New Birth Bishop Eddie Long Declared “King” by Jewish Rabbi

Lithonia (WAOK)- In a ceremony Sunday, January 29, 2012, at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Bishop Eddie Long was elevated to the level of “King” by Rabbi Ralph Messer. Long recently returned to the pulpit after taking a brief leave following the announcement from his wife Vanessa that she would be filing for divorce.  The announcement in December 2011 capped a tumultuous year for Long that included a financial settlement said to be worth as much as $25 million with five young men who accused him of sexual coercion, a marked decrease in membership at one of the largest churches in the Atlanta area and financial difficulties that some say forced the temporary closure of the New Birth Christian Academy.

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  • Larry

    Black people can be so stupid. There is no wondering why other ethnics groups are prosperity at a higher rate.

    • cnelson

      it can’t just be the black people that are stupid, a white man crowned him as “king”, how stupid is that and i see several white in the crowd supporting this mess! Stop being a racist, you sound stupid for making that type of comment anyway! grow up please

    • Karl Kroger

      Your critique of what unfolded at New Birth is legitimate, however your remark that “Black people can be so stupid,” is racist, foolish, and unnecessary. Such comments, and the beliefs behind them reflect the long held bigotry that held onto slavery and discrimination for so long in the South. I hope you will one day come to see African Americans as your fellow brothers and sisters.

  • Gev

    Here is a response from a Messianic perspective

  • JR

    Black people may not be stupid, but are easily lead down wrong road. So this guy is King now, so maybe he should move to England with all the rest of these fake Kings and Queens. If you want to find brainless black people, just stop in at your local church. Are black people so unhappy with this world, that they will follow anyone that’s promising them a better place. And why would God want such brainless people in his kingdom.

  • David

    In the latter these people who call themselves Jews will know they are not the true Israelites. Whether they are in Israel or other countries of the earth. Everyone will soon know who the true Israelites are and Jesus is not god, but a sun god created by the roman empire.

  • Ken

    Comedy at it’s best. This was funny.

  • noneybologna

    I am Messianic and knowing our believes was absolutely appalled within the first 5 minutes of watching that clip. He didn’t even refer to the tallit properly and all Jews know that YOU DO NOT TOUCH THE TORAH WITH YOUR HAND OR BODY EVER.

  • Disgusted

    At 2:13 in the video, you’ll see where messer also wrapped Paula White in the Torah Scroll a few years ago.

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