How to Respond: Should Bishop Long Step Down?

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Accusations of sexual abuse against megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long have sparked debate both in and outside of the Christian community.

Sunday, Long spoke out against the charges he's facing, but didn't outright deny the claims, which has led to skepticism.

Still, many of Long's congregants stand behind him. Atlanta-area ministers also joined over the weekend to pray for him and the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

Some wonder whether this is a time for Long to step down from his ministry. There's also the question of accountability in the church and how Christians should respond to accusations and opposition.

For more insight, CBN News spoke with Mark Stafford, senior pastor of Light of Life Christian Center in Virginia Beach, Va.  Click play for his comments.

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