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** FILE * Bishop Eddie Long of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., gestures during an interview in 2007. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, two men filed a lawsuit accusing Bishop Long of exploiting his role as pastor of the Atlanta-area megachurch to coerce them into sexual relationships when they were members of his congregation. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe, File)
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** FILE * Bishop Eddie Long of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., gestures during an interview in 2007. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, two men filed a lawsuit accusing Bishop Long of exploiting his role as pastor of the Atlanta-area megachurch to coerce them into sexual relationships when they were members of his congregation. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe, File)

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