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Controversial Megachurch Pastor Eddie Long Dies at 63

posted on January 17, 2017

CNN’s John Blake and Chandrika Narayan report that Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist church, died on Sunday. As the outspoken leader of the megachurch, Long was an influential figure for black Americans across the country. In the past several years, he has been plagued by controversy. Blake and Narayan write of the pastor, “He was a preacher who led an infamous march against same-sex marriage and denounced homosexuality, but he also settled a lawsuit by four young men who said he pressured them into sexual relationships.”

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