Thursday, August 23, 2007
Juanita Bynum beaten by her husband
This is a sad, sad story
Police said Juanita
Bynum, a televangelist who has won a national following with sermons
about women's empowerment, was assaulted by her preacher husband in the
parking lot of an Atlanta hotel early Wednesday.
Bynum and her
estranged husband, Thomas W. Weeks III, the founder of Global Destiny
churches, met at Renaissance Concourse Hotel near Atlanta's airport to
try to reconcile, police said.
About 4 a.m., they fought in the parking lot until a hotel bellman pulled Weeks off, Officer Ronald Campbell said.
"She was bruised up and battered," Campbell said. "She had purple bruising around her neck and upper torso."
Juanita Bynum has been a strong advocate of women's empowerment within Christianity and the black church. Her marriage to Weeks in 2002 was even televised.
I hope she gets this situation straightened out, and Weeks is put in jail, where he belongs.