25
Sep
10

sweat like the tears of jesus falling from his brow

pastor long’s prep school, a pool to draw from to assuage temptation

The academy trains about 100 students during a four-month session for $500 a person. Long and his board of advisers, which includes NFL star Ray Lewis, created a daunting regimen.

Long, himself a stocky and muscular man, demands the students run 2 miles in less than 15 minutes and bench press and squat their weight. They even have to write a report on the documentary “Super Size Me,” which chronicles a man who eats only fast food during every meal for a month.

Long — whose church’s finances have been investigated by Congress — wants the students to keep a sharp fiscal mind, too. They have to calculate interest rates on investments and work a job for at least three months.

Long also focuses on relationships, with students making a vow of sexual purity. The young men carry a “SEX Self-Check Card” in their wallets listing their vision for life, a favorite scripture and “3 things you could be doing instead of having sex.”

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