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. spell spell

    Stay off of this site if you can't spell. You sound like your from the back woods somewhere. Get a Dictionary. Let God do God's business

    September 24, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chingo blingo

    I cannot believe how naĂŻve people are on this blog, are you kidding me? I bet even if there was a picture of the pastor giving a big ol nasty BJ people would still say "oh its not him" unbelievable

    September 24, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. brian

    How high will the count go?

    September 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Crixus

    When are Black people going to stop acting so surprised by gay men? We all know gay men and women. Gay men are in your job, at your church, as well as on your athletic teams. Gay men are not all feminine!! Wake up stupid people! And they are people just like you, many of them are the uncles or aunts you always called when you need some money. What this man is dealing with is something called KHARMA! The biggest advocate against gay rights turns out to be gay. A surprise? It shouldn’t be. Many hippocrates are starting to come to light in this day and age, thanks to media and internet. Praise God for the internet! It is helping people to see the truth in many false beliefs that have helped to fuel hatred in our society. Black people are gonna have to stop putting their head in the sand and face the truth, because it is only hurting us, no one else. Accept gay people, they are a part of society. Look at TD Jakes’ son.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Name*bigman21

    Im tired of fruity pastors and priests. Shame on the omes who are still following him. Mmmm_hmmm, you know you wrong for that comment. But it's still funny as he!!

    September 24, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dyron

    These mega preditors are a joke.Haven't any of you that support these clowns learned from the past?Jesus walked everywhere he went,with a dingy robe!!He didn't have boats planes cars an trains!!Who owns there own train cars?Plz!!Wake up flock before your served as mutton!!

    September 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Change

    People Please Look at the big picture............Stop Judging and wait and listen to all side.........The Truth Prevail......................

    September 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. coolbreeze

    Understand this saints............The pastor is being accused and we dont know for sure what happened......I mean were were not there and it looks to me like evey dude in the church might just want to jump on the bandwagon. Look at the annointing bishop long has and there are haters all around. Want to sue him for all his possessions.I stand behind him and we will see whats really good. As a matter of fact, when people hear gossip,they run with it.And this is whati feel is happening,

    September 24, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bro on the Down Low

    The media needs to start exploring the anti-gay on the "down low" scene. It's should be obvious to most that this is an obvious case of the DL gone bad.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. POSTERCHILD

    .......If this situation was about Donnie Mc Clurkin, who is a Pastor, would we really have all this commentary?

    September 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dammaged

    He's not Catholic is he?

    September 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Our words cut like a knife.

    Remember, God's judgement start's with the church. And then the world.......According to our words we have what we say. Watch what you are saying........ As saints we need to hunble ourselfs, seek his face, and turn this over to God........... Don't add the wrong wood to the wrong fire..........

    September 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Thank You Jesus..............

    We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.....amen

    September 24, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. phil

    This "holy man" has been accused of criminal behavior and so it's not something that can be just handed over to God. There are differences between sins and crimes. God forgives mere sinners if he chooses, but judges and juries deal with the criminal. Even if sins are forgiven, in order for justice to prevail the crimes must be seen to by the courts. wouldn't that be cozy if the church could forgive those priests and preachers who pedal Jesus while preying ion kids and that would be the end of it.

    September 24, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheri

      Jesus is still Lord

      September 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Acceptable

    Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Amen Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed, The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.... Amen For what glory is it, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God........ Amen

    September 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
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