Is Juanita Bynum Really an Advocate for Domestic Violence Victims or is She Trying to Advance Her Career?
This seems to be a never-ending story. Once again, Prophetess Juanita Bynum is back in the limelight. Recently, she appeared on Divorce Court to once again talk about domestic violence. If memory serves me correctly, she promised God and her congregation that she would no longer talk about it in the media. Bishop Weeks was convicted of aggravated assault against his wife, Prophetess Juanita Bynum. Bishop Weeks received 3 years probation. He must do community service outside of church. He must undergo treatment for his anger. Clearly, Bishop Weeks needs some counseling. Is that justice? Some disagree. Some agree. One thing is certain; God is the only one who can judge any of us. The Bible says that we reap what we sow.
Prophetess Bynum and Bishop Weeks were married in a private ceremony in July 2002. They then had an elaborate, million-dollar ceremony that was televised in October 2003. Juanita Bynum became a role model for many single women after talking candidly about the struggle of being single in her book and sermon, “No More Sheets”. Many Christians rejoiced when Juanita Bynum got married. It made many women hopeful that if they waited on God, they too would be blessed with a wonderful man of God.
Prophetess Bynum has said, “that the public overly romanticized their marriage”. That is an interesting concept considering that what the public thought about their marriage came from the image they portrayed. She went on to say that she has been living a lie for all these years. During the marriage, Prophetess Bynum spent a lot of time talking about how to keep a happy marriage. She told women no matter what kind of husband you have, marriage is a covenant. The two even wrote a book entitled. “Teach Me to Love You”. Prophetess Bynum has filed for divorce from Bishop Weeks.
Bishop Weeks and Prophetess Bynum had both been married and divorced before. Prophetess Bynum’s first marriage is said to have been an abusive one. Has she received counseling herself? Has she dealt with the issues that cause her to be attracted to abusive men? Nevertheless, she is the new self-proclaimed advocate for victims of domestic violence. Since the incident, Prophetess Bynum has become friends with Oprah (America’s spiritual leader if you will). She has also signed on to campaign for Barack Obama. Yet, there has been little talk about Prophetess Bynum going to shelters and ministering to women.
Please do not get side tracked by the Bynum Corporation. The fact still remains that women are abused in and out of the church. There are still men that believe their wife is their property, not a help meet the way God designed. Let us continue to discuss and educate the saints about the real issue, domestic violence. If you or someone you know is being abused or is an abuser, get help.