New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will be a more healthy institution without Rev. Eddie Long. He’s clearly a self-aggrandizing egomaniac who abuses his power to gain financial and sexual pleasure.
We hope that every person who saw, suspected or suffered his crimes and misdeeds will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police, expose wrongdoing, protect kids and start healing.
Here at TEAM we have carefully considered and discussed the matter of your request that we make a payment to you as a means to bring to a closure your ongoing dissent with TEAM because of the wrongful actions of Phil Fondaw. Along with you, we truly abhor the evil that was done by Phil in Japan and grieve for those children â¦who were abused by himâincluding your son. At the end of our deliberations, however, we have decided to not make a payment to you. We really believe that TEAM is not the party that wronged you and the other victims of Phil, rather it is Phil himself whom you need to address.
TEAM Director of Operations"
I sought everywhere for someone to hold them accountable. Pastors refused to respond to my appeals. There were professional standards of conduct, and no agencies, licensing or accreditation bureaus with jurisdiction. In short, I had nowhere to go. This is the problem with the church — they have less accountability than almost any secular organization.