Bishop Eddie Long (63) passed away today (Sunday, Jan. 15) due to an aggressive form of cancer.
Long has been a senior pastor for New Birth Missionary Baptist church since 1987. Under his reign, the church member total grew from 300 to over 25,000 that became one of the largest congregations.
He was against same-sex marriage and denounced homosexuality. He also settle for a lawsuit against four young gay males who claimed he pressured them into being in sexual relationship with him.
For the last few months, Long posted a photo to social media of his shocking weight loss. People assumed that he formed HIV and was getting sick from the virus. His church later announced that he is battling cancer. After Kim Burrell’s sermon, people are jokingly blaming her for his cause of death after she said that all gays playing in the church will die in 2017 in her sermon.
Making a mockery of someone’s death isn’t funny nor anything to joke about because it could be you.