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Thursday, September 23, 2010
The lawsuits claim that the relationships began when each of the men were 17. The legal age of consent in Georgia is 16, so there have been no criminal charges.
The men, who are filing separate law suits, say that Long took them under his wing and spent lavish amounts of money on them, including trips around the world. Former megachurch leader and ex-gay Ted Haggard, whose life was turned upside down by allegations that he hired a male sex worker, told AOL News, "Nobody's guilty until the court says he's guilty."
When asked about the story, Pope Benedict XVI is reported to have said, "Thank God it's not one of ours this time. Our insurance premiums are through the roof."
This video comes via the Associated Press.