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Alleged Wife-Thumping Bishop Surrenders

8/24/2007 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Atlanta bishop who allegedly gave his wife, fiery evangelist Juanita Bynum, an almighty beatdown in a hotel parking lot has turned himself into cops. Good heavens!

Thomas W. Weeks was formally charged with felony aggravated assault and "making terrorist threats," according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, but made no comment on his way into Fulton County Jail. A hearing is scheduled for 11:00 AM at the jail.

According to the police report, Bynum said that Weeks "choked her, pushed her down, kicked and stomped her," and "continued stomping" her into the ground. He also threatened to kill his estranged wife.

Bynum posted a comment on her MySpace page: "I am currently recovering from all of my injuries and resting well ... this too shall pass."

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31.

buzzer    

Wait now. Vick just lied. But the pastor's, omg. This heat can make you snap after you walk from an air conditioned building into 100 degree heat. Especially with someone nagging behind you. (Forgive me)

2429 days ago
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demarc    

I don't think its cultural i think thats a mess up thing to say. and i also dissagree with the comment about the preachers being about money because i am a preacher and nothing like that . Now for my comment. One thing i will say is God doesn't like for anyone to think of themselves more highly than they should. I remember Juanita when she was nothing not even with T.D Jakes and I must say the woman has gotten so arogant that it's pittyful. and when we get to high and think we are wonderful and greater than got he has a way of bringing us to humbleness that is what i think happened she is an embarassment to the faith and her spiritual mother would not approve of here behavior and i know God doesn't . And the Bishop needs to have more self control because to beat a woman is a degrading thing for a man to do let a lone a man of God

2429 days ago
33.

double standards    

dewayne - you must beat your significant others as well and use these types of excuses for making it right. You have no idea how ignorant you not only sound, but are. There are no excuses are reasons that amount up to being right if one is abused by another human being. Whatever she has done in "church" will be judged not by the public, but the judging that really matters - the heavenly court. Get it together dewayne - someone some day may hit your daughter - and let's see if their excuses add up to a hill a beans for you. Idiot.

2429 days ago
34.

I saw it earlier    

You can not change him through prayer. He has to want to change with the help of prayer and the same for Bynum. She knew about his behavior before she married him. Prayer didn't work did it?

2429 days ago
35.

Maldub    

TRUST NO MAN BUT GOD. He's just a man. We ALL fall short. But what a hard fall!!! Satan sure is busy.

2429 days ago
36.

vic    

as the WORD says, " a dog will return to its own vomit"...

2429 days ago
37.

John    

Here we go.... Rev. Al and the NAACP will step up and say its only in the media because they are black, people of power, and blah, blah, blah.............. the white man is trying to bring them down, blah, blah, blah...........

Somebody had better call Madea.

2429 days ago
38.

CHEREESE    

This goes to show you no one is exempt from abuse. I heard she was estranged from this "COWARD", hmmm...I wonder why? I think she found out he was a woman beater at the house (BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ) of course.

2429 days ago
39.

Maple leaf forever    

Why does TMZ keep taking down posts?

Seemingly benign posts are being removed

What happened to free speach?

If you don't decist I'll be calling the Crown!

2429 days ago
40.

maria    

Uhm... why is this filed under Paris Hilton?

2429 days ago
41.

Maple leaf forever    

lol #43, moonlit. I think the staff at TMZ is really slipping. All
that '420' has made them less-than-sharp...

2429 days ago
42.

Maple leaf forever    

LaShanique: It's called decency and standards. Mexico doesn't have any, that's why they permit fighting.

This is North America, where yes, even animals have rights!

2429 days ago
43.

caveman    

i bet she listens next time

2429 days ago
44.

Tired of the Foolishness....    

I am not surpised at this incident. I am surprised by the thousands of people who have been taken in by the antics of both of these people. They both have a lot of 'splaining' to do.

How is it that you can traverse the country with books, tapes, dvd's and seminars entitled "Teach Me How To Love" and end up in a physical confrontation in a parking lot?

This incident is just the tip of the iceberg. What else are you both hiding that caused God to expose you like this?

A few questions come to mind... What was the Bishop doing at the hotel at 4:00a.m. in the morning? What was the Prophetess doing at the Hotel at 4:00a.m. in the morning? Who rolled up on who? Why was this fight in the parking lot? Didn't one of you have a room? Why weren't you at home? The story said that Bishop Weeks and Prophetess Bynum-Weeks were 'estranged'. Really? What does that mean? Did it ever occur to either of you that it is hypocritical to galavant all around the country using your marriage as a model of Christian relationships when you were in fact 'estranged'. Perhaps you should have cancelled your seminars., book tours, and other 'engagements; and spent some time actually working on the relaionship that you both love to exploit so well.

I pray that God will open the eyes of the Bishop and Prophetess so that they can see what they really need to do to learn how to love each other. Pride goeths before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Wake up people!

2429 days ago
45.

Tired of the Foolishness....    

I am not surpised at this incident. I am surprised by the thousands of people who have been taken in by the antics of both of these people. They both have a lot of 'splaining' to do.

How is it that you can traverse the country with books, tapes, dvd's and seminars entitled "Teach Me How To Love" and end up in a physical confrontation in a parking lot?

This incident is just the tip of the iceberg. What else are you both hiding that caused God to expose you like this?

A few questions come to mind... What was the Bishop doing at the hotel at 4:00a.m. in the morning? What was the Prophetess doing at the Hotel at 4:00a.m. in the morning? Who rolled up on who? Why was this fight in the parking lot? Didn't one of you have a room? Why weren't you at home? The story said that Bishop Weeks and Prophetess Bynum-Weeks were 'estranged'. Really? What does that mean? Did it ever occur to either of you that it is hypocritical to galavant all around the country using your marriage as a model of Christian relationships when you were in fact 'estranged'. Perhaps you should have cancelled your seminars., book tours, and other 'engagements; and spent some time actually working on the relaionship that you both love to exploit so well.

I pray that God will open the eyes of the Bishop and Prophetess so that they can see what they really need to do to learn how to love each other. Pride goeths before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Wake up people!

2429 days ago
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