Bookman misses the point


As we continue discussing Pastor Long’s alleged crimes, we must ask ourselves, would this have been such a big issue if it were a heterosexual allegation?

Sorry, Rev. Al, but it would be a bigger issue, even minus the hypocrisy factor, if a middle-aged man had slept with teen girls. Not a judgement, just a fact.

A Bishop Eddie Long flashback

Seemingly indisputable evidence lists Long as the primary recipient of the fund, obtaining at least $3.07 million during a four-year period, nearly as much as was given to those in need, according to the AJC.

With the money, Long, a rising star among black religious conservatives and pastor of a 25,000 member megachurch in suburban Atlanta, purchased a $350,000 Bentley and a $1.4 million six-bedroom, nine-bath home, on 20 acres of land. Of course he’s done this in part through taxpayer charity, since, as a church, New Birth Missionary Baptist is tax-exempt. The government won’t get a dime of the three million plus Long accrued. …

“I would love to sit with you and walk with you through the Bible to show that Jesus wasn’t poor,” he told an AJC reporter.