Friday, December 17, 2010

Bishop Eddie Long Update: Accusers Broke Into His Office to Get Evidence

Bishop Eddie Long Accusers Say They Broke Into Office to Obtain Evidence

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

The Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal
has been the peculiar incident in Atlanta that turned the black church upside down. A popular pastor given the responsibility of caring for scores of young men has been accused of coercing some of them in to sexual relationships.
Just when you thought the scandal couldn't get anymore scandalous, another piece of evidence emerges from the fray.
Several of Bishop Eddie Long's accusers now claim that the reason they broke in to his office earlier this year was to obtain evidence against Bishop Eddie Long for a pending lawsuit. This is in contrast to previous reports that the men broke in to Long's office for money.
"That man was hurt," said one of Long's accusers, Jamal Parris. "He wanted to get evidence to prove what was happening to him and to all of us."

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