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Posted in Damn Shame, Religion, Uncategorized, WTH with tags , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Revolverlution

I know you are wondering what is up with this title, but I assure you that if you do not see what is wrong with this you are in trouble. On January 29, 2012, Ralph Messer spoke at Bishop Eddie Long’s church (New Birth Missionary) and crowned Bishop Long King. If you don’t believe me watch for yourself.

Eddie Long plagued with financial, spiritual and legal troubles stepped down briefly in December 2011 when his wife of 20+ years filed for divorce. He stepped back in the pulpit early January 2012. Now some of you are saying that this ceremony was just a restoration ceremony at restoring the fallen pastor.
This was not a Messianic Jewish ceremony nor an Orthodox Jewish ceremony. I can only speculate what Jewish brothers and sisters have to say about this spectacle. Is this close to blasphemy, I’ll let you decide. But for me there is only one King and that is Christ.

Here is what Rev. Will Gaphney PhD had to say about this video and ceremony: read it here

UPDATE: Messer responded to the video saying this is only just 15 minutes of the entire 90 minute message.

When asked for comment about the event, New Birth emailed a statement Thursday in which Ralph Messer said critics misunderstood his intent.

“My message was about restoring a man and to encourage his walk in the Lord,” Messer said. “It was not to make Bishop Eddie L. Long a king.”

The YouTube video indicates otherwise, Heller told the AJC.

Read the full article from ACJ

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