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So, Eddie Doesn’t “Understand” Homosexuality?

It appears as though Eddie Long is doing what many (including his detractors) thought would NEVER happen…bend to the will of the homosexual lobby.

I must admit that I’m saddened by this apparent revelation. Sure, I have theological disagreements with Eddie Long because of his allegiance to the false prosperity gospel, his daft ability to twist scripture like an old pro, and his spawning of clones across the country.

Despite all of this, Eddie still stood firmly on the Word of God in reiterating that homosexuality is a sin that God will not ignore. He even led a march through downtown Atlanta in 2004 in support of heterosexual marriage.

Now, it appears that Eddie is bowing to pressure from the pro-gay lobby, has met the group Soulforce (a “gay christian” organization), and told Soulforce that there are “things about homosexuality that he needs to learn”.

So what is it that Eddie doesn’t “understand” about homosexuality? He’s been preaching against it all of his pastoral life, and he’s questioning scripture’s position regarding the subject now?

Our brother Pastor Foster over at Gay Christian Movement Watch first alerted us of this impending attempt of Soulforce to “dialogue” with Eddie last week (i.e. get him to see their point of view) (click here, here, here, and here for more details), and our brother Independent Conservative posted about it earlier this week as well.

You can see pictures of Soulforce’s visit with Eddie and his staff here, and you can read the article in a pro-gay newspaper that details the visit. Here’s an interesting quote from the article:

The meeting ended with Soulforce members offering to lead workshops at New Birth on human sexuality. Renee said the church is considering its options.

Homosexuality is a sin, and no “workshop on human sexuality” will change that fact. The Soulforce coalition seemed pretty happy to be at Club New Birth, but the CNB staff seemed elated for the opportunity to meet with them.

Unless this meeting was called to preach salvation and repentance from homosexual sin, it should’ve never been held (1 Corinthians 5). These Soulforce members have heard the truth, REJECTED IT, and “tweaked it” to fit THEIR AGENDA.

Let me be CRYSTAL CLEAR – God loves us even in our mess – and in turn, our love for Him and His truth means we must leave our mess behind. We are filthy rags, deserving eternal damnation apart from the redeeming Blood of Jesus Christ and the turning away from our flesh. This is an uncompromisable point. We can’t honestly serve a sinless Savior while holding onto the things that He hates!

I am not a “gay basher”, a homophobe, a “hater” or any other pejorative that will probably be hurled my way. I’m not perfect, nor will I try to reason the varying degrees of “sin”. I understand that many have been hurt through sexual molestation, and confused regarding same-sex attraction, etc. Homosexuality is a sin – and like every other unrepentant sin, it’s consequence is eternal separation from the Father. I stand on the Word of God, specifically:

Is there deliverance from homosexuality? ABSOLUTELY – 1 Corinthians 6:11 and 2 Corinthians 5:17 specifically speaks of deliverance over ANY SIN through salvation and faith in Jesus Christ.

Further, EVERY CHRISTIAN will struggle against sin – including sins of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). What separates us from the world, however, is that we always repent and turn back to God. You can’t be “gay” and call yourself a true Christian if you continue in homosexual sin – remember, 1 Corinthians 6:11 Paul said “you were (fill in the blank)”…meaning before sanctification through the Blood of Jesus.

You’re either “ex-gay” or an “ex-Christian”.

The truth hurts, and it could be considered “offensive” to anyone that it speaks against – BUT THAT DOES NOT NEGATE IT’S MERIT.

The bottom line is this – Eddie Long has just (apparently) lost the firm footing he had on scripture as it relates to this particular sin.

Should he have attempted to evangelize the Gospel truth to sinners? YES! Should he have entertained an audience of unrepentant sinners (and their partners) in an attempt to assuage scripture for their comfort? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

To all of the Eddie Long sympathizers that ignore EVERYTHING else he’s ever done, can you overlook this too?

In accordance to 2 John 1:10-11, I WILL NOTentertain comments from Soulforce sympathizers, anyone who wishes to argue about being “born gay”, or anyone attempting to defend this meeting.

It is what it is – if you disagree, then visit a blog that supports your assertions – I will stand on the uncompromised, immutable, irrefutable Word of God.

“For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions…”

Romans 1:26-27 (New American Standard Bible):

 26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing[b]indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

I’ve written about homosexuality in the church in the past, especially as it relates to Eddie Long and his evolving stance on the issue, and his subsequent non-admission admission of his own homosexual lifestyle. I’m not an expert on the subject of “gay Christianity” (my brother DL Foster over at Gay Christian Movement Watch does a masterful job of clearly, exhaustively, and soberly addressing the issue), but a friend recently sent over a video that I felt needed additional attention.

The Vision Church is the latest “affirming” church in the Metro-Atlanta area, led by Bishop O.C. Allen III.  Allen is openly gay, and he and his partner (a/k/a “The First Gentleman”…not “First Lady”, get it?) started the church in their living room – and it’s grown to “mega church” status in the last few years. Allen was recently interviewed on The Word Has Nothing To Do With It Network by Lexi (who seems to love interviewing every reprobate and theologically-challenged so-called Christian she can sink her acrylics into). I found myself at a loss for words after viewing Part 1 in it’s entirety (no need for me to find Part 2), and I ask that you review the entire episode before commenting as well:

Let me be explicitly clear: EVERY church should welcome homosexuals (and ALL other sinners) and expose them to the unadulterated Word of God in admonishing them to turn from their sins and follow Christ. NO church should alter and amend the Word of God to suite the lifestyles of parishioners, ESPECIALLY since those same lifestyles run counter to God’s Word. Here’s a reminder about the qualifications of church leadership – as expressed through God-breathed and divinely inspired scripture (my emphasis in bold):

1 Timothy 3:1-7 (New American Standard Bible):

 1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), 6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. 7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

I’ll leave you to the comment thread to get your thoughts, but please remember that there are lost and confused souls in the world who need access to the TRUE & LIVING GOD – not this malleable and contemporary heresy we see at this “church” and others.

Please pray for those who are (a) caught up in homosexuality and all other manner of sin, (b) deceived by this and other “churches” – affirming or not – who distort the Word of God, and (c) for this “bishop” and those who follow him – that their eyes be opened and they accept/turn to/return to the TRUE Gospel and Christ as their ONLY means of salvation (as the Lord wills).

The “Eddie Long is obviously gay” Open Forum

Life is short, folks. None of us are getting any younger – and none of us knows when the Lord will see fit to calls us back home. My usual dose of minuscule patience is getting even more scarce these days.

