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Bishop Eddie Long Spirit & Truth Conference, Say What?

July 24, 2012 by  
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( When I heard this week that Bishop Eddie Long was holding a “Spirit & Truth” Conference, I had to sit back in  my chair for a second to think.  As my eye brow wrinkled into my forehead, I asked myself, “what is there that’s truthful about Eddie Long on any level?”

We know that Eddie Long has been accused by several young men in his church so he could sleep with them.

We know that Bishop Eddie Long told his congregation that he would make sure the truth eventually came out about the allegations.

We know that later on, Bishop Eddie Long never revealed the truth and instead settled the case behind closed doors, using millions of dollars in church  money.

We know that Bishop Eddie Long was able to get s*x from the boys under the guise of being a surrogate father and role model, which led to him being respected by the community.

We know that Bishop Eddie Long was the first to march in the streets against homosexuality, but was sleeping with these very same men when his wife wasn’t looking.

What in the holy hell is truthful about that?

I stand in agreement with one of Eddie Long’s accusers, Centino Kemp, who expressed his outrage on Twitter about the audacity of Long to hold this kind of conference.  Says Kemp:

The Bahamas Christian Council needs to keep New Birth out of the Bahamas,” he said.

“How the hell that man feel that he can have a SPIRIT & TRUTH conference 2012 in THE BAHAMAS you really got f*cking balls.”

Kemp is right –  does take a lot of f*cking balls to claim yourself to be a representative of spirit & truth when you actually represent the exact opposite.  Not only should Bishop Long be ashamed, but anyone who considers attending such a conference should be equally embarrassed.  

A so-called “spiritual leader” who brings innocent young boys under his wing so he can sleep with them cannot guide your spirit to heaven.  Instead, following this kind of leader will only guide your spirit to the same hell in the afterlife that these boys experienced on earth.

Sometimes, this stuff is just ridiculous.

Staff Writer; Dr. Boyce Watkins
Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition. For more information, please visit


7 Responses to “Bishop Eddie Long Spirit & Truth Conference, Say What?”
  1. Pat says:

    Jeremiah 23:1-4 ESV / 46 helpful votes

    “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the Lord.

  2. Pat says:

    It takes a lot of pride to act the way eddie long is acting.

  3. Elsie Marie Greene (@mrsemg2009) says:

    Everyone knows these conferences are a business product for Eddie Long, New Births, and the speakers/performers. So we cannot expect them to tell the whole truth. They don’t even hold a call to Christ at the end of long nights of compulsory “giving”. The food, tix, videos, and paraphernalia are outrageously priced. So Eddie is operating just as many church pimps do. He has held this conference for years as a money ploy.

  4. Lonnie Radcliffe says:

    There is a special place in the recesses of hell reserved for false prophets like Long.

    Lonnie Radcliffe

  5. H Alexander Lewis says:

    Please, do not blame Eddie Long! These young men liked materials things and staying in 5 stars Hotel; and gave into the lust for all it’s worth and got upset when they realized that Eddie was seeking younger preys!

    Never the less, Bishop Eddie Long, as a man of God, should not have entertained such behavor.


  6. jdgwisd says:

    Well, Mr. Long knows and depends on his “sheeple” being in the grasps of P.T. Barnum’s quote. African American folks truly are enamored by the next Moses, no matter what sociological personna that person may come from. Jesus had it truly correct in the 70th saying of the Gospel of Thomas: “If you give rise to wht is within you, what is within you will save you. If you do not give rise to what is in you, what is not in you will destroy you.” Our folks have to depend on each other and their relationship with God for their salvation, not another Dr. Feelgood.

  7. There was and article on this site about asians pimpimp Blacks. But the real pimps are a lot of these fake ministers of the cloth. They are the real wolves in sheep clothing. Black churches bring in billions every year, but how much of that money goes to helping the Black community? There are a lot of churches helping our community, but they are the exception not the rule. If all the Black churches got together and pooled their money together, we could solve a lot of problems in our community. But they’re only interested in themselves, instead of the community they claim to serve. Back to the asian pimping, you can only be pimped if you allow other people to pimp you. The bottom line is we don’t control our minds, someone else does. This started fron slavery and has continued to this day. It’s time to break the mental chains in order to free our minds so we can control our community like we once did. We can solve the problems in our community because we are the problem. No one else can do more for us than we can do for ourselves.

    Black Unity is the solution and always will be.

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