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Published:September 26th, 2010 14:33 EST
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Black Ministers Afraid To Speak Out Against Eddie Long

By Robert Paul Reyes

Anti-gay Bishop Eddie Long is accused of using his moral authority as a pastor to sexually abuse four (and counting) male members of his congregation who were teens at the time. Long lured his young impressionable victims with trips, vehicles and money.

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The age of consent in Atlanta is 16, if Long had sex with any boys who were younger than 16 he should be prosecuted.

It`s not clear at this point if Long can be criminally prosecuted, but it`s abundantly clear that Long has made a mockery of his calling as a spiritual leader.

Long`s colleagues in the ministry should offer support and prayers to the victims, and express shock and outrage at Long`s scandalous behavior.

A group of black ministers from the Atlanta area got together to discus the scandal, and one of the leaders addressed the media and declared: We prayed over the situation. Pastor Jasper Williams, Jr. also heaped praise on Eddie Long, stating that Long has done a lot for the community.

Is this the best these ecclesiastical clowns can come up with? These ministers are a disgrace to their religion and race.

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