Bishop Eddie Long has passed away and he will soon be funeralized. However, Black church communities cannot bury his troubled past with him. The church—New Birth et al.—must reckon with the Goliath of child sexual abuse and rescue the true Davids, our children, from the perverse and death-dealing realities of molestation, incest and rape.
In an interview with Fox 5 Atlanta, Jamal Parris said Eddie Long “turned his back on us when he had no more need for us. That’s not a father, that’s a predator.” “I loved him,” Parris said. “I’m always going to have love for the things that he taught me. But how he left us hurt […]