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Bishop T.D. Jakes Says Pray for Embattled Bishop Eddie Long

By Mona Austin

Since news broke last week of a prominent Georgia pastor allegedly  using his religious authority to justify sexual relations with young male congregants, people  have wondered why ministry leaders were silent about the accusations--wondering who among his peers had his back.

One of America's leading pastors, Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter's House in Dallas, TX spoke out about the recent allegations of sexual coercion aimed at Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Cathedral in Lithonia, GA, a suburb of Atlanta. (CLICK ABOVE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.)

During Sunday morning service Jakes said Christians should not jump to any conclusions, but just pray about the situation.  To those who were expecting him to make a public statement to address the matter, he explained why he didn't saying, "There's nothing to say. You can't make great decisions with poor information.  Until you can separate facts from conjecture there's nothing to say. . ."


BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Eddie Long Will Not Resign, Will Fight Sexual Coercion Charges


By Mona Austin
The Georgia mega church pastor accused of luring young male members for sex spoke to his congregants for the first time Sunday morning.  During the 8 a.m. service at New Life Cathedral, Bishop Long, who some suspected would resign said he would fight the charges and indicated he would remain their leader: "I'll be back next week." Using the same formula as other tarnished public figures, Long walked onto the stage with his first lady by his side while the church welcomed him chanting, "We love you Bishop."

Long  told his members he  first and foremost had a responsibility to his family and them, but would be remiss if he did not address "the world."

"I've been accused, I'm under attack. I want you to know, as I said earlier, that I am not a perfect man, but this thing, I'm going to fight."

Before exiting the platfor…