Thursday, September 23, 2010

QOTD

The Black Church, Homophobia, and Pastor Eddie Long - Newsweek:

"As tempting as it is to get swept away by the tabloidy drama of the case against Eddie Long, it’s not the man that deserves all the scrutiny. It’s his message."

by Joshua Alston
September 23, 2010

Typically the quote of the day is something I directly overheard or said myself. However, when I read this, it struck me that this is a very important quote to share.

As Pastor Eddie Long's accusers step forward, claiming that he had sexual relationships with them, it is not his actions that are the issue so much as his long standing message against homosexuality, preaching from his pulpit about the sin of sodomy, etc. None of the young men who are accusing Long were under-aged at the time of the alleged relationship which I suppose is being emphasized in light of the ongoing scandal within the Catholic and other churches.

Hopefully, as people look in the direction of this man during this time, more will question the ethics of what he is preaching as loudly and closely as they are the question of his actions.

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