An author published a book way back in 2007 accusing Bishop Eddie Long of having homosexual relationships. Reuben Armstrong, a Dallas Texas radio host, penned the book entitled “Snakes in the Pulpit” and says that Bishop Eddie Long was one of it’s main characters.
Armstrong traveled to Atlanta while researching his book after two New Birth Missionary Baptist Church youth pastors contacted him. He said what they told him back in 2006 sounds eerily similar to what’s been alleged in four lawsuits filed against Long in September.
The author recently appeared on a local Atlanta news station, where he revealed what was told to him over 3 years ago. He says that he’s going to fight for Bishop Eddie Long’s resignation and cannot sit idle while Long continues to lead people astray.
“He is leading God’s people to the pits of hell. He needs to confess, repent and let God deal with him.”
Watch Armstrong’s interview to find out exactly what those New Birth youth pastors revealed about Bishop Eddie Long + details of the planned protest below:
“They were noticing that Bishop Long was taking young boys into the church involved youth ministry and taking them on vacation and hanging out with them and practicing homosexual acts with these young boys,” Armstrong says of the youth pastors.
Armstrong’s book’s second chapter “Homosexual Pastor,” accuses Long of having sexual relationships, but Armstrong said he didn’t include the part about the victims being teenagers because he couldn’t confirm it. He said the pastors were afraid to come forward publicly.
“They were scared for the retaliation and the aftermath they would receive from the church and the bishop,” Armstrong said.
Armstrong said the recent lawsuits and Long’s public statements confirm the accusations. He said if they weren’t true, Long would’ve explicitly denied them.
“All you can say is that I’m not perfect? I think, bishop, we know you’re not perfect. No one’s perfect,” Armstrong said.
Long’s spokesman, Art Franklin, said the bishop has nothing to say to Armstrong. “We are not responding to those inflammatory comments,” says Franklin. (source)
Armstrong is teaming up with a South Carolina bishop to host an interdenominational rally calling for Long’s resignation at 2 p.m. on Oct. 31. Georgia’s Building Authority has already authorized the event, which will take place on the steps of the Georgia State Capital.
Word is they’re expecting several hundred people to show up to call for the Bishop’s resignation.
This should be good…