Last week rumors swirled that embattled preacher Eddie Long’s wife had packed her things and moved out of their opulent mansion in Decatur.

Not true says the spokesman for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The church released a statement saying the rumor was ignored because the church is focusing on doing God’s work, but “many people can’t discern the difference between legitimate journalists and irresponsible bloggers.”

According to Long’s rep Art Franklin, “Mrs. Long has not moved out and is very much a loving, dedicated and committed wife and mother.”

“It is unfortunate that anyone would make such hateful and damaging false claims of this nature. These cruel and insensitive rumors have the potential to cause immeasurable pain and suffering. Those involved should feel obligated to retract their earlier statements,” Franklin said. Source

I guess he told you irresponsible bloggers!

Thanks to loyal reader Kamadiva for the link!