Ole Anthony Asked to Investigate Televangelist Eddie Long

bishop long Ole Anthony Asked to Investigate Televangelist Eddie Long The Dallas watchdog group Trinity Foundation has been asked to look into the finances of the man who pastors a 25,000-member church.Eddie Long is the self-styled “bishop” of an Atlanta-area mega-church who is now facing accusations of sexual impropriety.

Last week, three men filed lawsuits calling Long a sexual predator who used his influence as their pastor to browbeat them into having sex with him when they were teenagers.

In court papers, the three claim Long would discuss the Bible “…to justify and support the sexual activity.”  Now, Ole Anthony, who heads the Dallas-based Trinity Foundation, says he’s been asked by the Senate Finance Committee to look into Long’s finances.

Three years ago, at Anthony’s urging, the committee’s ranking minority member, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley sent letters to Long and five other prominent tel-evangelists, demanding details about their expenditures, financial practices, credit cards and other information.

Anthony says his group supplied Grassley with enough incriminating material “…to fill a Volkswagen.”   As an example, Anthony says Long uses church money to buy lavish corporate jets through his own private company and then charges the church lucrative fees to lease the jets for Long’s own use.

  • datlow

    preachers stealing and lying…whats new

  • Coretta Jackson

    Oh my goodness.

  • David Yocum

    to think it’s not only bad Catholic priests…
    I sure wouldn’t want to be him the day he will have to explain himself to the Lord

  • http://7drizzles7.wordpress.com Michael Acidri

    I beg for restraint. As the numbers double and triple out of the wood works, I beg that Bishop Long be given a fair hearing. Before we tag him with that dishonourable title and leave him to begin the ever gruelling task of rebuilding his character and spiritual restoration I beg we give him a fair hearing and possibly opportunity to repent. I will wait to hear what he says this sunday to the church in person. Maybe the guy will come clean and and air out his closet. Maybe he didnt do a thing and he is just being stitched up as a prank. Lets wait to hear his defence.

  • Wendy J. Duncan

    Ole Anthony has problems of his own. Why is he the one investigating? See http://www.dallascult.com

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