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After months of staying quiet New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Bishop Eddie Long’s wife Vanessa allegedly    left him in the middle of his boy sex scandal last year and now she explains why she came back. Sources report she Addressed the church’s women’s ministry in late August, Vanessa reflected on the period in which she nearly divorced Long in the aftermath of 2010 allegations that her husband had seduced male minors in his care.

In a video posted online Vanessa Long addresses the New Birth congreation telling them,

“I was in the middle of a storm, and I got off the ship.” READ MORE

Bishop Eddie Long Apologizes to Jewish Community

Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church issued an apology to the Anti-Defamation League for his role in a king-crowning ceremony last weekend. Long wrote a letter addressed to Bill Nigut, southeast regional director of the ADL — a Jewish group that fights anti-Semitism:

“The ceremony was not my suggestion, nor was it my intent, to participate in any ritual that is offensive in any manner to the Jewish community, or any group,” Bishop Long wrote in an open letter to Bill Nigut, “Furthermore, I sincerely denounce any action that depicts me as a King, for I am merely just a servant of the Lord.”

“While I believe that Rabbi Ralph Messer has good intentions during his message at New Birth, I understand that the ceremony he performed on Sunday, January 29th, caused harm to the Jewish community, for which I am deeply sorry,”

Long wrote.

CNN reports Nigut acknowledged the apology and said he was grateful for it.  READ MORE

Bishop Eddie Long is back in the news for  the way he was carried around the pulpit, and miss use of the holocaust scroll, pissing off Jewish people all over the world….

 

 

S2S reports that Eddie, who spent much of 2011 battling charges of molestation, was wrapped in a priceless Jewish scroll as his church crowned him. Sunday, Jan. 29 service, was conducted by a rabbi, who explained the significance of the the scroll before bringing Eddie out to the center of the pulpit. “This is a scroll that’s 312 years old,” the rabbi told the New Birth congregation, noting that it is was found at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. “This is a holocaust scroll.”

 Supposedly, surrounding him in the scroll is an honor reserved for kings and symbolically hides him in the scriptures. During the ceremony, the bishop remained silent as he was draped in a prayer shawl and given the belt of righteousness that held the scroll together. Eddie, seated in throne-like chair, was then hoisted up by four members of the congregation and carried around stage while holding the scroll.
 Not only was he named a king, the rabbi designated him a prophet of Atlanta.

Jewish leaders are criticizing a ceremony that involved a controversial megachurch leader being wrapped in a religious scroll calling himself a “King” to the applause of his Church goers. READ MORE

Bishop Eddie Long returned to New Birth Missionary Baptist Church after a month-long absence and his true supporters were more than happy. The senior pastor had announced that he was stepping away from the pulpit to spend time with his family – an attempt to save his marriage with Vanessa Long, who has recently filed for divorce. The ChristianPost is reporting:

Long welcomed the New Year on the eve of 2011 with what appeared to be enthusiasm and vitality – telling his congregation “2012 is here! Shake off the remorse, shake off the depression, shake off the financial burden, start using your hands again and reconstructing!” READ MORE

Vanessa Long, the wife of  Bishop Eddie Long, announced today she has filed for divorce. After 21 years of marriage she is finally calling it quits. Vanessa stayed by her husband side through his molestation accusations. Eddie Long was accused by several young men that he coerced them with gifts and trips and later molested them. In a statement released today Vanessa states,

“After a great deal of deliberation and prayer, I have decided to terminate my marriage to Bishop Eddie L. Long. Accordingly, I authorized my attorneys to file for divorce on December 1, 2011. It is my sincere hope that this matter can be resolved expeditiously, harmoniously and fairly. READ MORE

Bishop Eddie Long Responds To Accusers

The infamous Bishop Eddie Long, after News Channel 2 here in Atlanta recently interviewed two of his accusers (see here), has decided to speak out! In a message to parishioners posted on his website, he writes:

New Birth Members,

We have a long history of dutifully serving those in need in the local and global communities and we will continue to do so. We are committed to the calling of a strong, viable and relevant ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Unfortunately, we are in the media again and people are wondering what I am going to say. All I have to say is what we stated earlier. All parties involved decided to resolve the civil cases out of court. The decision was made to bring closure to this matter and allow us to move forward with the plans God has for this ministry. READ MORE