Two determined leaders of a rally calling for Eddie Long’s resignation are working feverishly to make that happen. In spite of death threats, they are determined to go through with the protest, Dallas talk show host, Reuben Armstrong, told me.
Bishop H. Walker of True Light Pentecostal Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina is heading a rally to take place in Georgia as a protest against Bishop Long. Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, has been accused by four young men within his Atlanta congregation of using his power within the church to sexually abuse them.
Famous Dallas Talk Show Host a Voice for Those Who Live in Fear
Talk show host, Reuben Armstrong has been a strong voice in the protest against Eddie Long because he’s an activist who heard about similar allegations four years ago from two youth pastors. Armstrong is also a bestselling author and takes on hard topics. Eddie Long’s scandal may be his biggest one yet to take on.
“I’m speak for those who don’t have a voice,” Armstrong told me. He explained the youth pastors who confided in him four years ago feared the consequences of speaking out against Eddie Long.
“He’s a man with a lot of power,” Reuben Armstrong said.
Eddie Long Scandal – Eddie Long has Political and Corporate Backing
Armstrong was informed of accusations against Eddie Long back in 2006 and when he wrote the bestselling book, “Snakes in the Pulpit” in 2007, he named Bishop Long as one of the leaders who use his position within the church to coerce young men into sexual favors. Reuben Armstrong was met with opposition that he was starting rumors.
Reuben Armstrong believes in being a voice for those who don’t have one or are fearful of the consequences coming forward. With Eddie Long’s connections – especially politically and in the corporate world – followers are aware that speaking against the Bishop carries its own set of repercussions. Eddie Long’s church is one of those that is part of a “corporate entity,” Armstrong described.
Will Eddie Long Feel Pressured to Resign as a Result of the Rally?
Bishop H. Walker leads the rally in spite of death threats and being met with some resistance. At 78 years of age, he admits he’s not going to let the threats or any opposition halt the protest.
“I am 78-years-old, what do I have to fear?” Bishop Walker said to Associated Content Contributor, Roz Zurko. “I have been preaching the words of the Bible for most of my life and am not about stop now.”
With two fierce leaders holding a protest important to one of our nation’s most controversial headlines, the Georgia rally is scheduled to take place Oct. 31 at the Georgia State Capitol at 2:00 p.m.. Numerous participants are expected to attend the protest not only from around the U.S., but the world.
Both Bishop H. Walker and talk show host, Reuben Armstrong are dedicated to making a wrong a right and fearlessly lead others in sending a powerful message of their own. Will Eddie Long listen and step down from his position at New Birth Church? His resignation is seen as the right thing to do in the midst of this ugly scandal.
Sources: Personal Interview with Reuben Armstrong
Roz Zurko, Associated Content