Remember the video the other day of megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long getting crowned as a king by some fraudulent rabbi? Well now he’s apologizing for it, and acting as though it happened to him totally by accident. CNN reports:
“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,” Long wrote in a letter dated Saturday…
“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,” Long wrote.
This ranks up there with Newt’s explanation that he only cheated on his wife because he loved his country so much that “things happened.” It wasn’t his idea! So the fact that he scheduled it to take place and participated in it magically goes away now. It’s not as if he didn’t know what was going to happen and didn’t soak in the adulation of the morons in the pews over it. The “rabbi” was just walking past the church, came in and did it all against his will.
The letter was addressed to Bill Nigut, southeast regional director of the Anti-Defamation League — a Jewish group that fights anti-Semitism…
On Sunday, Nigut acknowledged the apology and said he was grateful for it.
“I thought it was a very heartfelt, sincere, humble apology,” he told CNN. “I was very gratified by Bishop Long apparently recognizing what our concern was.”
Ah yes, he was so humble. Ironically, that’s the very same word the “rabbi” used to describe Long during the ceremony. Because humble people always have themselves declared to be a king in front of thousands of adoring fans. Humble people always build massive churches and make millions of dollars bilking their credulous followers. It’s the very essence of humility.