Eddie Long Denounces King Crowning, Says He’s Merely a Servant of the Lord

February 7, 2012  |  

Eddie Long looked pretty comfortable being raised up on the shoulders of the four corners of the earth in his king crowning ceremony the Sunday before last, but now the bishop has asked the Jewish community to forgive him for the egregious display.

“The ceremony was not my suggestion, nor was it my intent, to participate in any ritual that is offensive in any manner to the Jewish community,” Long wrote in a letter sent to Bill Nigut, Southeast Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League.

“I denounce any action that depicts me as a king, for I am merely just a servant of the Lord.”

Is that right?

Rabbi Messer also put out a statement on the situation, but from his perspective the whole cult backlash is just a big misunderstanding.

“It was simply a way of bringing honor to a man who had given his life to the Lord and had given so much to his church, the Atlanta metro area and throughout the world,”  he said.

The Rabbi also put out a video “explanation” of what exactly went down to try to smooth things over but I’m pretty sure there hasn’t been any hope for Eddie long since those pictures of him in spandex sportswear hit the web.

Check out the video and tell us what you think. Is this just more stunting from Eddie Long’s PR camp?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Coco Black

    The man is perverted!!!…. I can not comprehend why his fellow church goers continue to support this nasty old man. God needs to strike him down. This sh** infuriates me

  • Wisdom

    Eddie Long talks out of all sides of his mouth. Of course he knew this was going to happen, it was totally orchestrated. The false rabbi was sought out for this express purpose. The phony ceremony, blasphemous proclamations….all to bolster Eddie and restore some of his lost influence. 

    The near-worse part was how the congregation ate it up. What a bunch of mindless sheep shoutin’ hallelujah all the way to the slaughter.

    Inforamation is readily & widely available these days. The congregants are willfully ignorant and will receive whatever fate befalls them. 

    Yes, innocents will continue to be hurt. That’s the real tragedy: the legacy of carnage of Eddie Long.

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  • Rachael

    Yeah, that was some nonsense. Eddie looked uncomfortable when they did the whole “King” ceremony. I don’t believe he knew what this guest preacher was going to do.

  • It shouldn’t have ever happened. All these BET late night Church show-type productions just get on my nerves. Something ain’t right about ’em.

  • OH MY!

    Eddie Long I rebuke you in the name of Jesus!!!!!!! I pray that the people of that church will pick up their Bible and turn to Revelations where it says that there will be false prophets! Read your Bibles people!!!!!!

  • Rosalindbl

    They both are probably charter members of NAMBLA. Water seeks its own level and birds of a feather flock together and stay together,  supporters included.

  • Cassandra Leach

    I was shocked and appauled at the display of Eddie Long and his cult gathering at New Birth. It seems now that the wrath of the church of GOD has come down on him and now he wants to back-track. But the you-tube video speaks for itself. Its something that every member of the black community should watch and then continue to rebuke this man, for he is a false prophet. His image is forever tarnished, even more so by the spectacle that took place in this so-called church. Hypocrite.

  • Coconut

    If he really felt that way he wouldn’t have done it in the first place