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    Bishop Eddie Long responded to allegations against him this morning.  Sort of.

    Long has been accused in four lawsuits of coercing young males into sexual relations.

    The Bishop showed up at what had been billed as a press conference — to tell a multitude of reporters that he would fight the allegations but that his lawyer would not let him publicly address the charges.

    Long provided a litany of good works done by his church — but nothing about the subject at hand.  If your lawyer tells you to say nothing to the press — we don’t recommend holding a press conference to announce it.

    Earlier in the morning — the Bishop went a little further during a sermon at his New Birth Church. 

     “I feel like David against Goliath, but I’ve got five rocks and I haven’t thrown one yet, ” he told a cheering crowd.

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

     “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 twice returned to the “not a perfect man” theme — which didn’t work well in the classic video below of former Congressman Gary Condit being interviewed by Connie Chung about his relationship with an intern who went missing and later turned up dead.