Pulpit Pimps Unite: Dollar Defends His Pimp Buddy Eddie Long
This is so ridiculous that it’s almost humorous. Creflo Dollar urges the congregants of Eddie Long’s church to go back to him and give him money because he only had a “wreck” and a “minor accident”.
This is a great example of mixing lies with truth: yes pastors are only humans and yes we are all sinners but when you have paid a $15 million dollar settlement to your boyfriends mostly with church insurance then perhaps you might need to take a serious break from being the head pastor of any church, anywhere.
When the lawsuit that you settle privately allegedly states that
Long would “discuss the Holy Scripture to justify and support the sexual activity.” Flagg’s suit claims that Long presided over a “covenant” ceremony between the two of them; Flagg’s attorney said that the ceremony was “essentially a marriage ceremony, with candles, exchange of jewelry, and biblical quotes.”
Perhaps you need to step away from the pulpit.
Here’s the real issue, and the reason that this whole thing was settled privately for a large sum of money. What Eddie Long did was sexual abuse. It was the use of a position of trust to compel otherwise unwanted sexual activity without physical force. Whenever a pastor uses his position of trust, power, or authority to compel wanted or unwanted sexual activity, even if consensual, it is a form of sexual and emotional abuse. People who use their power to sexually gratify themselves are not pastors they’re selfish emotional and sexual abusers who have betrayed the trust of their congregants and for that reason should never, ever be allowed a place of authority again.
When someone is empathetically broken and has a track record of abusing people? Yeah they probably shouldn’t be a pastor. Unfortunately though…
I guess this tells you a lot about Creflo Dollar when his pastorly advice is to purposely send people back to a liar and sexual predator and suggest they sit under that pimp/predator’s authority.