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Eddie Long was target of ‘outing’ campaign by black gay activists in 2005

Bishop Eddie Long, head of the megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church who is being sued  by two men for allegedly coercing them to have sex with him, is making local and national headlines. But for LGBT activists, the news may not come as too much of a surprise.

In 2005, black gay activists Keith Boykin and Jasmyne Cannick wrote a series of profiles of anti-gay preachers titled, “Outing Black Pastors.” One of those preachers was Long.