What Eddie Long’s Death Has Taught Me About Black Folks

Eddie Long

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.

Eddie Long

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.


K. Araújo, a native Detroiter, is a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson. Widow, bruja, Oni Yemaya, palera,  professional dragger of filth and Mami to the dopest Ethiopian EVER, she is the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao”, Staff Writer for “The Urban Twist” and a freelance contributor for major publications like The Root, VSB, Huffington Post, My Brown Baby and The Glow Up.

​Keka has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and cussologist with a penchant for the finer things in life and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.

  • Cleojonz

    You will not be alone on that journey to hell. I didn’t purposely wish for harm to befall him, but I don’t feel bad that I have no feelings for his passing. Too many folk just like him in the church too, just preying on the innocents. This is what is meant when we talk about false prophets.

  • 2Duv4Luv .

    Thank you for writing this. I’ve been going back and forth with some “Church Folks” this morning. I told them I didn’t feel sad because that Pedophile died. The only thing I was sad about was that the bastard didn’t die behind bars.
    All I’ve been hearing is sympathy for Bishop Long. How about some SYMPATHY and SADNESS for the Bishop’s victims? Those young boys were robbed of their innocence. They will never be the same. Black people kill me with their hypocrisy.
    Bishop Long you reaped what you sowed. I will say this with no apology: Rest In HELL!

  • Thandisizwe Every-Twentyeighth

    Preach Teach Reach, Mami and Cussologist!

  • NonyaB🎯

    YES. You better go IN and tell the truth about hypocrisy and how religion stays robbing many adherents of sound reasoning. That garbage human ruined lives with his predatory fxcksh*t. A refusal to call a wrong what it is under the guise of non-judgement is a sickening way to prioritize a predator’s comfort above the safety of his victims. If only hell existed, at least I’d be comforted by petitioning for him to rot in it for eternity.


  • Steven Albright

    The reason why Cristian Church folk support these Pastors and Bishops after they fall is , they are guilty of sometimes worst crimes . Now a Bishop or Pastor should be (blameless) 1 Timothy 3:2 , and many should not become Pastors because , Pastors are held at a higher accountability and will be judged more severely , James 3:1

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  • Kitty

    I’m here in Atl the heartland of the sanctified mega churches with preachers who line their pockets instead of helping the communities. I’m sorry I cannot feel sympathy for this man at all he was in a position of power and used that power to abuse take advantage and hurt those who needed him.
    The sad thing is that negroes now a days are praising a God that is not theirs following a religion that was forced feed on them by their slave masters. They get taken advantage by these false prophets willing to give their last dime. Oh please don’t miss your tithe you can get kicked out of a church you’ve been going to for 150 years.
    I don’t wish death on anyone but I’ll reserve my sympathy for someone more deserving like his victims