Raz B of B2K has called out Bishop Eddie Long and two other well-known men as “pedophiles,” according to Hip Hop Wired. Raz B said in a recent Youtube video that he should start a “Shame on you” campaign to expose the pedophiles before they can do more harm.
Raz B has a personal tie to wanting the pedophiles exposed and taken out of the community where they can cause more harm. He claims he was sexually abused himself as a young boy.
Raz B believes that Bishop Long falls into the same category as the man whom the R&B star alleges abused him as a kid.
The hip hop singer came out in 2008 and accused the manager of the B2K group, Chris Stokes, of molesting him as a young boy, according to Hip Hop Wired.
He also claims that Marques Houston, who is the brother of Omarion, another band member of B2K, is a pedophile. Apparently Stokes and Houston spent a lot of time with the young boys in this band. Raz B says it is time that these “men be called out and stop doing sexual acts to young boys.”
Raz B said that Bishop Long needs to come out and tell the truth, and then look for forgiveness. The R&B singer says “he will burn in hell if he doesn’t repent.”
A “Shame on You” campaign to fight pedophilia in America may just be the best way to go at this problem.
Men such as Bishop Long are so powerful that it is hard to make any allegations stick. The four young men who recently filed lawsuits against Long for sexual abuse is a start at crumbling the foundation under Long’s powerful pulpit.
Since 2006, allegations have been made about Bishop Long sexually abusing young boys. Reuben Armstrong, a controversial talk show host and author, wrote about the sexual abuse of boys in the mega churches, listing Bishop Eddie Long as one of the men abusing young boys.
His “Snakes in the Pulpit Book” discussed these allegations at length. Armstrong also took these claims to the airways on his talk show. He was met with allegations that he was just starting rumors.
Armstrong’s plight to expose Bishop Long started when two youth pastors reached out to him in 2006 and told them about the sexual abuse of the boys in the New Birth Church, in which Bishop Eddie Long was the pastor.
The youth pastors alleged that Long, along with other men in the church, were sexually abusing young, vulnerable boys. Although Armstrong tried to expose these men through his book and on his talk show, it was to no avail. No one would to believe him.
It is a fine line that Bishop Eddie Long is allegedly riding. The boys are allegedly groomed for sex with the Bishop Long at an early age, but no alleged sexual contact from Long takes place until after their 16th birthday, which is the legal age of consent in Georgia, according to Armstrong.
On Oct. 31, Reuben Armstrong will be joining Bishop Walker in a rally at the Georgia State House calling for the resignation of Long from the church.
The “Shame on You” Campaign sounds like a wonderful idea, and hopefully Raz-B really puts this in place. It is time to start protecting young kids from this type of abuse by the powerful men in the church, who are hiding behind the Lord’s name to do this!
Reference: Hip Hop Wired, Interview with Reuben Armstrong