Eddie Long died today from an aggressive form of cancer. *side eye* But whatevs that’s not why I am writing this piece. My fingers were moved to hit these keys because of the outpouring of compassion and love for this man. A flawed man according to the saints. A man of God whom “shall not be judged” lest we be judged.
Tabernacle. Eddie Long was, indeed, a flawed man.
Scratch that. He was a rapist, a predator, a pedophile, a lecherous and vile human being. He, also, ran a church and having a mainline to Jesus supercedes ALL OF THOSE THINGS or at least that’s what I read on Facebook. Listen! Our “non-judgement” and compassion for predators and abusers is why we have so many fucked up adults and children.
Black folks have enabled rapists, continue to love them and “pray for them” while throwing their victims to the wolves. Black folks will forgive a “man of God” but turn their noses up at R.Kelly’s victims talking about, “She knew she was being seductive. She was fast.”
Sanctified negroes will also throw their gay sons and daughters out on their asses while praising pastors who are adulterers and handing out AIDS and babies like their lives depended on it. But your children can’t get hugs even if they are taking their final breaths.
Y’all ain’t shit on this here Sunday. I wish I would feel anything but contempt for these sons of bitches. Eddie Long is no different than the devious men and women who you turn a blind eye to in your own families. Giving pardons to perpetrators while silencing victims until the point of causing irreparable damage. And then we meet them broken and we are stuck picking up the pieces from the mess you produced.
So pardon me if I’m not shedding tears of sorrow for this dude. He doesn’t deserve our grace or our wishes of peace. He doesn’t deserve forgiveness and his victims deserve to heal WITHOUT carrying the burden of having to love this muthafucka because it’s the Christian thing to do.
I may go to hell for wishing this terrorist a happy journey to hell and that’s cool. Just know if I see that mfer and other rapists, murderer of innocents, and other pieces of shit on my journey there…I’M BLOWING ON THE FLAMES.