Painted and Tainted

Well, most have heard about the allegations about Bishop Eddie Long. When we have this positive image of someone, especially someone that has a Position of Influence, and we hear they supposedly said something or did something that is considered to be negative, Does our image of them change? What if there were previous speculations or rumors of such things,  does that help guide us in believing what we have heard? In this situation many factors are important. If these allegations are proven to be true, then all parties involved should be held accountable. But what IF these allegations are not true, is the Painted image Tainted?I say yes. Although people may be cleared of the alleged acts, the negative image will almost always follow.


3 thoughts on “Painted and Tainted

  1. ingrid says:

    True to some degree. I never did believe what was said about Micheal Jackson. Kept right on loving him.. Kept loving Vick. Since MJ was innocent…I moved on. As with Vick, he was not innocent but I still move on. They always say, ” true love die hard.” If Bishop Long is guilty or innocent, it doesn’t matter because the images where already seen in a negative way.
    I hope he is innocent because we need strong men around to help our young boys.
    But if not–we fell again.

  2. Sweet T says:

    Once that negativity is put out there, it is so hard to overcome. Unfortunately, that is the world in which we live. I keep thinking about the Marvin Gaye lyrics- “People say believe half of what you see, Son, and none of what you hear….” I hope the allegations are not true, because although I am not a member of New Birth, I have been blessed by many of Bishop Long’s teachings. We can only hope that the truth will come outl.

  3. tia says:

    Let me start off by saying people have put him on a pedistle and now that he is tainted people are going crazy. People needed to understand that he was born into the same sin as me, so he is human not God and when we realize that then we wont lose our minds when another human does something wrong. I hope that he did not do this because 23 years of preaching Gods word will be in vain because you say one thing and you are doing another. He painted a picture of hiself and now it has become tainted with this disgrace. I will pray for all parties that are involved. He has hepled alot of people in his community so wait before you judge.

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