As such, I find it necessary to cut through all the bull squeeze and innuendo that many ascribe to their discussions/writings/opinions, and more regarding Eddie Long.

Prayerfully, this will be my last article on Eddie Long and his homosexuality – there’s really nothing new to add here but this is my public way of answering the hundreds of emails I’ve received seeking my opinion. So, you want to know my final thoughts on the matter? OK – here we go…

Unless you’ve been in a cave for a while, you should know that Eddie “I’m going to fight these allegations like David fought Goliath” Long settled the lawsuit brought on by for men who accused Long of sexual coercion (among other things).

Yup – he settled for millions of dollars. Some highly placed sources also say the Eddie was asked to issue a private apology, but he upped the money offer instead and the settlement was agreed upon.

The lawsuit is sealed – and these guys can’t sue Eddie for the same thing again (although some are rumbling about other allegations from other men who could come forward at a later time). I know what the legal implications for a settlement are, and I’ve previously written about my thoughts on what a settlement “looks like” to the layman.

So to me, Eddie Long is a homosexual. Yup – it’s that simple, and that settles it.

He’s obviously gay, otherwise he would’ve vigorously defended himself (and his manhood, frankly) against such heinous accusations.

He would have fought to protect the reputation of his wife and children. He would’ve fought to protect those who still attribute some form of clerical respect and admiration to him (for whatever ungodly reason).

But he didn’t…instead he negotiated with his male “accusers” (I’ll just call them former lovers since I’m in such a frank and honest mood) for 6 months and agreed to seal the deal and never speak of it again. That’s the act of a gay coward who isn’t even man enough to publicly admit what he is.

He tucked his tail between his skin-tight biker shorts and sulked back to his “pulpit” where his evil arrogance won’t even bring him to mention anything about his settlement. In fact, this pimp is so brazen that he announces that he’s expanding his cult to Birmingham and Denver (RUN NOW, CITIZENS OF BIRMINGHAM AND DENVER!!!) – AND he’s even warped enough to seek $500-$1,000 from the few sheep he still has to help in the expansion!

I’ve written at length about all of Eddie’s evil – from his nuclear-level pimp money game to his mind-numb cult followers to his confirmed homosexuality (I won’t even waste time typing “alleged” anymore), so you can click here and re-read my solicitations for Eddie’s public repentance, calls for prayer for him and his followers and more.

Oh – and Creflo Dollar’s “sermon of support” comparing Eddie’s homosexual relationships with young men to a “wreck” did nothing but exacerbate tensions outside of Eddie’s cult:

Yup – the money-grubbing scripture twisting minstrel who thinks you can drill a hole to the center of the earth and hear people in hell actually defends his gay “brother”. I know – I fought my gag reflex while watching the video also.

So, no more scriptures from me concerning Eddie – or admonitions to stay away from his cult (why bother). The Lords will be done concerning him and his followers.

I will, however, surrender this thread to you for your comments, observations, etc. Maybe something you say will resonate more than anything I’ve said in the past. So – have at it, folks!

UPDATE 6/9/11: Well, Creflo had the video of his sermon of support for Eddie Long taken down (you can still Google it and find it out there somewhere). Interestingly, Creflo’s not even man enough to support his gay “brother in the Lord” once his taped message of support goes viral :roll:

Know When To Fold ‘Em, Eddie…

Eddie Long is proving more and more that he doesn’t quite know when to “fold ‘em” and slink back under the rock he escaped.

As I’ve said before – this blog is not “all things Eddie Long”, I am simply documenting the dissection of a pulpit pimp before our very eyes…and Eddie seems to want to shine more and more light on his dysfunction on a regular basis.

In late January, Eddie made a YouTube appeal asking an investor to return money to members of his congregation (some of the lemmings left at Club New Birth) that he claimed was mishandled. It was a bizarre appeal (considering Eddie regularly mishandled money culled from his lemmings), and it caught the attention of the local Fox affiliate.

I pretty much ignored the story back then – although I found it difficult to at first. Like many others, I’ve thrown good money after bad at Eddie’s Ponzi schemes during my time of strong delusion at CNB – and I’ve even lost money to the snake-oil sales people he brought before the congregation as well (failed “magazine subscriptions”, “New Birth water”, Mark Hanby’s phony corporate stock purchasing scams, and more).

Still,  I had to scratch my head in wonder – why would a wig-wearing alleged homosexual “bishop” choose to remain in the public eye while simultaneously fighting/mediating a civil lawsuit for sexual coercion? It doesn’t make sense – but  not much coming out of CNB does these days.

We all know that Eddie is a metaphorical gambler – he plays “fast and loose” with the truth and rolls the dice when it comes to butchering God’s Word. Thanks to a helpful reminder from my brother IndependentConservative (who is doing well, just taking a VERY LONG blog hiatus), we now know that apparently Eddie is also a literal gambler.

It looks like Eddie encouraged his sheeple to invest in “sweepstakes machines”…yup, the good “bishop” was drumming up participants for a gambling business. Click the link to watch the latest investigative report into the saga heretofore known as Eddie Long, and keep in mind: the men in the story who collectively lost more than $20,000 ARE STILL MEMBERS OF CLUB NEW BIRTH!

I keep wondering why Eddie even still has keys to that building. C’mon Eddie, know when to fold ‘em…sheesh.

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Happy New Year…

I’m grateful to God to be able to look back on another year.

This blog has been in existence since February 2008, and more than 460,000 visits later I’m thankful that God has sent you here to comment, criticize, to be enlightened, to be angered, and to be informed.

Most of all, I thank God for allowing me to continue to speak (or write) His truth.

I’m not particularly nostalgic, nor do I make new year resolutions, so I wish you all Godspeed in 2011 – and God’s best for your lives according to His Will and good pleasure for you.

