In recent days Bishop Eddie Long, the African-American pastor of a mega-church has faced allegations of sexual harassment by male parishioners. He has been accused of using his pulpit to influence young men. This from a preacher who has been consistently against same-sex marriage and has condemned gays and lesbians from the pulpit.
Bishop Long has denied the allegations and said he would fight them.
Here is a wonderful interview with my friend and fellow HRC Religious Council Leader Bishop Carlton Pearson speaking about Bishop Long, human sexuality, the African-American Church and the need for inclusiveness. Bravo to Bishop Pearson. He speaks powerfully and beautifully. You can go to the CNN Page to hear it.