“The ceremony was not my suggestion, nor was it my intent, to participate in any ritual that is offensive in any manner to the Jewish community,” Long wrote in a letter sent Saturday to Bill Nigut, Southeast Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
This following the viral video of the January 29th service at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. In the video Rabbi Harold Messer wrapped Long in a scroll before having four assistants carry him around like a king.
In his letter to the Anti-Defamation League, Long “[denounced] any action that depicts me as a king, for I am merely just a servant of the Lord.”
Read the original article at the AJC website.