So (as has been the “tradition” for the past few years) here are the top 20 articles viewed on the blog for 2010:

Article & number of views

“Why Aren’t More Blacks Interested In Reformed Theology?” 5,567
The Black Value System Vs. The Bible 5,377
Studying The Bible: The Topical Method 4,920
Is Hillsong Church A Cult? 3,573
The Cursing Preacher and the $900,000 “Donation” 3,388
Why I Speak Truth 3,307
Are “Armor Bearers” Biblical? 3,203
The Prince Pimp Of Baltimore Endorses Obama 3,050
“Pulpit Pimps”…Too Harsh? 2,914
Pimps – The Gathering 2,513
Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy… 2,159
Another “Spiritual Daddy” Demands “Submission” 2,088
Eddie Long is a CEO…NOT a “Bishop” 1,824
Roman Catholicism Is A False Religion 1,770
Fred K.C. Price…Apostle? 1,492
“Moneeeeeey Cometh…To Me…NOW! 1,398
Surprise, Surprise…Another Gay “Bishop” in Metro Atlanta 1,393
“I’m Still The Man!” 1,381
D.E. Paulk Has Officially Lost His Mind 1,358
You KNOW You’re In A Cult If… 1,342
So, Eddie Doesn’t “Understand” Homosexuality? 1,329

Sola Dei Gloria!

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Surprise, Surprise…Another Gay “Bishop” in Metro Atlanta

The man pictured above is Bishop Jim Earl Swilley (yes, that’s his real name) of the Church in the Now here in Metro-Atlanta (Conyers, GA to be exact). Jim Earl is the cousin of Pastor Donnie Earl Paulk (a/k/a D. E. Paulk), the neph-son of the deceased Archbishop Earl Paulk, one of Atlanta’s original pulpit pimps – literally & figuratively (learn more about how “Archbishop” Earl was Donnie Earl’s Unc-Dad).

A few years ago, Donnie Earl completely embraced gay inclusion theology, and lost what was left of his dwindling congregation (forcing him to sell Unc-Dad Earl’s cavernous edifice). Cousin Jim Earl loaned his congregation and his church building to Cousin Donnie Earl last year while Donnie was in-between buildings. Sure, some of Jim Earl’s sheeple were a bit put-off by Donnie’s affinity for unrepentant homosexuality – and they left – but Jim Earl seemed strangely committed to letting Cousin Donnie preach this wickedly false gospel.

Thanks to my brother over at the blog Gay Christian Movement Watch, we now know why: Jim Earl is gay himself:

Via video, a litany of lies from Bishop Jim Swilley

CONYERS, GA  – Bishop Jim Swilley, the nephew of  deceased sexual predator Earl Paulk,  has made his big announcement. There’s so much lying, inconsistencies, propaganda, half truths, false teaching and the likes in the video he released, its stunning.  One thing is sure: satan has planted ministers in the church and they are yoked with an irrevocable agenda to dismantle truth and preach another gospel in its place. The gospel of sensuality.

[…] It doesn’t take a prophetic anointing to know there are hordes of these false leaders like Swilley  just waiting for the right time. They are on satan’s time release program. They are watching and looking to see whether we will fight back or whether we will wax passive and play their deceitful game with them. And literally, lives and souls are in the balance if we stay quiet.

[…] And have you noticed that every time one of these false teachers make their move and publicly vomit out their blasphemy, their supporters immediately began the “love them and don’t judge them” campaign?

Click the title link above to view the video of Jim Earl’s “coming out” – and the love fest that ensued. Then, open your bible and read Jude 1 in entirety. Specifically, pay attention to Jude 1:4-16, because that is exactly what we are seeing today.

Paul was explicitly clear when he wrote:

2 Thessalonians 2:3-7 (New American Standard Bible)

 3Let no one in any way deceive you, for it [the return of the Lord] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

 4who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.

 5Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?

 6And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.

 7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.

Well folks, the Day of the Lord is coming soon.

Pray for the Lord’s sheep and those yet to know the saving grace of salvation through Christ alone. And pray that the wolves and hirelings continue to show themselves as true enemies of the Gospel of Christ

“…above reproach…”

 

I was in my early 20’s when I moved to Atlanta in the mid-90’s. I was accustomed to doing community service work through my fraternity, and I wanted to do something significant with my time – beyond just hanging out when I wasn’t traveling for work. I decided to become a mentor through Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlanta because the need was (and still is) very great. I was one of only a handful of black man who applied to be mentors that year, yet the system was full of black boys seeking mentors – and even “father-figures”, if you will.

I knew the demands would be great, but I wanted to make an impact.

In addition to completing a formal application, I sat through extensive behavioral interviews with the Executive Director, Director, and Supervisor of Mentors. They also conducted extensive interviews with my close friends and family members to determine if my character was consistent across my circles of influence. I attended classes, submitted to an extensive criminal background check and drug screening.

BB/BS of Atlanta even made surprise visits to my apartment and searched for illegal/inappropriate content (with my permission and assistance) – just to make sure that my living conditions were acceptable for my future little brother.

Certainly, the implications were great – the agency would entrust the care of a 12-year-old boy to me. This kid came from a single parent household with multiple siblings. BB/BS of Atlanta wanted to be certain that I would represent them (and myself) properly at all times – and that they could trust me.

They wanted to make sure that I was above reproach.

Certainly the requirements for church leadership are even more important – considering the pastor is entrusted with guardianship over the souls of God’s precious cargo:

Titus 1:7-11 (New American Standard Bible…emphasis added)

 7For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain

8but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,

9holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

10For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

 11who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.

This truth is explicitly clear – which is why the video below is even more difficult to watch:

Dale Russell, the investigator from Fox 5 Atlanta news is a dogged investigative reporter who works a story until he gets to the bottom of it – no matter what the results are (here’s a link to Russell’s extensive investigation of Eddie’s mess - content is updated daily). Russell has already interviewed other young men who have been “taken care of” by Eddie Long (who DO NOT claim any sexual activity or coercion from Eddie), yet they still confirm Eddie’s pattern: gifts, money, prestige, access to power – then you’re cut-off.

Eddie took to the podium again Tuesday night (9/28/10) to give his sheeple more of what they want – pacification from him that “everything is gonna be OK”, and “they’re not coming after me, they’re coming after YOU…THE WHOLE BODY OF CHRIST!:

Sorry, Eddie, but the “whole Body of Christ” didn’t allegedly give Ambien and oral sex to teenage boys and young men. In fact, the “whole Body of Christ” also didn’t provide cash, cars, and extravagant gifts. Wait – the members of New Birth probably did provide those niceties (through the money they lay at Eddie’s feet twice a week).

I contend that Eddie’s newly invigorated “defiant stance” is a call to arms for support from the more unhinged sheeple who still claim him as their “daddy”. This kind of intimidation is nothing new for those of us who escaped the church mafia. We are threatened for exposing dirty secrets (I get death threats over exposing false doctrine – can you imagine if I was a victim of one of these over sexed power-hungry perverts?). The language Eddie is using gives the mind-numb minions license to “lay hands” on ANYBODY who “put’s their mouth on the Mand of Gawd” – even when we KNOW that scripture has been butchered in the past regarding speaking against “God’s anointed”.

