I’m posting this article just so that I won’t be accused of “censoring news” and ignoring the good that Eddie Long is capable of doing:
Money will be used to establish professorship
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 08/08/08
Bishop Eddie Long, the well-known pastor of the Lithonia megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, is giving $1 million to his alma mater.
North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., will use the money to establish a professorship named in Long’s honor. Long is a 1977 graduate of the university’s school of business.
“One of the reasons why I love the school so much is, at the time, I wasn’t qualified to go into college if you look at grades or SAT tests,” Long said.
They took him in as part of a program to bring in underperforming students and give them a chance at a university education.
“I started doing very well in college, and I am eternally grateful because they took a risk with me,” Long said.
The school confirmed the gift.
“We are very grateful for Bishop Long’s continued support and commitment to NCCU,” said Chancellor Charlie Nelms in a press release.
“It is our hope that his gift will positively enrich the lives of our students and the wider community.”
Click the title to read the entire article. Long goes on to state where the money is coming from:
“I am not doing anything wrong and I’m helping my school” Long said. “I am making (the donation) from my own personal income.”
He said he dabbles in real estate and also receives income from writing books.
Well enough. I’ve got NO PROBLEM with ANYBODY participating in the free market system – and gaining wealth in the process (if the Lord wills it). I do have a problem with people marketing the Gospel, but you get my larger point.
Oh, just in case you think I’m going soft, I’m not. Eddie would be an astute businessman if he relied on his business acumen ALONE to gain wealth and not the labor of others.
But he doesn’t, so he’s still a pimp because he still shakes down the sheep.