Bishop Eddie Long has apologized to a Jewish group for last Sunday’s coronation of him as a King.
In Long’s words:
The ceremony was not my suggestion, nor was it my intent, to participate in any ritual that is offensive in any manner to the Jewish community, or any group. Furthermore, I sincerely denounce any action that depicts me as a King, for I am merely just a servant of the Lord… While I believe that Rabbi Ralph Messer has good intentions during his message at New Birth, I understand that the ceremony he performed on Sunday, January 29th, caused harm to the Jewish community, for which I am deeply sorry.
The ‘ceremony’ had many a person scratching their head.
To Long’s credit, he did look a little bewildered and slightly annoyed during the ceremony that made viral status on YouTube.
So, for now, I guess we can go back to calling him Bishop.