And since we’re talking about butchered scripture, the serpent Carlton Pearson had to slither from under his heretical rock to throw his 2 cents in. Since most pastors are afraid to debate him coherently, his apostasy will go unchallenged. I’ve written about Carlton Pearson in the past, and one could surmise that Pearson (along with the sexually deviant and pedophilic demons that haunted Earl Paulk) are almost solely responsible for the heretical mess that has become of Earl’s neph-son D.E. Paulk. Interesting note: Pearson (whose closet door is almost translucent) enjoyed a cozy relationship with Eddie Long (and most of the other big-name alpha pimps out there), and TD Jakes (whose closet is being held closed with duct tape and bubble gum) is Eddie Long’s “spiritual daddy”. Are you starting to see a common thread here? I hope so… 

The bottom line is this: ANYBODY who claims leadership over the Lord’s people (read that line again…I wrote THE LORD’S PEOPLE) should not do anything to bring shame to His name – or theirs. That means being involved in evil, being around evil, being in an ambiguous situation that may cause someone to even assume you’re associated with something ungodly.

Period. Exclamation point.

If the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlanta can ensure that their mentors are above reproach – why can’t the sheeple who allow vipers like Eddie to slither into the pulpit do the very same thing?

May God have mercy as He continues to rip the veil off of the foolishness that is purported in His Name…

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Manipulation and Spiritual Molestation

This week’s public revelations of Eddie Long’s alleged dalliances brings the topic of manipulation and molestation to the forefront of Christiandom…again.

I intentionally emphasize the word “public” because rumors have swirled around Eddie’s alleged proclivities for years. I saw things I considered strange while I was a drone at Eddie’s club for 6 years – including parades of young men and boys who followed him everywhere he went, ceremonies where congregants pledged their undying allegiance to him, and sheep after sheep quoting Eddie rather than God’s Word through scripture.

As a blogger, I also receive countless emails from people who accuse Eddie (and others) of all manner of illicit evil – claiming to have “proof” of their assertions. I press for the evidence, and they usually stand down. I don’t pass along unsubstantiated  or uncorroborated information, so the rumors remain just that…rumors.

In fact, when Eddie decided to meet with Soulforce (a lobbying group of unrepentant homosexuals) several years ago – later declaring that he “didn’t understand homosexuality” when he preached against it, many (including me) thought someone was blackmailing Eddie to publicly endorse the homosexual agenda. Eddie even offered his church to Soulforce so they could teach courses on human sexuality.

Eddie and his accusers will eventually have their day in court – and the truth will be revealed. Detractors will never believe that Eddie is innocent, and supporters will never believe that he is guilty. Nonetheless, Eddie strode to the podium of his club yesterday in the midst of full fanfare – adoring supporters, swelling music, and “praise” and “worship” hurled in his direction. While reading from his iPad (take that, Jimmy Swaggart – you crybaby), Long didn’t necessarily deny specific allegations – in fact he said “I’m not perfect, but I’m not the man you see portrayed on tv…” – meaning he may eventually cop to some embarrassing revelations during the settlement of the case (while still denying others), and he wanted to blunt a potential future blow.

As I have written in the past, I believe that Eddie is an egomaniac and a master marketer, yet he seemed subdued addressing the sheeple in his club on Sunday. Jamal Bryant could’ve applied the same tact when he addressed his sheeple after revelations of the birth of his latest out-of-wedlock child with a young congregant several years ago. While Bryant manipulated scripture to declare that he was “still the man!”, Eddie sort of tossed out the usual David v. Goliath, Psalms 34:19 references (although a full read of Psalms 34 would make you wonder if someone accused of such troubling allegations really fears the Lord).

In a nod to Jamal, Eddie did throw out a threatning ode to his accusers (“…I’ve got 5 stones, and I haven’t thrown one yet!”), then he gave an omnious stare while putting the microphone down abruptly and walking away…all to the roar of an adoring and approving crowd. :roll:

The bottom line, however, is that these accusations (as well as the flood of litigants waiting to come forward to cast further allegations against Long) continue to illustrate the dangers of power – absolute power – in the mega church.

Eddie Long and his reprobate band of infamous colleagues are spiritual molesters and manipulators. Although the word “molest” generally has sexual connotations, the word also means “to harass, annoy, and interfere”. These minstrels have inserted themselves into the lives of their sheeple for years – with express invitation from those sheeple – and wreaked havoc that takes years to recover from once the victim finally escapes the predator’s clutches.

The video below is a clear example of the effects of spiritual manipulation and molestation (h/t to my brother Pastor Foster over at Gay Christian Movement Watch). How else can you explain the fact that these children are being sent out as lambs to slaughter to defend Eddie Long? Clearly an egomaniac regime would sanction this nonsense:

Did you catch Don Lemon’s revelation of sexual molestation at the hands of a homosexual pedophile? Are you starting to see how serious the parallel is?

Ever since I escaped the church mafia plantation several years ago, I’ve cautioned against the false gospel that these meglomaniacs preach: from complete and total allegiance to them, to ex-communication of former members, to false application of scripture concerning finances and church authority. No matter how egregious these claims may be, there are still mind-numb sheep who will continue to see Eddie Long (and Creflo Dollar, Jamal Bryant, Benny Hinn, Paula White, TD Jakes, and all other manner of charlatans) as anointed doves released directly from God’s palm for their edification.

I do not gloat at these latest allegations (nor the ones soon to come), but I will remind you of a few things:

DO NOT treat your pastor as though he is your “daddy”:

Don’t let your pastor manipulate you into giving – declaring that you’re cursed if you don’t:

Don’t let your pastor manipulate you into leaving your family and friends behind because they don’t understand “the new you”:

Don’t swear allegiance to your pastor!:

Although Eddie has been accused of sexual manipulation, he (and other charlatans) actively apply spiritual manipulation and molestation as a way to persuade their followers that they are extensions of God Himself. I’ll end this public service announcement with the words of the prophet Jeremiah (emphasis bolded):

Jeremiah 17:5-8 (New American Standard Bible)

5Thus says the LORD,
         “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
         And makes flesh his strength,
         And whose heart turns away from the LORD
.
    6“For he will be like a bush in the desert
         And will not see when prosperity comes,
         But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness,
         A land of salt without inhabitant.
    7Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD
         And whose trust is the LORD.

