What do we always say? The more extreme the anti-gay hatred, the more skeletons in the closet? Something like that:
As many as 30 young men may now be considering suing Bishop Eddie Long.
The pastor at the centre of a slew of underage gay sex allegations told his congregation that gays “deserve death” during sermons in the 1990s.
Audio of a sermon by Long advocating the death penalty for gays was broadcast by The Michelangelo Signorile Show yesterday, the same day that a fourth person came forward with allegations of sex abuse against the bishop.
According to the Signorile Show, the sermon took place in the mid-1990s, at Long’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. Long had published a book entitled I Don’t Want Delilah, I Need You!, which preaches traditional gender roles.
Wow. That should make us think again of others who have advocated for the death penalty for gays, in Uganda, and, in slightly more coded terms, among Religious Right organizations in the United States.
It tells us more about the people making those statements than it does about gay people or morality or anything else, quite frankly.