Bishop Eddie Long Talks About Having Thoughts Of Committing Suicide
|Bishop Eddie Long Talks About Having Thoughts Of Committing Suicide|
Years ago, Long was sued by former church members and endured a sex scandal, amid many other charges.
|Baptist Church Eddie Long|
"I had a moment... I wanted to kill myself and was ready," he said.
While he did not specify what caused him to have these thoughts, the context of his words appear to fit with the 2010 allegations that he preyed on several young men for sexual favors.
He was slapped with four lawsuits after the scandal went public. They were all eventually dismissed "with prejudice" in 2011.
In the video, titled "The Power of God's Love," a teary-eyed Long said because "my family loved me, my church loved me... regardless of what anybody said, love lifted me and carried me.
And you didn't judge me. There are folk here who know what I mean, that you're alive because somebody loved you.
They didn't give you a sermon, they didn't question you, they didn't call you before a council."