Bishop accused of abuse gives brief interview

ATLANTA (AP) - Bishop Eddie Long, a megachurch pastor accused by four young men of sexual misconduct, has given his first television interview since the accusations surfaced.

But Long did not address the allegations. Long appeared at a prayer breakfast yesterday at a downtown Atlanta hotel and spoke to a WSB-TV reporter after his representatives said he would not answer questions about the legal issues.

All four of the lawsuits against the bishop and his church are still pending. A judge ordered both sides to agree on a mediator by the end of this month.

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