Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pastor Plans to Protest Bishop Eddie Long in Atlanta

The Black Church - , Azarbayjan-e Gharbi

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

A pastor at a church in South Carolina says that he is going to have a rally at the state capitol in Atlanta to demand that Bishop Long resign as pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
The pastor on the attack is Bishop Prophet H. Walker of the True Light Penecostal Church, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The pastor has become vocal in light of theallegations against Eddie Long, and says he wants to set the record straight.
"He has no right to assume the office of pastor of any Christian church," Walker said. "A pastor should be above reproach."
Walker has stated that he does not support homosexuality. He says that the rally will "support the integrity and character of the Christian faith."
When I heard about the protest being held by Bishop Walker, I wasn't sure what to think. I suspect that any intelligent person knows that there are going to be some members of the church who don't quite live up to the standards of the bible. Wait, I guess that would be almost everyone, since none of us are perfect. We also know of at least one preacher who might be accused of using the pulpit as an avenue for sexual opportunities (note the story I wrote about Pastor Steven Arnold earlier today).


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