Juanita Bynum is an American Pentecostal televangelist, author, actress and gospel singer. She also likes to be referred to as a Prophetess. You would think with such titles she would accepting of all God’s creatures, but that’s not the case. In the video in question, Juanita goes on a rant about women in the church. Here are a few quotes:
The women of God in this hour doesn’t want to put on clothes and I don’t know why. What is it? Because we have enough money to buy titties?!”
Women in church can easily call deacon into the corner, lift up her dress, and let him “hit it” right then and there”
We’re are the Christians and we lookin’ like hoes”
I’m here clutching my crucifix!
She is up in arms ya’ll! She goes on about how she doesn’t understand women who can lead worship wearing inappropriate strappy shoes.
“I can’t even get to the concept of somebody preaching and leading praise and worship with no stocking on. With thongy, stringy shoes on with your legs all greased up. What kind of message are you are trying to send us? Because to me, that look like somebody that got a hoe spirit”
Watch a clip of the video here:
Is she against body lotion? Don’t grease up your legs, ladies! Come as you are, ashy and all. So no more strappy shoes. Slip on your penny loafers!
In truth, this rant speaks to a broader issue within the African American community and the church. Some may say that the church is not a place of healing, but a place of judgement. We’re not above dress codes, but in the absurd scenario Juanita proposes, where is the admonishment for the Deacons who might willingly engage in sexual activity with these women?
Get comfy and grab yourself a drink (maybe even some liquor) because the full video is about an hour long. While you’re there be sure to read the comments from folks co-signing on the rant. God be with you.
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