Bishop Eddie Long, of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, has reportedly been hospitalized with a grave illness.
The pastor is suffering from an unspecified stage 4 gastro-intestinal cancer, said William McCray III, the founder of Obnoxioustv’s blog, who says a close friend of the bishop told him.
"Recently, while out to dinner with some prominent minister friends a person approached our table and specifically want to speak to Sir William, (sic) in a very humble and politely asked if they could have seat. We said sure and the source went on to share they were a member of New Birth and choose to stay through the scandal. The source shared their name and shared they were very close to Bishop Long and asked if Obnoxious Media would take it easy on bishop due to his having cancer," McCray said.
"After a couple of phone calls and text messages it was confirmed this was a very reliable source. They explained that Bishop Long has cancer in his digestive system and it was discovered in the 4th stage and he literally has months to live," the report added.
The Christian Post reached out to New Birth Missionary Baptist Church this week for comment, but the church was not open Monday.
Stage 4 cancer is when the cancer has spread to other organs of the body.
"Bishop Long has been admitted to an Atlanta hospital this week where he has been since Monday and not yet discharged," McCray said. "The Reliable Source went on to say the doctors have give Bishop Long up and (sic) their is nothing they can do, but try to make him comfortable. Although, Bishop Long is not willing to accept that he is ill and quoting the scripture that life and death lies in the power of the tongue."
Publication date: September 6, 2016
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.