Pentecostal televangelist Juanita Bynum recently shocked the public when she admitted to having had sexual relations with women.
"I've been there and I've done it all. I did the drugs, I've been with men, I've been with women. All of it," she said July 13 on the "Frank & Wanda in the Morning" radio program.
Host Frank Ski immediately responded with: "Are you serious?"
The unexpected confession was made as the self-professed prophetess was on the Atlanta-based station to discuss her "Get Your Life Back" theater production. The stage play – starring Bynum, Anthony Dalton and Miss Venetia "Princess" Lewis – tackles true life issues, shame and guilt, according to a description of the show.
Bynum was asked by Ski to speak on the power of purpose and how to bounce back from struggles or trauma.
She responded, "I've been there ... but I think the minute I allowed somebody to help me to take full responsibility for my life and not doing the blame game to say 'oh, this is their fault;' I took full responsibility in every area because every choice that I made, nobody put a gun to my head. I made those choices due to a lack of wisdom."
Continuing, she stated, "I'm not insecure about being around people who have issues and struggles because I've been there and I've done it all."
That's when she disclosed her past sexual relations with women.
Following Ski's "are you serious" question, she answered, "Every bit of it."
"It's my life."
"That abuse I suffered was because I attracted after my own kind," Bynum added. "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.
"You can have sex with 50,000 people, you can do drugs until 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 the living dead."
Following the brief interview, a listener, Lisa Lewis, tweeted, "@SandraRose Did you hear @DrBynum (Juanita Bynum) admitt to having sex with women on @V103Atlanta? Another closet confession. I am shocked."
A couple of days later, Bynum also made several follow-up comments on her Twitter account.
"If my life's testamony offends you then good ..now you can go serve christ for real because he will Never dissappoint you ever!!!" she tweeted on July 15.
"Testamony is what you get after something has been put to death!.Maybe that's why we don't see a lot of them. You got to kill it to tell it!"
The 53-year-old also posted:
"And they OVER CAME him(SATAN) by the blood of the lamb and by their TESTAMONIES!!! When we expose the enemy we OVER THROW HIM FOR GOOD!!"
"You don't get anointed because God likes you ..you get anointed when he breaks junk out of your life!"
"A Life of Transparency causes people to see christ in you and thru you!!!"
Bynum was married twice and was the victim of domestic abuse in both marriages. Her latest divorce occurred in 2008 after Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III pleaded guilty to assaulting Bynum in a hotel parking lot.