I always have a hard time understanding why disgraced people don’t just gather their things and start life anew in some remote location where no one knows all of the mess they’ve been in, so I can’t believe Eddie Long is still out and about doing creepy things.
Long can still be found at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta. Last weekend, the church invited Ralph Messer, a rabbi, to fellowship with the congregation. After delivering a sermon about “the government of God,” Messer produced a scroll that he said is “only given to cities that need to be released into a new anointing” — namely New Birth. Then Eddie Long appears on stage and Messer explains that “he’s a king. God’s blessed him. He’s a humble man. But in him is kingship. In him is royalty. In him was a land of Israel. In him was a k chromosome…he was brought through the slaves, raised up in a city and God now wants to release a new anointing.” I won’t say more, just watch.
Well, I’m not going to try to digest the religious aspects of this video because I am beyond confused about the ceremonial things that go on here and have never in life heard of a church hoisting a leader up in a chair…perhaps someone can enlighten us in the comments? I do know that Messer’s continued references to Long as the descendant of slaves who is now the first to touch a scroll rub me entirely the wrong way. What is this man talking about? And why is Long loving it so much? When it comes to the proclamation that Eddie Long is any sort of king in God’s kingdom, I’m gonna have to call foul on that one, and it’s sad for the folks who continue to give this man money and believe in him.