    8“For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
         That extends its roots by a stream
         And will not fear when the heat comes;
         But its leaves will be green,
         And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
         Nor cease to yield fruit.

In fact, a full review of Jeremiah 17 couldn’t hurt. Human beings are designed to yield to the sins of our flesh – it’s the curse that Adam and Eve left us with. This is why you should elevate NO ONE to God-like status…NO ONE.

I believe that Eddie Long is as guilty as sin, but that’s my opinion. Clearly he’s failed the test that qualifies him as worthy of church leadership (emphasis bolded):

1 Timothy 3:1-7 (New American Standard Bible)

1It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.

 2An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

 3)not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.

 4He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity

 5(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),

 6and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.

 7And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Pray for all parties involved in this mess and other past, present, and future scandal. Most of all, pray that the Lord’s will would continue to be made manifest in these last days.

Faithful Reprobates

 

Today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on the doings of two faithful reprobates…Benny Hinn: 

Wife of televangelist Benny Hinn files for divorce 

ORANGE, Calif. — The wife of televangelist Benny Hinn has filed for divorce from the high-profile pastor, whose reputation as an advocate of prosperity gospel has attracted millions of followers and criticism from lawmakers and watchdog groups over his lavish lifestyle. 

Suzanne Hinn filed the papers in Orange County Superior Court on Feb. 1, citing irreconcilable differences, after more than 30 years of marriage. The papers note the two separated on Jan. 26 and that Hinn has been living in Dana Point, a wealthy coastal community in southern Orange County. 

…and Elton John: 

Elton John: Jesus was gay 

In an interview that’s sure to raise eyebrows in the Bible Belt and elsewhere, Elton John says he believes Jesus was gay. 

The part-time Atlantan made the comments in an interview for Parade magazine. The comments appear in the online version of the article, but do not appear in the version appearing in Sunday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

“I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems,” John told Parade interviewer Dotson Rader. 

“On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him,” John said. “Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving…. 

Hopefully (like me), you’re not shocked at these latest revelations from two men (and I use that term lightly in John’s case) who are clearly reprobates. Just as babies are expected to soil their diapers and toddlers are expected to whine and throw fits, unrepentant sinners are expected to blaspheme the name of the Lord and purport all manner of evil doing. 

It’s their job description, and they are faithful in their work: 

Romans 1:18-32 (English Standard Version) 

18For(A) the wrath of God(B) is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19For what can be(C) known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature,(D) have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they(E) became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22(F) Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23and(G) exchanged the glory of(H) the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.  24Therefore(I) God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to(J) the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25because they exchanged the truth about God for(K) a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator,(L) who is blessed forever! Amen.  26For this reason(M) God gave them up to(N) dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another,(O) men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.  

 28And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God,(P) God gave them up to(Q) a debased mind to do(R) what ought not to be done. 29They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Though they know(S) God’s decree that those who practice such things(T) deserve to die, they not only do them but(U) give approval to those who practice them. 

Clearly Paul is speaking of sexual immorality – particularly homosexuality in this condemnation (as is John’s crime), but one could extend Paul’s argument to general apostasy and heresy as well (regarding Hinn). Benny Hinn preaches a false prosperity gospel that promises health, wealth, happiness, and all manner of “good living” if one surrenders a weekly tax (and other required monetary offerings) to God. Hinn doesn’t preach salvation through Christ alone, he preaches salvation through works and deed. 

While some may snicker and applaud (soon to be former) Mrs. Hinn for runnin’ for the hills, I won’t gloat – but I will point out that this is another glaring example of how hollow the promises of the false prosperity gospel really are. From a local pimps prosperity claims while avoiding the tax man on his property, to false signs of outward prosperity that mask sexual perversion and abuse). 

Can either of these reprobates be helped? Absolutely! They must both repent for their deeds, and cling to God through Jesus Christ as their only hope for salvation. Will they? Only as the Lord wills. Either way – any serious Christian should avoid getting theological advice from either. 

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D.E. Paulk Has Officially Lost His Mind

hat tip to my brother GCMWatch for the story…

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Donnie Earl (D.E.) Paulk has finally teetered over the edge and has been given completely over to his reprobate mind…thanks to his Unc-Daddy Earl “The Abomination” Paulk’s curse over the Paulk family. Of course, the Word of God has already foretold of this kind of demise:

Exodus 34:6-7 (New American Standard Bible)

6 Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;

 7 who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”

In case you’ve been under a rock for the past few years, take a moment to be brought up to speed on the Paulk Family Disaster (courtesy of IndependentConservative). I have also documented Donnie Earl’s slide into heresy since last spring – from his initial embrace of new-age teachings, to his embrace of Carlton “The Heretic” Pearson and the wicked “inclusion theology”, culminating with the impending sale of Earl’s (and Donnie Earl’s) house of shame.

Donnie Earl recently granted an interview to a gay newspaper here in Atlanta detailing his complete embrace of gay inclusion theology – and thus, his official departure from sound doctrine and his surrender to his reprobate mind (***PLEASE NOTE – I am linking to the original article so that D.E.’s words are read in context. The website is pro-gay and overtly sexual, but it is important to leave it unedited so that you can truly see how D.E. has completely embraced a wicked and unrepentant culture):

No answers: After scandal, pastor finds solace in preaching gay inclusion

As a series of scandals stripped away everything Rev. D.E. Paulk had — his church, his financial resources, even his father — he found the courage to speak his truth.

“I don’t know how to say this, the scandal didn’t make me inclusive, it took away my fear,” Paulk says. “Before that I was saying that I’ll preach about gay inclusion and just sort of mention it here or there. When you lose everything, you have nothing to lose. I looked at my wife one day and said all I have left is me, and what God is speaking to me.”

Clearly Donnie Earl is referring to either the god of this world (or Satan, specifically) because the God of Heaven would never evangelize to anyone about unrepentant inclusion and the acceptance of a gay lifestyle in concert with His Holiness. But wait, there’s more:

Soon after D.E. Paulk took over as senior pastor, he faced what he now collectively calls “the scandal.” A number of women came forward alleging Earl Paulk used his influence as bishop to coerce them into sexual relationships. As part of the legal proceedings, Earl Paulk was forced to undergo a paternity test to see if he had fathered several children in the church.

The paternity test revealed that Earl Paulk, the man D.E. Paulk grew up believing was his uncle, was actually his biological father. Yet it was as these scandals rocked the church that D.E Paulk found the strength to say what was in his heart.

