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Bishop Eddie Long's ACCUSERS Announce NEW TELL-ALL BOOK + Eddie Long Responds That He Will "Move Forward"

So much for confidentiality agreements...some of the accusers in the Bishop Eddie Long sexual abuse scandal have been speaking out about the sexual manipulation at the hands of their former pastor. 

And the headline clips are causing such a stir that EVEN Bishop Long is "sorta" speaking out about the scandal.  Deets inside....

 

Hold onto the church pew in front of you because Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande (two of the plantiffs in last year's Eddie Long scandal) are speaking out about their experiences with Bishop Long AND they are writing a tell-all book about what they say happened! 

Although both Jamal and Spencer orginally agreed not to discuss what happened via their out of court settlement, both young men (in ther early 20s) spoke to CNN affiliate WSB about Bishop Long.

“It's just not enough anymore. I thought I could cover the pain up. I thought I could move, start over and everything will go away. I was terribly wrong," said Jamal.

Jamal told WSB that he grew up without a father and that Eddie Long seized on that vulnerability.

“To have a man love me for just who I was. I just had to be me, and love him back."

During the interview, Jamal pointed out a "JL” tattoo on his arm, which he said stands for “Jamal Long.” SMH.....speechless.

Does Bishop Long make all his "boys" get inked? And p.s., Jamal said Bishop Long was with him when he got inked!

Talking about the book Jamal said,

"You ain't ready for the secrets. I don't care if this book sells one copy. But if it's just for me, this is what my life looked like, this is my voice for the first time.”

Then Spencer said,

“Ten years of details, each person. It's gonna be a book full of 'wow's' and 'ahh's' and 'Oh my Gods.'"

But it gets better!  In response to Bishop Long telling his church that he would fight the allegations and that he was "David" in the David vs. Goliath parable, Spencer said, “If you read the Bible again, mister, we are David.”

Ouch.

So if you breach the confidentiality agreement can you keep the money?

“I feel like burning [the money]. I’m going to tell the world – money does not buy happiness,” he said. “When you sleep at night, the problems are still there. The money stuff, who cares about the number," Spencer said.

 

And in "response" to the latest round of headlines, Bishop Long had this to say:

 

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.

I will continue to honor and abide by my commitment of confidentiality and restraint as it relates to the resolution of the civil litigation and will not be diverted from the important work of the ministry.

I thank God for your faithful support of my journey to South Africa where thousands where blessed and more than 700 people gave their lives to Christ. We also were able to sow more support into the HIV/AIDS Hospice in Johannesburg that we partnered with last year. We built a wonderful bridge of relationships with pastors and community leaders to further establish the Kingdom and bless others.

I love you and thank you for your continued commitment and dedication.

Your Pastor,

Bishop Eddie L. Long

 

Hmmm.....I'm waiting on the first sermon he preaches AFTER the book drops.  I'm sure you will be able to hear a pin drop.

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dang. i wish oprah was still

dang. i wish oprah was still on so they could go on her show. oprah would get the truth out for real!!
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I agree

I agree
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Anonymous's picture

to think people enjoyed

to think people enjoyed waking up next to this man, man or women is gross.....this man is beyond ugly.....i'll never understand human beings.
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Jeremiah 23:1-2 King James

Jeremiah 23:1-2 King James Version (KJV) Jeremiah 23 1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. 2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
kay's picture

21 I have not sent these

21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. 22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. 23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD. 25 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. 26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; 39 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence: 40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten. I must add to read this whole chapter..........
kay's picture

He molested those boys!!!!!

