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Rally calls for Eddie Long’s resignation

Protesters gathered yesterday at the Georgia Capitol to call for the resignation of Bishop Eddie Long over accusations the megachurch leader had sexual relationships with young men under his spiritual guidance.

Bishop H. "Prophet" Walker, a minister from Spartanburg, S.C., helped organize the rally and was among the handful of protesters calling for Long’s resignation.

Four lawsuits have been filed against Long, all claiming sexual coercion. Long, so far, has had the support of his congregation at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and has vowed to fight the allegations.

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Mayor talks to TV, not GA Voice, on Eagle lawsuit

UPDATE II: Mayor's office responds to our blog.

It’s a frustrating fact of being a small media outlet, whether gay or straight. Often, politicians try to avoid taking a stand on controversial issues until the volume of media coverage forces them to get involved. And also often, what finally gets their attention is TV.