…thus the wicked “seed” that perpetuates the heresy and godless allegiance that Donnie Earl finds himself in today. Unlike many of the lemmings who stay in abusive relationships with their pulpit pimps, Donnie Earl’s congregation fled when Donnie’s horns began to show:

“They stayed through the adultery allegations, the racketeering charges, there’s been all sorts of things they’ve accused us of, some true, some not true, but the majority of the people stayed,” he adds. “It wasn’t really until I started teaching gay inclusion and other religious thought [that people began to leave].”

Under fire from his congregation because of his teaching and marred by his family’s legacy, Paulk considered leaving and starting over somewhere else.

So I guess that even though Unc-daddy Earl’s money (and sex) pimping wasn’t enough to close the Cathedral of Ill repute, but gay inclusion (non)theology was enough to pry the remnant from their pews. So Donnie Earl took his new book to a gay bookstore for a signing party, and he seems right at home:

Paulk began to focus on his core principles and beliefs as he moved toward what he calls “radical inclusion” and away from Christianity. Paulk founded the organization Pro-Love in 2004, which has sponsored inclusion marches every year since. He also began work on his new book, “I Don’t Know … The Way of Knowing.”

The book outlines his beliefs, a multi-national mixture of Hindu, Buddhist, Daoism and other religious thought combined with quotes from an array of historical and cultural figures. Throughout the book, Paulk admits he doesn’t have the answers, and advocates the creation of groups of people all looking for the answers together.

“This is kind of playing my cards here; in several years we probably won’t be called a church anymore, we’ll just be called a community,” Paulk says of his congregation, which now has about 1,000 members and is called Cathedral at Chapel Hill. “I think we’ll just be a community of seekers.”

[…] Paulk is against the idea of defining God as a certain concept. He refers to God as “The Christ” who takes many forms, including Jesus. He told O’Bryan that he agreed with him and says he doesn’t believe in God and the devil, just God.

So Donnie Earl thinks that his “club” will soon be referred to as a community? Um…it already is…IT’S CALLED THE HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY. Like every other new-ager, Donnie Earl completely eschews the bible that he used to teach from and the Word of God that he (allegedly) used to believe in order to conform – make that ENDORSE – a wicked non-theological theory that “all good people will go to Heaven”, and that Jesus Christ is NOT the propitiation of our sin debt and our only access to God the Father.

And let me take a moment to further clarify, before the hate mail (and comments) start pouring in: homosexuality is a sin before God. Rather than retyping, allow me to post a portion of an article I wrote when Eddie Long slowly began softening up about homosexuality (I wonder where Eddie’s next book signing will be, by the way…):

“So, Eddie Doesn’t Understand Homosexuality?” 

[…] Let me be CRYSTAL CLEAR – God loves us even in our mess – and in turn, our love for Him and His truth means we must leave our mess behind. We are filthy rags, deserving eternal damnation apart from the redeeming Blood of Jesus Christ and the turning away from our flesh. This is an uncompromisable point. We can’t honestly serve a sinless Savior while holding onto the things that He hates!

I am not a “gay basher”, a homophobe, a “hater” or any other pejorative that will probably be hurled my way. I’m not perfect, nor will I try to reason the varying degrees of “sin”. I understand that many have been hurt through sexual molestation, and confused regarding same-sex attraction, etc. Homosexuality is a sin – and like every other unrepentant sin, it’s consequence is eternal separation from the Father. I stand on the Word of God, specifically:

Is there deliverance from homosexuality? ABSOLUTELY – 1 Corinthians 6:11 and 2 Corinthians 5:17 specifically speaks of deliverance over ANY SIN through salvation and faith in Jesus Christ.

Further, EVERY CHRISTIAN will struggle against sin – including sins of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). What separates us from the world, however, is that we always repent and turn back to God. You can’t be “gay” and call yourself a true Christian if you continue in homosexual sin – remember, 1 Corinthians 6:11 Paul said “you were (fill in the blank)”…meaning before sanctification through the Blood of Jesus.

That said, Donnie Earl Paulk has officially abandoned reason and has been handed over to the god of this world. Pray for his wife and children – that they align themselves with God through Jesus Christ and not the witches, warlocks, and homosexuals that Donnie Earl bows to.

Oh, and rejoice for those who fled this heresy – both long ago and recently. Yet more proof that God gives wisdom, and those that adhere to His wisdom are spared.

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What’s Going On With The COGIC?

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My dear brother in Christ, Pastor DL Foster, has a very interesting discussion brewing over at his blog GCM Watch. Pastor Foster is calling for a class-action lawsuit of the Church of God In Christ(COGIC). 

Arguably, sexual perversion is consuming the once powerful denomination from the inside out, and Pastor Foster has been detailing the downward spiral for quite some time now.

Now he’s fed up – and he’s calling the degenerate ministers and bishops on the carpet:

GCM Watch calls for class action lawsuit against COGIC

In the wake of a string of sexual molestation cases perpetrated by Church of God in Christ clergy, GCM Watch is openly calling for victims to unite and file a class action lawsuit. Less than two weeks after news surfaced about the sordid case of COGIC pastor James Bell of Kentucky who possibly infected a teen boy with HIV, another shocking story of sexual abuse by COGIC clergy is unleashed upon us.

[…] If you or a family member have been sexually molested (or propositioned) within the last 10 years by a “credential holder” (licensed minister, ordained elder, bishop, et al)  in COGIC please contact gcmwatch@yahoo.com  GCM Watch immediately.

Click the article title to read in it’s entirety – it’s quite a doosey. I am on a tireless tirade against pulpit pimps of all persuasion, and after reading the many sordid details of allegation upon allegation of sexual abuse I am thoroughly convinced that COGIC harbors sexual pimps in addition to pulpit pimps.

That said, how does a class-action lawsuit (a civil matter) square with 1 Corinthians 6, specifically:

1 Corinthians 6:1-8 (New American Standard Bible)

1 Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and (A)not before the saints?

2 Or (B)do you not know that (C)the saints will judge (D)the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts?

3 (E)Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?

4 So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church?

5 (F)I say this to your shame Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his (G)brethren,

6 but brother goes to law with brother, and that before (H)unbelievers?

7 Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. (I)Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?

