CNN’s Don Lemon does courageous reporting on male sexual abuse

It is so rare to see sexual assault handled with respect in the mainstream media, and even rarer still to see it handled at all when it comes to male victims. Check out this rare and powerful example of reporting at its best–CNN’s Don Lemon interviews three current member and one former member of Bishop Eddie Long’s very successful New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Bishop Long is defending himself against three lawsuits brought by young men who allege that he abused them. Lemon cuts through the hype surrounding these charges and, around minute 5, talks bravely about his own experience with sexual assault. It’s really quite something:

Thanks to Nancy for the heads up.

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Pastor Eddie Long accused of rape by two men.

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