In 1995, Bishop Eddie Long established a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity to help the needy and spread the gospel.Surely it wan't much, right? This is probably a small charity.
But it was Long, leader of the largest church congregation in Georgia, who became the charity's biggest beneficiary.
The charity's compensation to Long over that four-year period included:I hate to say this, but I really don't feel sorry for anyone who gave their money to this guy. Here's some free advice: If someone shows up at your house looking for a donation to help the less privledged in this world, take a look at his car. If he's driving a frigging Bentley, keep the money in your pocket.
- A $1.4 million six-bedroom, nine-bath home on 20 acres in Lithonia.
- Use of a $350,000 luxury Bentley automobile.
- More than $1 million in salary, including $494,000 in 2000.
And the expose in Sunday's AJC couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
Yeah, that was the march where Mr. Long lit a torch from Martin Luther King Jr.'s monument and led a march which supported a constitutional amendment making a certain segment of the United States second-class citizens.
Thousands of African Americans marched Saturday to denounce same-sex marriage, invoking the name of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King to the anger of many gays and lesbians.
The march was organized by Bishop Eddie Long whose New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is one of the biggest black churches in the country.