8 On the contrary, you yourselves wrong and defraud. You do this even to your (J)brethren.

So scripture forbids (or, Paul expressly discourages) lawsuits amongst saints. So, what then do we make of (my emphasis in bold):

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (New American Standard Bible)

9 Or (A)do you not know that the unrighteous will not (B)inherit the kingdom of God? (C)Do not be deceived; (D)neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [a]effeminate, nor homosexuals,

10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will (E)inherit the kingdom of God.

Should the victims of these horrible crimes be satisfied with levying just criminal charges while avoiding civil litigation against these degenerate predators?

Should the victims have the opportunity to hold COGIC civilly accountable for those who serve under their various jurisdictions around the world?

Should we just pray for the victims while continuing to look the other way as degenerate sexual deviants (in pulpits) continue to prey on the sheep – financially and sexually?

I am not one to shy away from biblical correction or rebuke – but I say hold COGIC accountable in court. They have ignored private pleas for decades so maybe they need to have the robes removed (so to speak).

Since Pastor Foster has a very interesting comment thread going on over there, I encourage you to post your comments there – but I’m always open to hearing what you have to say as well.

May God comfort the victims of these heinous crimes – and may His judgement fall upon those who mistreat His children.

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President Obama’s Message To The Church

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As the nation celebrates the inauguration of the first black POTUS, I pause to acknowledge such a historic event.

However, I must also point you to a sobering message from John Piper – one of the nation’s foremost biblical teachers and preachers. I have copied his article in it’s entirety (my emphasis in bold) - you can click the title to visit Piper’s website for additional resources:

How Barack Obama Will Make Christ a Minister of Condemnation

At Barack Obama’s request, tomorrow in the Lincoln Memorial, Gene Robinson, the first openly non-celibate homosexual bishop in the Episcopal Church, will deliver the invocation for the inauguration kick-off.

This is tragic not mainly because Obama is willing to hold up the legitimacy of homosexual intercourse, but because he is willing to get behind the church endorsement of sexual intercourse between men.

It is one thing to say: Two men may legally have sex. It is another to say: The Christian church acted acceptably in blessing Robinson’s sex with men.

The implications of this are serious.

It means that Barack Obama is willing, not just to tolerate, but to feature a person and a viewpoint that makes the church a minister of damnation. Again, the tragedy here is not that many people in public life hold views (like atheism) that lead to damnation, but that Obama is making the church the minister of damnation.

The apostle Paul says,

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves , nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

What is Paul saying about things like adultery, greed, stealing, and homosexual practice? As J. I. Packer puts it, “They are ways of sin that, if not repented of and forsaken, will keep people out of God’s kingdom of salvation.” (Christianity Today, January 2003, p. 48).

In other words, to bless people in these sins, instead of offering them forgiveness and deliverance from them, is to minister damnation to them, not salvation.

The gospel, with its forgiveness and deliverance from homosexual practice, offers salvation. Gene Robinson, with his blessing and approval of homosexual practice, offers damnation. And he does it in the name of Christ.

It is as though Obama sought out a church which blessed stealing and adultery, and then chose its most well-known thief and adulterer, and asked him to pray.

One more time: The issue here is not that presidents may need to tolerate things they don’t approve of. The issue is this: In linking the Christian ministry to the approval of homosexual activity, Christ is made a minister of condemnation.

 I wish nothing but the best for President Obama because he is our leader for the next 4 years – and it is obviously God’s will that Obama lead this nation at this time, otherwise it would not be so.

That said, I will not ignore his obvious challenges with fundamental Christian doctrine – even as he professes Christianity.

May God have mercy on this nation as His will is being done before our eyes.

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A Pimp And A President

I was content with just letting the 2008 fade away and continue preparing a few articles to finish the year out right. My plan seemed to be working until I got an email from Eddie Long:

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Eddie Long is an opportunistic snake-oil salesman who seeks to cast himself as relevant as “a voice of God for the nations” (as he declares from his “pulpit” regularly).  As our brother Independent Conservative eloquently noted a few weeks ago, Eddie has decided that he needed to pimp the new president – in addition to the lemmings who line his pockets weekly – by creating a hybrid “worship service/inaugural viewing party”. Eddie has lined up to the trough for Bill Clinton and GW Bush in the past (famously declaring that he went to Bush’s White House but “didn’t have intercourse”, and bragging about how he “deals with the White House…I deal with Tony Blair…”), so it would stand to reason that he’d try to climb into bed (figuratively) with “No Drama” Obama.

Like the many subway hucksters selling t-shirts, buttons, and magazine covers, Eddie is employing his EXCELLENT marketing strategies to host an “inaugural party” on January 20th – thus the “ticket” you see above.

That’s right, I said “EXCELLENT marketing strategies” because Eddie is a masterful marketer. He has created a brand with his church Club New Birth, so much so that he uses the “goofy trident”symbol as opposed to a representation of the Cross of Christ. Before I fled Eddie’s club in search of my dignity and self respect, I heard him say on many occasions that he wanted “the New Birth brand to be as famous as McDonald’s Golden Arches”. Not to be content with just creating a brand, Eddie even had expensive jewelry designed to replicate the “goofy trident” symbol, and he wears it faithfully. He also has the jewelry replicated so that he can present baubles to various “ministry sons”  as a sign of allegiance…like a thug rapper presents gold chains to his crew.

Eddie is such an excellent marketer that he has created a revenue stream from licensing the “goofy trident’s” likeness to various “ministry sons”. Back in 2004, Eddie charged $10,000 a year to “sons” like Terrell Murphy of New Birth Charlotte and Andre Landers of New Birth South (as seen in this archived site from 2002) so that they too could market the “goofy trident’s” likeness for their New Birth satellite churches. Landers grew tired of paying the annual licensing fee (now well over $10,000 a year), so he broke away from Eddie’s marketing machine to start his own marketing empire (Landers is still Long’s dutiful son, however – he’s just happier pimping his own congregation instead of kicking money up to the Alpha pimp).