He molested those boys!!!!! They were underage!!! He should be in jail!!! What if all you non judgers...had kids that were taken advantage of? If he did that, that means he can strike again! And ruin more lives!..I don't understand why other pastors are not speaking up about this? Forget about judging a person... It is a crime to molest and have sexual contact with a minor! He can worship all he wants and we can prey for him to get better but in the meantime he should be in jail! Cmon people...
Anonymous's picture

HE didn't do it, that's why

HE didn't do it, that's why they didn't persue criminal charges. Obviously, if he actually did what he is being accused of, and they wanted justice, they could have gotten it. This is a pack of lies.
T's picture

HE didn't do it, that's why

HE didn't do it, that's why they didn't persue criminal charges. Obviously, if he actually did what he is being accused of, and they wanted justice, they could have gotten it. This is a pack of lies.
T's picture

his church sounds like a

his church sounds like a cult...how can they let a petifile preach to them???..i know it says forgive but clearly this preacher is delusional...dont be surprised if you hear the church has been burnt down by the rath of GOD!!!
baby j's picture

I don't care that he has sex

I don't care that he has sex with man. What I care about is him not fully acknoledging it and that his congregation is still allowing him to preach. How can you sit and listen to a pastor that is as or even more confused as you are?
Anonymous's picture

Yawn . . .this is s last year

Yawn . . .this is s last year . .how long will you people be entertained by the same story. you're like children that never ge tired of hearing the same bedtime story.
Anonymous's picture

Eddie 'Gay' Long- could have

Eddie 'Gay' Long- could have learned alot from Michael Vick- he admitted his bad, did the time, and now back on top of the world. When you neber admit your bad, you can enver sweep it away. He should've known money would not solve his problems. But I dont judge him, he's only a human and ALL humans make mistakes. The people who are worse, are those that defend him JUST because they go to that church. You dont have to defend him to be a good christian. And if you can't even see and admit the truth to yourself- what are you doing in church anyway? Oh that's right, Church is just a fashion show, and especially in the South- something people have to do.
Jesus Knows's picture

These boys got a book deal

These boys got a book deal that is worth much more than that settlement money. They may run into a lawsuit re: confidentiality if there is other consideration in the agreement that buys their silence other than an exchange of money.
Anonymous's picture

I have to say....GOD is

I have to say....GOD is judging HIS churches and the Pastors that stand at the pulpits teaching his (GOD's) flock. What I see is pastors seem to be forgetting the flock belongs to the LORD and not to them. They think that the people our theirs and they (pastors) save them the flock. There are WAY to many games being played in churches these days. I have never seen so many secrets being brought to the for-front. Such as pastors (MARRIED) sleeping with single woman in the church. Secrets..sick secrets coming to light. Do they (pastors) think they can hide their little games they choose to play in churches? I feel for NONE of them...I feel for NONE of the ones that are taught the WORD of GOD and know better. A man or woman (pastor) married in the church comes to you (flock) and tries to push their evil ways toward you and you know the WORD why would you step into their sick game playing word? Why would you even try to say it is because I did not have a father or a mother? you know sleeping with the same sex is wrong. I don't care if that person is the LAST dam person on earth...you know it is wrong! now you want to write a book about your SEX games? that you know you were having with a pastor? Stop playing games for $$$ you will also be called on this. I have seen woman come into church the pastor (married) throws a greeting their way next thing the woman thinks she can be a better wife to the pastor then the wife he has...is 2-5min of sex worth your soul I ask? What do you talk about after the fact? it is just so stupid...might as well just stay in the world you can get your groove on and not worry about anyone point a finger at you. But as for PASTORS whom choose to play in the pulpit (GOD watches his area) it is HIS area and he will expose you! so we keep reading the exposures and the divorces, the over-doses, children born out of wed-lock to married pastors. But yet each Sunday you want to teach the WORD? and keep you secrets hidden? The Lake is HOT....but don't hate when you see "us" the flock entering through the gates of heaven....and satan is pulling you to your new hot home. JUst remember the games to chose to play hear on this earth with HIS (GOD) kids....but he (THE LORD) had his hand over us anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kay's picture

