(EEW Magazine News)--When Juanita Bynum burst onto the scene with her now classic sermon, No More Sheets at a T.D. Jakes' Woman Thou Art Loosed conference in the early nineties, she instantly went from anonymity to notoriety. Never one to be shy about her sordid sexual past, Bynum has revealed former dalliances with women.
In a July 13th interview with the “Frank & Wanda in the Morning” radio show, which is just now beginning to make headlines, Bynum admitted to promiscuity with men and women, as well as drug abuse.
“I’ve done the drugs, you know, I’ve been with men, I’ve been with women,” she candidly confessed, then proceeded to speak about the abuse she sustained at the hands of ex-husband Thomas Weeks III in 2007. “That abuse that I suffered was because I attracted after my own kind. That abuse was already sitting in me. I had already abused myself mentally and emotionally for years, trying to fill a void that only the power of purpose can fill.”
Bynum’s explosive revelation about her same-sex relations, comes at a time she is promoting a stage play in which she has a starring role called, “Get Your Life Back.” The theater production which also features Anthony Dalton and Miss Venetia “Princess” Lewis is described as a story that tackles true life issues, shame and guilt.
“Coming out” about past homosexual love affairs is already starting to garner major attention for Bynum, just as it did for R&B star Frank Ocean, who admitted that his first love was a man. After the 24-year-old’s stunning revelation made him an instant trending topic online, his Channel Orange album sold 131,000 digital copies in its first week, making an impressive #2 Billboard debut.
Though Prophetess Bynum likely was not expecting to attract negative attention after sharing her personal testimony on the local Atlanta radio station, her confession has made her fodder for comedians, and the subject of ridicule in some circles.
“You can have sex with 50,000 people. You can do drugs ‘til the cows come home,” said Bynum. “But the void that you’re trying to fill is a void that’s been put there by the creator and it’s called purpose and destiny.”
Listen to Juanita Bynum confess to sexual relationships with women below.
As Believers, we know we are not bound by the mistakes of our past, no matter what they are. Our faith falls in line with Isaiah 1:18 where God said, "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
EEW's M.O. Washington and J. Hayes contributed to this report.