And now you see why the NAACP’s Ben Jealous has an uphill battle to address homophobia in the socially conservative black church. Note “Bishop” Eddie Long didn’t say he was innocent of the charges against him. He pompously said he’s fighting as David against Goliath

“I’ve been accused, I’m under attack. I want you to know, as I said earlier, that I am not a perfect man,” he said. “But this thing, I’m going to fight.”

Long added that he’s “not the man that has been portrayed on the television. That’s not me.”

“And I want you to know one other thing,” he told the cheering crowd Sunday morning. “I feel like David against Goliath, but I’ve got five rocks and I haven’t thrown one yet.”

He then turned on his heel and walked away from the pulpit, ending a 20-minute address that was peppered with references to Scripture and often interrupted by loud standing ovations from worshippers.

Take a read of “Why black church culture rejects homosexuality” by Shayne Lee over at CNN. I’ll have more to say later.