Bishop Paul S. Morton, founder of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship and the ordaining Bishop of Eddie Long as a bishop, has openly rebuked him for remaining completely silent in the settlement involving four young men from his church,.
Bishop Morton says in a Youtube video that Bishop Eddie Long has yet to acknowledge, issue an apology or admit innocence or guilt to the church community, and has stopped returning phone calls from Bishop Morton. He goes on to say: “Tell me something … those that have stood with you. Tell us something. Tell your church something. We all make mistakes and come short of the glory of God, but tell us something … I know there’s a gag order, but you can apologize.”
Morton rebuked Long and said the embattled pastor must repent if he wants forgiveness, based on the authority of scripture (Luke 17: 3-4).