September 29th, 2010
10:22 AM ET

On the Radar: Long's accuser, Lockerbie, middle politics

Eddie Long preaches at his church and responds to allegations against him Sunday.

Long accuser speaks out - One of the young men who has accused a Georgia pastor of sexual coercion told Atlanta television station WAGA that he wanted to send a message to Bishop Eddie Long: "You are not a man. You are a monster."

Jamal Parris, a former church employee and personal assistant to Long, filed one of four lawsuits last week accusing the Baptist televangelist of coercing young male church members into having sex with him.

Lockerbie bomber hearing - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on the circumstances surrounding the release of convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbasset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison last year.

The Scottish government released al-Megrahi just over a year ago on the grounds that he had cancer and was not likely to live more than three more months. President Obama's assistant on homeland security and counter-terrorism, John Brennan, called the release "unfortunate and inappropriate." Democratic Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg noted that al-Megrahi was given three months to live when he was released, but is still alive.

Middle growing more militant - As Republicans shift more to the right and Democrats to the left, those left in the middle are wondering where to find the group that best represents them. Right now, there isn’t one, and centrists might do the only thing that they can to make themselves heard: stay away from the polls.

Tom Foreman writes that the political polarization really began with Ross Perot’s 1992 presidential campaign, in which the independent candidate got 18 percent of the vote, mainly from Republicans.

Tech rock stars - Who’s the CEO of Coca-Cola? How about General Motors, General Electric or General Mills?  Got nothing? Well try this: Who’s the guy in the black mock turtleneck who runs Apple? Or the richest man in the United States, who started Microsoft before turning to a life of philanthropy? If you’re like us, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates weren’t tough to figure out. (Sorry, Muhtar Kent, Daniel Akerson, Jeff Immelt and Ken Powell.)

For good or ill, tech industry CEOs — like Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook creator who’s featured in this week’s “The Social Network” — often end up being associated with their products in ways bosses from other industries aren’t.  CNN's Doug Gross takes a look at today's tech rock stars.

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  1. davo

    That pervert is wearing a rug in one photo. You morons that support this man need to ask God to forgive you for being so stupid. You should be pulling your kids out of that perverted church.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. jj

    watch the latest movies online free at movies27 dot com

    October 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lordiblessurname

    This situation is tragic. I'm praying for all involved.

    October 10, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. dwayne

    Bishop Eddie Long: has been gettin his.

    October 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dwayne

    Just how much money did the christians spend for the Bishop Eddie Long's touring boy show?

    October 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kay

    Get him off your front page. His news isn't breaking–it's non-news except to those who claim (and probably were) abused. The real story right now is the one about rescuing the
    Chile miners. Don't give Eddie Long any more news time! Get him out of the limelight. He doesn't deserve it.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Maraieh S

    Personally idk if he did it or not. But im not sure,

    October 13, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dominique J

    idk if he did it but if he did. He dirty. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!\

    October 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. keshia l.

    uhm i think he did it but im not for certain but, if you did do that your one of the biggest hypocrite i have ever known. for you to spend all you years preeching and tyring to betray your self as a man of god was WRONG. if you did do this your going to get what you deserve. but if you diddnt i apologize. but what you did is between you and god.
    – keyshia

    October 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Andre' N.B.

    the truth shall reviel it's self.!He has done many great things from myself personally & family, Lithionia to International. We all fall short of the glory of GOD. Prey for him, his family, the accusers & the body of Christ. We weren't there to see 4 our selves so follow the spirit & let it guide us to the real answers. Study and reserch the word to find ourselves approved.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jay

    This makes me so sick... I can not understand what would motivate such a person to do such a thing. It really destroys lives. I was a victum of this when i was 10, this was right before the catholic church was being investigated and what i went thru was so hard. To realize what actually happened, then to relive it by telling someone and reliving it again when going to the police. With my case, he was let go with no investigation or charges only because he had another pastor come in with him to the police station and nothing was done because i was the only one who opened there mouth.
    It takes allot to make that first set, to tell your story and to re-live the past.

    October 16, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mary ---- Texas

    This is so totally Crazy , I am not this man's judge or jury but I do know if these allegations are True he is going to have to answer to far higher Judge than any on this earth .. God almighty knows and he will be his finally judge..

    October 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. joe idaho

    well i never.... imagine that; a relgious man professing one thing and doing another. i can't believe a religious offical would exploit his power and position for personal gains and pleasure. this is so surprising. i am shocked.

    October 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
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