Saturday, November 27, 2010
Well, here we go again. Bishop Boyd has been accused of forcing sexual favors from a young man in his church.
The claims in the lawsuit in Hinds County Circuit are similar to allegations leveled against Atlanta mega-church pastor Bishop Eddie Long by four young men.The man involved, claimed to had sex at church and later in hotels. The Boyds have not responded yet. so, there's more to come.
The local lawsuit was filed against Kevin Joseph Boyd Sr., senior pastor of The Apostolic Church, 1735 Shady Lane Drive, late last month. Boyd also operates a church in New Orleans.
"Defendant Boyd has a pattern and practice of singling out a select group of young male church members and using his authority as bishop over them to ultimately bring them to a point of engaging in a sexual relationship," according to the lawsuit.
Boyd hasn't responded to calls left at the Jackson church and at his New Orleans home for comments about the lawsuit.
Boyd and wife Karla are listed in court papers as having been served with the lawsuit, which represents one side of a legal argument, on Nov. 8. They have 30 days to respond. No attorney is listed yet for Boyd in court documents.