QOTD: Does New Birth's Crowning of Eddie Long as 'King' Reflect Idolatry?
According to The Root, "in a service last weekend at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, the embattled and controversial Bishop Eddie Long received a new title: king. In a video that appeared on YouTube earlier this week, Long was proclaimed to be royalty by a visiting speaker."
Does this video suggest that the members of New Birth have a loyalty to Eddie Long that is overpowering the presence of Christ? Or is this a form of "pastoral idolatry" that can be found in many churches throughout America? Watch this video and let us know what you think!
If you would like additional reading on this topic, please see:
Watch the New Birth Throne: Eddie Long Declared ‘King’ by ‘Rabbi’ written by Anthea Butler on Religious Dispatches.A Biblical Scholar Rebuts the Claims Made in the Eddie Long Coronation Video written by Wil Gafney on The Feminist Wire.
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