So what are we going to read

So what are we going to read about? so young dude sucking rubbing a pastors dick? look lets be real about this sh*t. How many pages can you fill in a book about sexual games people play? Men kissing, getting it in the rump, rubbing, being brought thing (hush) money and trips. We watch the crap on T.V. So what can they really say that would be new to us? Cute lil words a pastor said to them? then they want to get paid for a story? they want US to go out and buy a sex book? If ya don't know what by now then I guess you better go get the book then.....funny people always say "I want to keep it real" GOD true people are not LOCKED up behind church walls...they are out here in the world fighting the true fight of faith. Keeping it real is telling the RAW truth...ok, so you go it in the azz by a pastor....and you want to write a book about it and have us buy something if we were really wanting to see we can pull it up on the WEB right? Take what cha' got $$$ and run....cuz this sh*t is old now. I know my comments are LONG no pun intended. But I am quite sick of this church game playing stuff. GOD's true children are fight out hear in the world. Or comments are reals and not covered up, not worried about what church folks think because it is too harsh. THE LORDS kids keep it real...are hearts are rooted in him (GOD) and we are not going to be sitting up in some fake game playing, hatin on people, fake smiling church folks that will stab you in the back in a second people then "say love you with the love of the lord" fake azz quoting "I'm blessed" every 2 seconds...people....CHURCH FOLKS BETTER WAKE UP!!!
kay's picture

I disagree with you about the

I disagree with you about the boys, but I do agree with you about people playing games in the church. Did anyone hear about Juanita Bynum "typing" in "tongues" on her facebook page and all of her sheeple praising the mess (see article below)? The madness and BS MUST stop. http://www.theroot.com/buzz/juanita-bynum-types-tongues-facebook
Anonymous's picture

lol!!!!!! oooh i laughed so

lol!!!!!! oooh i laughed so hard at that mess. she know she need to stop. i am too thru if anybody replied "in tongues". what a joke.
shuga's picture

What more can they say aside

What more can they say aside from sex and whispering in the ear? text messages or whatever they may choose to come up with? The man WILL be dealt with by GOD....as for Juanita no comment..I just look at that as another part of game playing in the church... but she gave me a good laugh...typing in tongues...lol anything for attention.
kay's picture

I GUESS THE MOST RECENT

I GUESS THE MOST RECENT INSTALLMENT OF SETTLEMENT CASH RAN OUT................................WHAT'S SADDER IS THERE ARE FOLKS STILL GIVING EDITH LONG THEIR MONEY EVERY SUNDAY.....................RELIGIOUSLY (NO PUN INTENDED)............................EDITH IS USING YOUR TITHING MONEY TO PAY OFF (SETTLE) WITH THESE YOUNG MEN...............................FIND A NEW REPUTABLE CHURCH HOME PEOPLE.
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Good! I'm so glad they are

Good! I'm so glad they are writing a tell all book. Maybe other boys he molested will have the strength to come forward and speak up. Nasty pedophiles should come out of their place of power because they will hurt other innocent kids. I believe Long still is in place because he is hurting African Americans. If he laid a hand on a white kid he would be in jail by now. Who will care if African Americans kids are hurt if we don't care for them ourselves. This man can not be trusted with kids. That church gave money to his ministry just so he can use the money to molest boys, that's sicken. Guess that church is filled with people who still giving Long money to pay for the boys silence then go on to molest new boys. Long sure have alot to answer to God for.
Anonymous's picture

I was on the young men's side

I was on the young men's side until this book thing.... come on now fellas, they seem to be starving for attention.... if you need closure, seek counseling, engage in therapy.... why write a book? You dont care if it sells one cope? LIAR because you tell LIES... lol Eddie might be guilty as sin, and dead wrong.... but the book is soooo unnecessary... take your millions and seek professional/spiritual help.... Although writing the book could be cathartic, and the end of the day, it will not heal the wounds they have.... only God can do that... STOP THE MADNESS!
imjustsayin's picture

Thank you and guess what -

Thank you and guess what - the only people that will get this book will be bootleggers if it even gets that far - truth need to come out be damned, the law says when you sign a legal agreement to do or not do something, you have to stand by that or deal with the consequences of changing your mind because you decided that the money doesn't matter - whatev. Eddie's lawyers will get an injunction which will include severe penalties if the book becomes public. No book publisher in their right mind is going to want to get involved in that kind of legal drama.
Msgonzo10's picture

Please! The way the

Please! The way the settlement is structured, Eddie Long is trying to get over on these boys and they will never see the whole amount. He's STILL trying to get over, even after all of this, so yes, announcing that they will write a tell-all (whether it's true or not) is a strategic move on their part. And I think they would have publishers fighting over them to tell their story.
Anonymous's picture

A tell-all book? Seriously?

