Bishop Eddie Long may soon come to an agreement with the four former members of his congregation who accused him of sexual misconduct.
All parties involved have been working hard to reach a settlement before Easter Sunday, WSB-TV.com reports. The men first came forward with the allegations in September of 2010.
Apparently, Eddie, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, and the four alleged victims have handled the most serious issues and only minor details need to be addressed at this time.
Representatives for Eddie aren’t commenting on what transpired during the recent court-ordered mediation sessions.
Easter Sunday is one of the most holy days of celebration for Christians, commemorating the day Christ is believed to have risen from the dead, and Eddie started the weekend with a Good Friday sermon.
The resurrection “was not for perfect folk … but for the least—those who failed,” he preached from the pulpit.
Eddie is accused of misusing his authority in the church to coerce the young men into sexual relations.
– Tracy L. Scott