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Creflo Dollar Orders Members to Return to Bishop Eddie Long, New Birth

Bishop Eddie L. Long still has an ally in fellow mega-church pastor Dr. Creflo Dollar. Long has witnessed a sharp reduction in members at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. But Dr. Dollar is working to help reverse that membership trend by ordering former parishioners back to the New Birth empire in Lithonia, Ga.

Dr. Dollar, who also heads a mega-church on the other side of metropolitan Atlanta from Long’s New Birth, created a YouTube video admonishing members who are looking for new church homes to return to the Lithonia, Ga.-based church.

“That [Long] is my friend, that is my brother in the Lord. If you came from there, you get on back over there where you’re supposed to be, and do what you need to be doing because he got insurance, and Jesus paid the premium,” says Dollar, whose church is in College Park, Ga.

Also in the video, Dollar compares Long’s legal “troubles” to a “wreck” and mentioned the fact that the bishop has “insurance in Jesus.”

Some former members and observers have trouble with the fact that Long did not address his legal situation in any capacity, nor offered an explanation or mea culpa during the first Sunday service after he settled his sexual coercion lawsuit with four young men. The four men claimed that Long used his spiritual position and lavish gifts, trips, cars and living quarters to lure them into homosexual encounters.

The issue also appeared hypocritical to some since Long held a much publicized anti-homosexual march seven years ago on Auburn Avenue, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King’s resting place in Atlanta.

terry shropshire



6 Comments

  1. TripleSnap on June 9, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Dr. Creflo Dollar is a joke… Since when does a “pastor” recommend his/her parishioners take their innocet children to worship under a known child molester? As the lead pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Bishop Eddie Long has a duty to be honest and forthright with his congregation about how he is spending their money. And make no mistake about it, Bishop Eddie Long settled this lawsuit with his hard working congregation’s money. If Bishop Eddie Long Dick were innocent of all of the charges in the child molestation lawsuit he would have never settled out of court with his accusers. Or at the very least, he would reveal the terms of his settlement with his accusers to his congregation. Barring full disclosure, the right Bishop Eddie Long should be forced to step down from the pulpit and legally required to stay away from little boys…

  2. Walter Burns on June 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    The  four plantiffs  were  grown men. God  forgives!  I don’t  condone wrong.  When any transgressor repents God  forgives. Luke –11th  chapter  tells you  to forgive, just as you want to be forgiven by the Lord.  I have Prayed  for  the brother.  Don’t falsely  accuse.  If this had been a crime  against children, Mediation  would have not  been a legal option.  Please  learn to forgive.  God through his Christ  has, and does  continue to forgive all  who repent

    • Ketatlanta on June 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      Did I miss something here???  Did this not take place when these youngmen were minors????  Yes, we forgive but we don’t forget.  He should step down and if he does not volutarily step down and get some help; he should be forced to step down.

  3. Notyourtypicalnegro on June 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Your article incorectly states Dollar created the Youtube video. It was actually me. I am known as ‘NotYourTypicalNegro’ on Youtube. It says it right on the video so I don’t understand how you got that wrong.

  4. Uncle Chuck on June 14, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    “Bishop Eddie Long has a duty to be honest and forthright with his congregation about how he is spending their money.”

    Wrong!  New Birth is NOT chartered as a church and has NO members so Long owes no one an explanation for how he spends HIS money.

    • TMo on June 16, 2011 at 2:36 am

      You are as sick as Eddie Long. You support cover ups huh??? This is what’s wrong with society, people like you and Eddie Long. No, I’m not perfect. As a matter of fact, I’m far from perfect.I do know when to not support someone that’s in a postion to promote goodness, take advantage of little boys. Freak!!!