Bishop to respond to claims, fourth victim surfaces

September 25, 2010 9:13:59 PM PDT
iA fourth man has come forward with claims he was abused by Bishop Eddie Long, the Georgia mega-church pastor in the middle of a sex scandal.Long, who has been outspoken against gay rights, says he is anxious to defend himself when he takes to the pulpit Sunday morning.

Long made headlines earlier the week after three young male members of his church came forward and filed a lawsuit claiming that the prominent pastor coerced them into performing sexual acts in exchange for lavish trips and gifts.

The fourth alleged victim filed a lawsuit on Friday saying Long forced him into a sex during a 2005 trip to Africa.