Prophetess Juanita Bynum never claimed to be perfect, and the Christian leader recently admitted that an attraction to women was among her many struggles.
“I’ve done it all. I did the drugs. I’ve been with men. I’ve been with women,” Juanita told V-103 radio station.
“It’s not a line. It’s my life,” said the No More Sheets author.
Juanita encouraged listeners by sharing that she wasn’t able to break free from her habits until she learned to own her actions.
“I took full responsibility in every area because every choice that I made, nobody put a gun to my head. These were my choices and I made these choices due to a lack of wisdom,” she said.
Because she’s had those experiences and made those mistakes, Juanita said she’s better equipped to help lost souls who seek her counsel.
“I’m not embarrassed about my conversions, and that’s why I’m not insecure about being around people who have issues and struggles,” she said.
Juanita, whose marital problems were made public in 2007 when her husband physically assaulted her in public, is now divorced. She didn’t elaborate on whether her sexual relationships with women were trysts or full-fledged relationships, but she believes she was depending on physical satisfaction to fill a void in her life, and that led to more problems.
“That abuse that I suffered was because I attracted after my own kind. That abuse was always 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,” she said.
“When purpose has a place to fill that hole, you can have sex with 50,000 people, you can do drugs ‘til the cows come home. 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, and until you accept that, you’re going to walk around with the living dead.”
—Tracy L. Scott
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