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Georgia Pastor Willl Fight Allegations

Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2010

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-naw-georgia-pastor-20100927,0,4020846.story

Georgia pastor Eddie Long, accused of coercing young males into sexual relationships, told his congregation Sunday that "this is probably the most difficult time" of his entire life, but that he intends to fight the allegations against him.

He said his first responsibility was his family, and the some 25,000 members of the Atlanta-area New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. However, he joked that he would be "remiss" not to address "the world."

"I've been accused, I'm under attack. I want you to know, as I said earlier, that I am not a perfect man," he said. "But this thing, I'm going to fight."

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"And I want you to know one other thing," he told the cheering crowd Sunday morning. "I feel like David against Goliath, but I've got five rocks and I haven't thrown one yet."

He then turned on his heel and walked away from the pulpit, ending his 20-minute address.


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