Some words that have been spoken by Bishop Eddie Long are coming back to haunt him… in a big way!
Long’s controversial billboard asking drivers to “Love Live Lead” like him was the first under scrutiny and now his own words are creating a firestorm.
The ‘Bishop’ as he’s affectionately called by members of his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, once preached a sermon where he spoke an analogy between the word of God and “fresh sperm”.
The video of that sermon, delivered during the early days of Long’s ministry in the 1990s, has gone viral. And now it’s being discussed in context of the four lawsuits that claim the 57-year-old Long used his spiritual authority to coerce four young men into sexual relationships with him.
“Bishop” has since denied the allegations but his own words speak volumes.
Check out Long’s “Fresh Sperm” video + more Eddie Long notable quotables below:
The word of God is potent. The word of God is His sperm.
The job of the preacher is to bring fresh sperm and when he speaks it, the womb — the church — is to take it in and say, ‘Sho’ you’re right.’
In earlier sermons and books, Long revealed his stance on a wide array of controversial topics. Take Long’s opposition to homosexuality. It’s been a part of his message for years.
In his 1998 book, “I Don’t Want Delilah, I Need You!” he wrote:
“The Bible has no provision for two people of the same sex to be married.”
“Two people of the same sex cannot reproduce in the physical natural realm, which is an outward manifestation of their inability to produce the fruit of righteousness in the spirit realm.”
“Neither does God make a person to be a homosexual. Look at yourself naked in a mirror and see what God gave you. That’s who you are in God’s creation.
Your parents … or someone else may have influenced you to engage in sexual behavior that was not godly, but God did not ordain that behavior for you.”
The proper role for men and women is a recurrent theme in his books and sermons and Long often put some of the blame on women, stating:
“In a society, where little boys are exposed to grubby, cursing, dirty, cigarette-smoking road construction worker women, is it any wonder they stop chasing women and start chasing men?”
Men, he said, are different than women because they are made from the dirt. God, he said, made Adam from the dust of the earth.
“Men can look attractive when they’re dirty,“ he wrote in “I Don’t Want Delilah, I Need You!”
“We see sweating, dirty, hardworking men on television all the time and we say to one another, ‘There’s a macho guy.’ But women were not made from the earth. God made women to be lovely, gentle, clean and beautiful on the inside and outside. They are to be strong in character.” (READ MORE)
Were his words a testament of his true feelings? Could Bishop Eddie Long have been trying to tell us something way back then? SMH!