By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com September 21 2010 7:10 PM ET
A prominent Atlanta pastor has been accused of forcing two male members of his church to have sex with him.
Lawsuits were filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, Ga., against the Reverend Eddie Long, who heads up the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, according to the Associated Press. The plaintiffs, Anthony Flagg, 21, and Maurice Murray Robinson, 20, were members of the church.
Both men said Long forced them to have sexual relationships while they traveled around the world. The men were 17 and 18 at the time of the alleged encounters.