December 14th, 2010 12:43 EST
Disgraced Gay Bishop Eddie Long Linked To Mortgage Scam! Anyone Surprised?
"CBS Atlanta News has found Bishop Eddie Long and another local megachurch leader, Gary Hawkins, are linked to a questionable mortgage venture that is being investigated by the feds.
CBS Atlanta was the first to report on Matrix Capital`s long list of victims. The company promised to lower people`s mortgages for $1,500 upfront. Police say thousands of homeowners paid Matrix money, but according to investigators, most of them ended up in bankruptcy and losing their homes.
So many people trusted Matrix Capital front man Fred Lee because he made promises of lowering people`s mortgages in the sanctity of their local church."
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is where Lee convinced gullible church members to pay him instead of their mortgages. Bishop Eddie Long, the pastor of New Birth, was extending professional courtesy by allowing a fellow con artist to use his church facilities.
Eddie Long is infamous for his Jheri curl wig, pimp wardrobe and predilection for young boys, but let`s not forget that the disgraced minister has a long history of financial shenanigans.
"On August 28, 2005 the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that during the period between 1997 to 2000, Long received more than $3.07 million worth of compensation and benefits from his eponymous non-profit charity, Bishop Eddie Long Ministries Inc. Long contended that the charity did not solicit donations from members but instead gained its income from royalties, speaking fees and several large donations. In 2007, Senator Chuck Grassley announced an investigation into the tax-exempt status of six ministries under the leadership of Benny Hinn,Paula White, Eddie L. Long, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, and Kenneth Copeland by the United States Senate Committee on Finance."
My readers may be wondering how can anyone be so stupid as to let a shyster convince them to pay their mortgage to him instead of their financial institution. We have to remember that these are the same idiots who believe that a clown sporting a Jheri Curl wig, and a pimp`s outfit is a prophet of God.
The good Lord is no doubt using Fred Lee to punish the New Birth congregation for enabling a child molester. Fleecing the New Birth congregation is as easy as taking candy from a baby. Merry Christmas New Birth!
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