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The Bishop Eddie Long drama train rolls on. In a matter of  72 hours, Bishop Eddie Long’s wife, Vanessa, has filed for divorce, withdrawn her petition–and now, Bishop Eddie Long has decided to take some time off from New Birth Missionary Baptist.

Long said the situation is “not because of allegations” of sexual relationships last year and instead blamed the pressures of being a pastor’s wife.

“It’s been very difficult to her, some of the things that she’s had to endure,” he said.

The church issued a statement emphasizing that Long is not stepping down, and “will continue to be the senior pastor of New Birth.”

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Eddie Long Wife Says’s She Out