A Jewish group on Sunday accepted Bishop Eddie Long’s written apology over a ceremony last month during which a rabbi from the Messianic Judaism movement crowned him a “king.”
You can watch the video here: Wow? Eddie Long Crowned King
Bill Nigut from the Jewish Anti-Defamation League said he believed Long had sincerely apologized for the Jan. 29 ceremony at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., in which the senior pastor was wrapped in a sacred Torah scroll and his chair was lifted up by four men as Rabbi Ralph Messer from Colorado declared him a “king.”
Bishop Eddie Long addressed his actions as follows:
“The ceremony was not my suggestion, nor was it my intent, to participate in any ritual that is offensive in any manner to the Jewish community, or any group. Furthermore, I sincerely denounce any action that depicts me as a King, for I am merely just a servant of the Lord. The Rabbi had good intentions” but acknowledged that the ceremony caused harm to the Jewish community, for which I am deeply sorry.”
Do you buy it? Do you think for one minute he did not know what was going to happen in HIS church, on HIS altar?
Can’t wait to see the next “Long-ism”.