Southern Religion

YouTube video admonishes Eddie Long to ‘tell the truth’

Openly gay and bisexual Rev. Dennis A. Meredith, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atlanta, has posted a YouTube video admonishing scandal besieged Lithonia Eddie Long to “tell the truth:”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Shelia M. Poole wrote:

The nearly four-minute video was posted on YouTube on Monday, the day after Long made his first public comments about the scandal in which four young men sued the pastor, accusing him of coercing them into sexual relations.

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Meredith said he decided to make the video because he was “saddened and disappointed” that there seemed to be little concern for the four men by Long and members of the 25,000-member church, who were interviewed later by the media. Meredith, who describes himself as openly gay and bisexual, said he called on a film crew, that’s also making a documentary about himself and his church, to shoot the video with downtown Atlanta as a backdrop.

Meredith said his congregation is about 85 percent gay, lesbian and bisexual. Meredith said he has lost some members to New Birth because they disagreed of his views about welcoming gays in the church.

October 2, 2010 - Posted by | children, Crime, Religion | , , , ,

1 Comment

  1. Mr. Meredith you need to get out of the pulpit, you said you are a gay bysexual man, how dare you get in the pilpit and preach to anyone, having sex with another man is an abomination, read the word so called preacher.

    Comment by Derrick Tillison | October 2, 2010

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