Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hitchens on Bishop Eddie Long

Christopher Hitchens can write. He took aim as self-appointed bigot Bishop Eddie Long Yesterday. This quote sums it up.

I have a rule of thumb for such clerics and have never known it to fail: Set your watch and sit back, and pretty soon they will be found sprawling lustily on the floor of the men's room.

It’s spot on and follows perverse but sound logic. If you are a angry homophobe leading a church, it is a matter of time until you fall.

I’ve been strongly rebuked by Long’s followers these last few days. They insist that they know (on a spiritual level) that Bishop Eddie Long is incapable of engaging in homosexual acts. He’s a man of God, blah blah blah. I don’t even read the emails anymore. I think I hit the Eddie Long loony jackpot.

Hitchens goes after one of my pet peeves. The absurd wealth of these megachurch pastors and their lives of flamboyant excess. 

One of his alleged partners in depravity may have been on the borderline of the age of consent, but otherwise I can't make myself care about whether the self-anointed Bish was rogering his flock. What concerns me isn't even the laughable obviousness of his cupidity: the jewels and gold chains and limos and bodyguards. This is all a familiar part of the tawdry business of "Churchianity" now finding loopholes for the rich and venal at a well-upholstered religious establishment somewhere near you.

The jewels and gold chains and limos and bodyguards… The excesses is so over the top as to be unbelievable, and to me a sure sign of moral corruption. When a Bishop flies around the country in leer jets, somebody has seriously taken advantage of the gullible masses. It is not to much of a stress to think of Long rogering his flock.

And one last thought – why is it that nobody has pointed out that Bishop Eddie Long has plugs? Two years ago his forehead extended back to the front middle of his head, now its back down to the top of his forehead. It makes you wonder how his vanity.

1 comment:

kate said...

Ha! I love Hitch. It's so true; these guys (the rabidly anti-gay "leaders") are like a ticking time bomb: and 5...4...3...2...

There is absolutely no denying that the followers are taken advantage of and foolishly hand over their money so that their leaders can live the good life. But as the saying goes, no one can take advantage of you without your permission.

Did you see this?

Not at all surprising...