Bishop Eddie Long is accused of betraying the trust of those who follow him. Two men have filed lawsuits, claiming he coerced them into sexual relationships when they were teenagers. Long is a nationally-known minister, and the claims are in shocking contrast to his public image. He passionately crusades against homosexuality. Long's success as a pastor is undeniable. Two decades after taking over a small church, his followers now number 25,000.
A spokesman for Eddie Long denies the allegations. Art Franklin spoke to our John Roberts earlier on CNN's American Morning. He said the claims against Bishop Long are without merit. CNN’s Kyra Phillips spoke with BJ Bernstein. She represents the two men who accuse Long of the sexual coercion.
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