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Evangelist Juanita Bynum is Exploiting her Marital Problems for Personal Gain and Publicity says Rev. Peterson

Contact: Ermias Alemayehu, BOND, 323-782-1980, 213-804-1872


LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- Evangelist Juanita Bynum is coming under fire for her public conduct after her domestic abuse incident, where she alleges that her estranged husband, Bishop Thomas Weeks III attacked her. Bynum has since filed for divorce. She's also gone public about the incident calling herself "the new face of domestic violence." Outspoken conservative minister and radio talk show host, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is asking: how can Juanita Bynum be the poster child for domestic abuse before we know the truth about her role in this altercation?


"Domestic violence is wrong whether the victim is a woman or man," said Rev. Peterson. "Juanita Bynum, however, is not called by God and she's hardly the 'new face of domestic abuse.' It's impossible for a God-fearing woman to exploit her marital problems for personal gain and publicity. There are two sides to every story and like too many domestic abuse cases the husband is being tried and convicted based on a one-sided account."


Bynum, 48, is a national televangelist whose loud and aggressive style has become increasingly popular among black female churchgoers. At her press conference this week, Bynum stated, "My focus is not the marriage. My focus is me repositioning myself mentally to accomplish a new purpose [domestic violence cause] that God has given me."


"Juanita Bynum's comments and actions prove that she's an angry, out-of-control woman. God wouldn't have her discard her marriage in order to promote the domestic abuse issue or any other phony cause," Rev. Peterson said.


Bynum reportedly attended a fundraising event for Barack Obama this past Saturday where she planned to talk with Obama about national domestic violence concerns. Oprah Winfrey was hosting the event.


Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is the host of "The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show." The program airs M-F, 3-5 p.m. PST / 6-8 p.m. EST. Rev. Peterson is also Founder and President of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny), a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is "Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man." For more information, visit www.bondinfo.org