Another Bishop Eddie Long accuser has spoken out about the alleged sexual abuse at the hands of the embattled pastor.
“This is a hard time for the world and you know I have no hate for anyone, because God doesn’t produce hate,” Spencer LeGrande told ABC affiliate WSB-TV. “I pray for everyone, especially Bishop, ’cause he knows the truth, he knows the truth.”
LeGrande, 22, is one of four men who claim to have been abused by the bishop. Supposedly, they endured this abuse even while they enjoyed being lavished with gifts, cars and free trips by their alleged abuser.
It’s funny that they are making their claims now, instead of during the time when the alleged abuse was alleged to have occurred.
It’s also a coincidence that the lawsuits were filed just weeks after one of the men was arrested for breaking into the pastor’s private office at the church.
I see this case being tossed to the wind by a judge — not because the abuse didn’t occur (I don’t know whether it did or did not) — but because all of these opportunists were over the age of consent when they willingly participated in the sexual encounters in exchange for cash and goods for their services.
If Eddie Long abused his power in the church, or breached his fiduciary duty to coerce these grown men into having sex with him, then he’s wrong for that.
But their willingness to participate in the sexual activity was a personal choice that each of those young men made at the time. Now they want to sue Eddie Bishop for being morally bankrupt?