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Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:22 PM

Controversial Pastor Eddie Long crowned 'King of Israelites' by a Rabbi

This is a weird one......


Eddie Long, the controversial pastor of a Georgia-based megachurch, was anointed 'king' in a ceremony that has outraged some Jewish community leaders, the Associated Press reported.

The video, filmed at a service at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, shows Messianic preacher Rabbi Ralph Messer instructing two men to wrap Long in a Torah. Then, Long is seated in a chair, covered in a prayer shawl while holding the sacred scroll and lifted by four men.

"He now is raised up from a commoner to a kingship," Messer says in the video, as the men walk Long's seat through the crowd.



http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/pastor-eddie-long-crowned-king-by-rabbi-ralph-messer

The story then reminds us of Long's charges of 'coercing' several young men into sexual relationships, and other harassment charges at his Megachurch.

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Response to radhika (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:31 PM

1. Neither one of these idiots are Jewish and at least one of them is a lying

hypocritical pervert. How do you crown someone king of another group when neither one of you have that power? This is disgusting.

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Response to radhika (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:31 PM

2. Why did I know the rabbi was going to be Messianic?

 

Messianic Jews follow the rituals of Judaism but believe the Messiah has already come -- Jesus. Not quite the same as Jews for Jesus.

Traditional Jews of all stripes don't have a whole lot of respect for them. Neither, as it happens, do I: I once worked at an agency whose board chair was a Messianic Jew. Our relationship was, shall we say, fraught. I figured the one day I wouldn't have to deal with him was Yom Kippur.

Sure enough, there he was, big as life, on Yom Kippur. He said he had something that "had" to be done that day. Puh-leeze! Even the IDF soldiers need a special abbinical dispensation in order to protect Israel from a repeat of the Six-Day War.

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Response to radhika (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:46 PM

3. Freakin nut jobs want the end of the world asap.

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