A tell-all book? Seriously? That's kinda gross. I for one won't be going to that book signing. And whomever is still attending that church is on notice-how can u learn from someone that is accused of sleeping with his male parishioners? This country is in so much trouble.
INTS's picture

They need to give it up and

They need to give it up and take responsibility for their consent in the matter. Of course it's not right what he did, if he did what they say, but if he did - they obviously were on board. If a 14 yr old finds themselves having any kind of intimate dealings with a grown person more than once, that's a consentual / mutual understanding. They were enjoying themselves til they realized they weren't the only ones. Common sense = how many you all would have allowed anything of this nature to occur more than once, w/the same person? The book should be 5 pages at the most. because unless they were held hostage and doing things they didn't want to do, each "victim" should only have one paragraph/incident. Why would there be a whole lot of wows and ahhs and Oh my Gods if you weren't voluntarily going along with it at some point? Imagine how much they're going to be lying in the book about the part they played in the matter trying to make it look like they were innocent young men who didn't know any better. Come'on, Mary (the mother of Jesus) was dating Joseph and with child when she was only 15 years old. Funny how we expect teenagers to be responsible enough to say no to drugs but not to a dick in the booty. GTFOH
Y$'s picture

I bet there are more men in

I bet there are more men in the wood works that are too scared and ashamed to speak out. This man is a pedophile and these 5 men in my eyes aren't the only ones, they are the only ones brave enough to step forward and speak out against the wrong doings of the bishop. I hope he burns in eternal hell for what he's done. The people that attend his church ought to be ashamed of themselves. The bishop is nothing more than a man, he is NOT God. His congregation need to wake up and realize that. The bishop isn't leading them to "the promise land" the only place he's leading his congregation is straight to HELL.
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Anonymous's picture

only god can judge, and god

only god can judge, and god is forgiving, he died for our sins no one is prefect
wolfprada's picture

You are a complete dumb ass

You are a complete dumb ass
Anonymous's picture

A pure dumb azz!

A pure dumb azz!
Anon!'s picture

It really horrifies me that

It really horrifies me that he's allowed to keep his position in the church, he should have been thrown out!...I agree with some of the other comments saying we SHOULD JUDGE!...i'm so sick of people doing any and everything they wanna do and saying "only GOD can judge me"...I wonder is this had gone on in any other city than the GAY-TL, would he still have his job?
smartblackgirl's picture

his parishoners support him

his parishoners support him the same way that ignorant folks (chicago and across the US) support R.Kelly and keep buying his music. Both men have prayed on innocent girls and boys(marriages, texts, videos and other kinds of evidence) yet people are still following behind them as if they are god. So this is not new. We need a reality check to figure out what is important and support those who are good and rid our hearts and minds of evilness.
Anonymous's picture

I'm from Chicago and I don't

I'm from Chicago and I don't support R Kelly. Not a fan of his never have been never will be.I belive he is guilty. Just because he's from Chicago does not mean eveyone like his music and support him.Eddie long should have been asked to leave by the church board. He give ministers a bad name. Some all ready think the church is corrupt.
Anonymous's picture

If those allegations are true

If those allegations are true , then Eddie Long is NOT a gay man , homosexuality is not the issue here , he is a PEDOPHILE , those men were really young or underage when it happened their genders and the fact that Eddie Long is an homophobic hypocrite just fuels how wrong the all thing is !
jazmine's picture

You are a complete dumb ass

You are a complete dumb ass
Anonymous's picture

he's gay and a pedophile if

he's gay and a pedophile if he slept with underage males.
Anonymous's picture

AGREED!

