This picture of Eddie Long is a still shot from a music video he filmed 10 years ago. I thought it was appropriate to share it, considering the nature of the photo speaks to Eddie’s personality. Kind of looks like Jim Jones, doesn’t he?
Sure, Eddie is known for the parties he throws every Easter at the Georgia Dome (complete with celebrity friends), his game of cat and mouse with the Fed’s, and even his recent embrace of homosexuality.
But let’s not forget – Eddie is first and foremost a pulpit pimp, which means he knows how to hustle a little cheddar (i.e. solicit funds) when he has to.
Here’s a recent video of Eddie in action. I call this a textbook lesson of Pimping 101. Listen to how he masterfully distorts the Word of God:
Let’s recap, shall we?:
- “If you don’t pay God, you won’t get fed!”
- “When you pay God your tithe (10% of your gross) you are giving God your faith!”
- “You’re telling God ‘I believe you gonna protect my stuff’ “!
- “God says “Let me tell you something, we in Las Vegas now, I want you to take a risk with me’ ”
Then he has the audacity to say that God is telling the non-tither “you have let money posses you that you don’t trust Me enough to give you more than you give Me”.
Huh? He’s got the…um…intestinal fortitude to actually say that – while pimping people out of there hard earned money so that he can have more possessions?
Is he serious?
Sadly, yes he is.
I could type until my fingers bleed – warning the sheep to read God’s Word for themselves. The fact remains that there are plenty of preachers pimps who feel compelled to torture you into giving to them instead of letting the Word of God speak for itself.
Read the entire book of Malachi (instead of just Malachi 3:10 – the verse that pimps beat into you) for the full context of scripture.
While you’re at it, read 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 for an accurate picture of giving (to God and for the needs of the saints) from your heart rather than from intimidation.
Oh, and stay away from this money-hustling, scripture-twisting, Federal investigation evading alpha pulpit pimp.