Archive for May, 2011
LisaRaye also says she can only date a rich man.
By John Blake, CNN – Atlanta (CNN) – Bishop Eddie Long, the Atlanta-based megachurch leader, has reached an out-of-court settlement with four young men who accused him of sexual coercion, representatives for both sides said Thursday.
B.J. Bernstein, the attorney representing the men, said in a statement that the lawsuits against Long and his church have “been resolved.”
Bernstein’s two-paragraph statement said that neither she nor the accusers would talk about the lawsuits “now or in the future.”
Art Franklin, a Long spokesman, said Thursday that the pastor settled because it “is the most reasonable road for everyone to travel.”
“This decision was made to bring closure to this matter and to allow us to move forward with the plans God has for this ministry,” Franklin said in a statement.
Long is an internationally known televangelist who crusaded against gay marriage, and the lawsuits against him drew national attention.
The settlement comes eight months after Long, the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Church in Lithonia, Georgia, said from the pulpit of his 25,000 member megachurch that he vowed to fight the accusations against him, with the congregation cheering in response.
Actor Richard T. Jones Gives the Commencement Speech at UMUC, Hope This Doesn’t Happen at Your School (Video)
UMUC’s graduation speaker, Richard Jones, decided to improvise his way through his speech. They put him after a few Doctors, and he siad they said what he wanted to say… confusing. Then he just winged it after that, crazy. That character in the Tyler Perry movie must really be him. Great casting credit goes to Tyler Perry casting crew.