September 24th, 2010
04:47 PM ET

Fourth lawsuit filed against Pastor Eddie Long

A fourth lawsuit has been filed against Atlanta-area Pastor Eddie Long,
alleging he coerced a 15 year-old into sex during a trip to Africa.

The man named in the new suit says he first met the pastor at his church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The improprieties continued after he moved to Atlanta at the behest of Long to attend a local university, he said.

A spokesman for Long denied the allegations. He has denied similar allegations of impropriety from 3 other men.

"Our position about the lawsuits has not changed. Bishop Long categorically deny the charges. We believe that it is unfortunate the young men have chosen to take this course of action. The defense team will review the complaints and respond accordingly at the appropriate time and in the appropriate forum," Art Franklin said.

Read the full story on CNN.com.

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  1. glorybe1929

    I am an 81 yr. old, proud to be, an EX- RCC.. GET THEM IN THE WORLD COURT!

    September 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Yes Um

    If these accusations are true, it is an envious thing to see "males" live much more lavishly than females when they have a pimp daddy.

    I don't know one female that receives tuition paid, brand new car, jewelry, electronics and money from their pimp daddy. Plus, the males receive a committment ceremony.

    This situation should be a lesson learned, females think trapping a man with a baby he will commit, but look at the downlow life....these males can not even birth a child, yet they receive excellent benefits.

    I don't think the basketball stars provide that much to a female jumpoff.

    Something that makes you go hhhuuummm

    September 25, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tawn

    It is so easy to pass judgment. No one has the right to judge but God. He who is without sin cast the first stone. A man is innocent until proven guilty. BISHOP LONG is still an anointed man of God. God knows what happens. People need to keep their mouth off the man of God. Jesus was the only perfect Man to walk this earth. That's because he was both human and divine. When you start judging and condemning, God has a way of airing out your dirty laundry. Pray for all involve and let God be God. He will have the final say.

    September 25, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Tawn.... i agree with you 100%.... Prayer is what we need now.. too many times people focus on man instead of God... it's having a relationship with God... it says in his word that we all fall short... there is none perfect except Jesus.. and he without sin let him cast the first stone... Just paraphrasing some scriptures.... Whether this man did it or not.. he still has a soul... it's God's will that no man perish but to have eternal life with him... it's because of God's mercy extended that we have a chance to get it right with him.... Sin is sin ... evaluate and look at yourself instead of focusing on other's mistakes.... Praying for those involved... if he did it.. Praying for his deliverance....Encourage instead of tearing down when someone is down...

      September 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Christian

    I remember when Jimmy Swaggert "fell from grace". The scripture "let God be true and every man a liar" came to my rememberance. So then as now I keep in mind that men, no matter how high we put them on a pedestal, are still men. I also remember the saying "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". So lets pray constantly to stay humble because but by the grace of God, there go I (you).

    September 25, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chriis30

    Im glad the guy who work for CNN, who was interviewing the young man from the church said what he did. The things Mr.Long has done for these few boys are the exact things a predator do. At the time your'e not thinking about the plan this person has for you.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. StIves

    The doors of the church is open........is anyone want to come forth and speak or tell us what you all know. Deacons, lead us in prayer while we extend the right-hands of fellowsihip. Want you all come? Come to alter and tell us what you all know about this. Jesus will save you.....come!

    September 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mimie

    In either case reasons have to be found

    October 14, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ronda

    4freedom1 – you aren't really serious are you?

    September 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jryan

    evolutionary defect.

    September 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. wow

    You actually those thoughts in your head. Typed then and proofed. Then you still made the decision to hit the send button. Wow

    September 24, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Doc

    4freedom1.... YOU fit the mold... ignorant bigot!!

    September 24, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
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