AGREED!
smartblackgirl's picture

THE DEVIL IS REAL AND EVERY

THE DEVIL IS REAL AND EVERY BODY HAS SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET I JUST MIND MY OWN BUSINESS AND I'LL CONTINUE TO LET GOD BE GOD LET HIM DO WHAT HE DO
Gods Glory's picture

OK. Just remember God's Glory

OK. Just remember God's Glory when somebody f*cks you in ur azz against you will. god bless....and amen....
Anon!'s picture

This is so SAD!!! I can not

This is so SAD!!! I can not understand how the congregation can still be sitting there! Why in the world would these men lie. He needs to come out and say he molested and abused these men and then stop speaking out so negatively about homosexuality since it's clear you are gay. In the video they did point out that intercourse never happened and that all the men are straight. But at the time they were impressionable children.
Anonymous's picture

This is sad. Their Bishop

This is sad. Their Bishop needs to step down like he should've done the first time!! Lets just say he is innoncent, no "leader" of Jesus Christ should be allowed to remain when accusations accuse him of not living a lifestyle that he should be preaching sinful. Sadly this is why people can call the church a joke! The church represent Jesus Christ & his representation is shameful!!! Step down Bishop for the sake of the entire church, not just yours!!!
Anonymous's picture

LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN!

LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN!
smartblackgirl's picture

This is sad. Their Bishop

This is sad. Their Bishop needs to step down like he should've done the first time!! Lets just say he is innoncent, no "leader" of Jesus Christ should be allowed to remain when accusations accuse him of not living a lifestyle that he should be preaching sinful. Sadly this is why people can call the church a joke! The church represent Jesus Christ & his representation is shameful!!! Step down Bishop for the sake of the entire church, not just yours!!!
Anonymous's picture

This is sad. Their Bishop

This is sad. Their Bishop needs to step down like he should've done the first time!! Lets just say he is innoncent, no "leader" of Jesus Christ should be allowed to remain when accusations accuse him of not living a lifestyle that he should be preaching sinful. Sadly this is why people can call the church a joke! The church represent Jesus Christ & his representation is shameful!!! Step down Bishop for the sake of the entire church, not just yours!!!
Anonymous's picture

This is sad. Their Bishop

This is sad. Their Bishop needs to step down like he should've done the first time!! Lets just say he is innoncent, no "leader" of Jesus Christ should be allowed to remain when accusations accuse him of not living a lifestyle that he should be preaching sinful. Sadly this is why people can call the church a joke! The church represent Jesus Christ & his representation is shameful!!! Step down Bishop for the sake of the entire church, not just yours!!!
Anonymous's picture

This is sad. Their Bishop

This is sad. Their Bishop needs to step down like he should've done the first time!! Lets just say he is innoncent, no "leader" of Jesus Christ should be allowed to remain when accusations accuse him of not living a lifestyle that he should be preaching sinful. Sadly this is why people can call the church a joke! The church represent Jesus Christ & his representation is shameful!!! Step down Bishop for the sake of the entire church, not just yours!!!
Anonymous's picture

This is sad. Their Bishop

This is sad. Their Bishop needs to step down like he should've done the first time!! Lets just say he is innoncent, no "leader" of Jesus Christ should be allowed to remain when accusations accuse him of not living a lifestyle that he should be preaching sinful. Sadly this is why people can call the church a joke! The church represent Jesus Christ & his representation is shameful!!! Step down Bishop for the sake of the entire church, not just yours!!!
Anonymous's picture

I was reading on CNN that he

I was reading on CNN that he lost a lot of members because of this but obviously not enough because his church is still packed! I for one, believe the accusers. I hate to say this, but a lot of "church people" are NOT good people! We have to address the fact that there is a lot of corruption in the church. Things are happening that should not be happening. A lot of these preachers are "false prophets" and they are leading people astray and damaging lives!
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