|Published:||Sep 27, 2010 1:19 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 26, 2010 10:19 PM EDT|
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - The pastor of a Georgia megachurch has addressed his congregation for the first time since he was accused of luring young men into sexual relationships. Bishop Eddie Long spoke at two services this morning at his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. He vowed to fight the allegations but declined to talk about the specifics of the lawsuits filed against him.
Four young men have sued Long, claiming he lured them into sexual relationships with gifts and overseas trips when they were 17 and 18 years old.