Eddie Long is such a masterful marketer. He figured that in addition to launching his own homegrown “ministry sons” from the “mothership” to wreak havoc on unsuspecting sheep, he could establish the “New Birth Family of Churches” in order to collect even more money from lemmings all across the land – so he convinced at least two pastors to turn their churches over to him:

New Birth California

Since the early days of New Birth Church in 1997, our goal has been to reach out to the Bay Area with the love of God and the good news of His Son, Jesus Christ. Early in 2004, this vision stepped into high gear as we became part of the 25,000+ member strong New Birth Family of Churches under Bishop Eddie Long

New Birth Greenville (SC)

July 1, 2006, after much prayer Pastor Getties and Elder Anita Jackson met with the United Christian Ministries Church family to make the announcement official. We will officially become New Birth Greenville January 1, 2007

Eddie decided that he also needed to step up his “television game”, so he appeared on two Atlanta-based reality shows within the last two months: “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (a show detailing the excessive lifestyles of wealthy black “housewives” in Atlanta) and “Keyshia Coles: The Way It Is” (a reality show follwing R&B singer Keyshia Cole and here dysfunctional family). On the “Housewives” show, Eddie thinks that he’s marketable enough to be auctioned off (along with his wife) for a lunch date in order to help one of the vapid housewives raise money for her “charity”. On the “Keyshia Coles…” show, Eddie is chosen to counsel Coles’ mess of a sister (in front of the cameras, off course – what a shock!). Yup, that Eddie Long is a doggone marketing genius!

You almost have to (grudgingly) give Eddie Long his due – he is a masterful marketer who rakes in millions of dollars in personal income annually. I say “almost” because you must remember that Eddie Long props himself up to be a minister of the Gospel – which means that he is a degenerate pimp who uses God to attract and abuse spiritually immature “Christians”, all the while extracting cash and property from their possession with surgical precision.

So for Pimp Eddie the Masterful Marketer, there is hardly a better way to attach yourself to the newest marketing superstar – Barack Obama. If you notice the “ticket” above, Eddie’s “goofy trident” symbol is overlayed right on top of Obama’s “hope/change” symbol” – and Pimp Eddie is pictured essentially sitting on Obama’s back. If that doesn’t scream “I’M WITH OBAMA!”, then I don’t know what does. Lets forget the fact the Obama’s personal beliefs (abortion, homosexual unions and “rights”, the irrelevancy of scripture) are enough to make a TRUE minister not even want to be photographed with him.

But we must remember – Eddie Long is NOT a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he’s a balding slick-haired, tight shirt wearing, “watch this” spouting marketing genius…so there is no compromise to speak of.

When you look at the facts, Eddie and Obama have a lot in common:

Too bad the Apostle Paul wasn’t as savvy a marketer like Eddie Long. If he would’ve just co-opted his ministry with the rulers of his day, he wouldn’t have had to live off handouts from the early Christians who desired to know God’s truth. Instead of roaming town to town proclaiming the TRUE GOSPEL, Paul should have marketed himself better, and avoided this testimony:

2 Corinthians 11:24-27 (New American Standard Bible)

24 Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes.

25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep.

26 I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren;

27 I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.

Such a waste.

But hey – Eddie Long is WAAAYYY smarter than the early Apostles. He has this whole “we’re here to take over” dominionism/alignment with the “kings of this world” thing all figured out.

Yup, old Eddie Long is a masterful marketer :roll:

Pittsburgh Episcopal Diocese Sides With God

As more and more of the Body of Christ slides further into apostasy in an effort to appear “relevant” and appeal to liberal lukewarm Christians, the Pittsburgh Episcopal Diocese took a stand for the Gospel yesterday:

Episcopal diocese OKs split over Bible, gays

Pittsburgh churches more closely aligned with Anglicans worldwide

MONROEVILLE, Pa. – Clergy and lay members of the theologically conservative Pittsburgh diocese voted overwhelmingly Saturday to break from the liberal Episcopal Church.

Of 159 clergy who voted, 121 favored leaving and 33 opposed, with five voters abstaining or casting disqualified ballots. The lay vote was closer, with 119 of 191 lay deputies voting for the split, 69 voting against and three abstaining.

Asst. Bishop Henry Scriven said the vote means the Pittsburgh diocese is now more firmly aligned with the majority of the 77 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion, which is more conservative than the communion’s 2.2 million-member U.S. church.

The Pittsburgh diocese is one of several that disagrees with the U.S. church on Biblical teachings on salvation and other issues, including homosexuality.

Clergy and lay members on both sides were impassioned before Saturday’s vote. Several opposed to splitting from the national church acknowledged disagreeing with its more liberal teachings — including a more “inclusive” salvation that doesn’t rely on Christ’s crucifixion alone.

Here is the statement that perfectly summarizes the Diocese’s decision to align with the more conservative Anglican Union:

“The church became as gray as the culture,” said Alison McFarland, who voted for the split. “Undefined Christianity became the problem, and now the church is indistinguishable from the world.”

AMEN AMEN AMEN!!!

As “Christians” rush to embrace the world in order to “try and win them over”, we end up conforming and looking more and more like them.

Thank God through Jesus Christ that there are still those out there who will defend the TRUE GOSPEL – even when it means separating from those who won’t.

Barack “new jesus” Obama Dispatches His Disciples

OK – this post is simply an illustration of an earlier post I made about the deification of Barack Obama.

In fairness to Obama, he’s always let others “lift him up” and fall all over themselves in giddy adoration (from fans to the many in the main stream press). Sure he spouts off the typical political stuff about “change” and “hope”, but what do you expect from a politician?

Also, please know that I’m not voting for Obama or McCain – for personal reasons – but that doesn’t mean that Christians will “go to hell” if they vote for either of these guys. It’s a personal choice. I’m just calling it like I see it.

That being said, it appears as though “the messiah” himself is dispatching his “disciples” in his defense. According to the San Francisco Chronicle on 9/17/08 (my emphasis in bold):

Obama mocks McCain in Nevada stops

“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” he said.

“And if they tell you that, ‘Well, we’re not sure where he stands on guns.’ I want you to say, ‘He believes in the Second Amendment.’ If they tell you, ‘Well, he’s going to raise your taxes,’ you say, ‘No, he’s not, he’s going lower them.’ You are my ambassadors. You guys are the ones who can make the case.”

Click the title to read the entire article in context, but notice how Barack“new jesus” is telling his followers to “get in their face”.

Uh oh, it looks like Obama has grown tired of wasting time detailing his plans for the future of this country – he’s ready for the ascension, darn it!

While you’re at it “new jesus”, coach them about how to deal with Christians (I can hear that conversation in my head…it goes something like this):

“I want you to get in their faces and tell them that I believe that baby’s are a liability that no one should be stuck with! Tell them that homosexuality is a sorely needed diverse lifestyle that enhances life in America – and I support it! Tell them that Jesus was just a teacher of enlightenment and that there are many different paths of salvation to God. Tell them that I never even met Jeremiah Wright until I saw him at the National Press Club on CSPAN. Tell them that!”

Yeah, that’ll win more “believers” over to your side…

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