I can’t prove the reliability of this, but a source familiar with the details of the Eddie Long scandal has told the Redding News Review that the final figure for settlement comes to around 24 million dollars!
What began as a $2 million agreement to settle the case for each of the four men quickly rose to $5.5 million for the respective plaintiffs, the source said, only because Long refused to publically admit guilt.
The men are to divide $2.2 million equally and then receive $400,000 in payments until the money is paid out over the next 20 years, the source said. The final figure comes to $22 million for the four men and $2.8 million for the plaintiffs attorneys.
Bishop Eddie Long not only robs God of the 24 million dollars but he also robs God the honor of his name. Eddie Long is not a martyr. If you think Eddie long is a victim in this fight, then you need to wake up. Eddie had lots of power and lots of money, and i’m sorry with that much influence you better know that some people want your money and your power. In that case, you need to be able to defend it. If you choose not defend God’s name and instead settle for 24 million; then there’s only one of two things going on here. One, you let the appearance of evil creep in and it would be virtually impossible to defend against your foolish and immature allowances. Or two, you were actually guilty of the accusations.
Either way, i didn’t hear Eddie Long describe either situation, or publicly admit to any mistakes on his part. Our justice system would not allow any group of punks off the street to come in and accuse any high profile figure of anything without some form of proof. I doubt there would even be a lawyer to take the case based on someone’s word of mouth. Instead, Eddie stuck his nose in the air, and decided to use donations from those who are poor and are widows to smooth out his mess.
As i’m writing, i think about how hypocritical this is more and more. Prosperity gospel preachers rant from the pulpit about robbing God for not tithing. And yet, they are the only ones who are taking; everyone else is giving.