The other day I mentioned the absurd and despicably self-important ‘ceremony’ in which ‘King Bishop Eddie Long’ was ‘crowned’. The heretic’s behavior hasn’t pleased the Jewish community, as the AP reports.
Jewish leaders are criticizing a ceremony that involved a controversial megachurch leader being wrapped in a religious scroll and exalted as a “king” to the applause of his parishioners. The video from a service last Sunday at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church shows Rabbi Ralph Messer, a Messianic preacher, instructing two men to slowly wrap Bishop Eddie Long in a large scroll that’s purported to be the Torah.
Disgusting. Just disgusting.
The Torah is one of Judaism’s most sacred objects and Jewish groups said the notion that it was used in a ceremony at the church was offensive. “The notion that he wraps Bishop Long in a Torah is horrifying simply because it’s completely inappropriate. It’s an awful way to use the Torah,” said Bill Nigut of the Anti-Defamation League. “And it doesn’t in any way approximate any Jewish ritual.”
It doesn’t approximate any Christian ritual either. But that’s to be expected since Long isn’t a Christian and his cult isn’t a Church.
- ‘King Bishop’ Eddie Long is Nuts (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- New Birth ceremony with Torah disrespectful, Jewish leaders say (ajc.com)
- Jewish leaders offended by Ga. preacher’s ceremony (mysanantonio.com)