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Let me sum and update it up for you:
1. Jaunita Bynum wants to teach you how to “change your life”
2. It will cost you $1000 (that’s only for registration)
3. You’d better like it because there are no refunds
4. This is who she’s currently got under her spell.
5. A fool and his money are soon parted.
A three part GCM Watch Special Report
Just by reading Superintendent Larry Weem’s airbrushed website, you’d never know three years ago, he was minutes away from going on trial for the sexual assault and abuse of five women under his employ at the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Saints Academy in Lexington, Mississippi. Some graduates of the school have said it to be a breeding ground of sexual misconduct and includes among its alumni false prophetess Jaunita Bynum. Still, according to Christianity Today, COGIC pumps $1.4 million into the school annually.
All of the attacks on the women occurred while Weems (pictured left) was in his official capacity as head of the school. Weems also served as pastor of Davis Temple in COGIC’s Mississippi Southern First jurisdiction. In addition, he was the jurisdictions head secretary. Weems also worked as a national trustee overseeing some 400 acres of property and equipment owned by the “national church” in Mississippi.
Then in a stunning reversal of events, Weems offered to pay off all the plaintiffs and ended what would have certainly been a public airing of his sordid sexual attacks against the women. And jail time.
Media interviews of the women reveal that Weems was a sexual predator with few restrictions. He believed the women under his employ were objects meant to indulge his sexual needs at whim.
Algenia Randle is one of five women who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Weems, her former boss. Randle complained that the pastor sexually assaulted her at St. Academy in Holmes County. The wrongful termination case was settled out of court.
“It has been a long time. We are just glad it is over and are pleased with the outcome. We’re glad that
it’s over. That’s the main thing,” said Randle. Another woman said it’s not over. A Texas woman who decided not to sue described an incident during a church trip.
“When I woke up, Larry Weems was on top of me grinding himself through my clothes and I told him
to get up and get off of me,” said the woman.
Another woman who sued the church wants him held accountable publicly.
“He needs to be registered as a sex offender so people need to know what he is and what he is about,”
said Earnestine Deering who filed a lawsuit. The women claimed they first tried to settle the case with church leaders but did not get far.
“My response was to be fired after they lied and said it would help us and said they would protect us. All we got was fired,” said the woman.
Weems, a married man with 3 adult children, even attacked one woman on the job. Described by her lawyer as a traumatic experience for her client, the woman said: “[Weems] would start out with a conversation and end up with his hands on me in this closet, and pulling my breasts out and spitting on them.”
The attacks came to light in April 2006 during the late G.E. Patterson’s administration. But like all the sexual crimes cases committed by COGIC clergy, not one individual in leadership would even so much as apologize to victims. Victims can expect nothing but cold, arrogant silence from COGIC bishops even when the perpetrator has been found guilty. That’s the culture of cover up and concealment which has allowed the Church of God in Christ to effectively keep its members from discovering the stunning sexual crimes committed by men posing as church leaders. Secret payoffs, which in most cases contain gag restrictions have allowed the church to keep the “dots” separated.
Wolves covering for wolves?
Weems was certainly guilty and knew that going into the trial. Its not clear whether it was his personal lawyer or COGIC lawyers who convinced him at the last minute to take a dive, pay off the women and avoid the trial, but he did.
In the corporate world such crimes would rapidly transition the most promising of careers. But COGIC seems to operate under a different philosophy. Or at least made Larry Weems an exception to its rules.
As mentioned, Weems held a number of national and state positions as well as the local pastorate of a church which doubles as the jurisdictional headquarters. But instead of being disciplined for his egregious actions, Weems still operates as a church pastor and jurisdictional secretary.
The latter is especially troubling. COGIC jurisdictional secretaries have access to personal information on all pastors and members of their respective ecclesiastical territories. Having Weems operate in this position given his crimes presents two severely problematic scenarios. If there are other sexual predators in Mississipi, Weems authority allows him the ability to shield them. His own latent dishonesty certainly brings that into question. Secondly, with Weems in such a position, would he use personal information against others who may be committing sexual immorality?
The hush money trail
Is the church using hard-earned church money, given to them by church elders, women who pay to carry the COGIC name to pay off sex abuse victims in exchange for silence?
In the Weems case, a report by WAPT ABC in Jackson said the victims were prohibited from saying who paid the money to them.
Upon hearing details of the Weems case, one COGIC pastor who asked not to be named, told GCM Watch “if COGIC used national church funds to settle Weem’s sexual abuse case without discipline, I’ll never pay another church report again!” The pastor said that if the national church is using the money paid to them by honest, faithful credential holders, it should be subject to full investigative disclosure.
Although current Presiding Bishop Charles Blake stated in 2007 he would make it a priority to “take positive steps to seriously investigate every case of alleged sexual abuse by the clergy”, he quickly –and without explanation– retracted the statement. It was even scrubbed from COGIC’s official site.
Blake’s removal of his promise may be why so many victims report COGIC leaders refuse to even acknowledge sexual attacks against them. That’s what the women said happened when they reported Weems.
The women claimed they first tried to settle the case with church leaders but did not get far.
“My response was to be fired after they lied and said it would help us and said they would protect us.
All we got was fired,” said the woman.
At least two of the five alleged victims said they have had a hard time finding work. As for Weems, the case was settled and he is still the pastor at Davis Temple and the superintendent of the school. Weems refused to comment on the case. WAPT tried to contact Weems’ bosses, the local superintendent and the bishop of the Church of God in Christ in Memphis, but none of the calls was returned. The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount and the victims could not say if the church or the pastor paid them.
In addition to having his sex crimes bills paid, Weems still holds the same positions of authority he had before his crimes. Other than removing him as head of the school, COGIC has given no indication Weems faced any church discipline [read what should happen when COGIC pastors commit sexual malfeasance] for his actions.
In part 2 of this special report, GCM Watch will look at money and the main characters in COGIC culture of cover-up with clergy sexual crimes.
Appendix: Known COGIC clergy sexual crimes
HIV positive pastor arrested for sexual abuse Jan 2009 (KY)
Pastor arrested for sexual abuse of 4 boys Jan 2009 (MD)
Pastor settles out of court for Saints Academy sexual assaults April 2006 (MS)
Music minister convicted of molestation of 5 boys Dec 2007 (NC)
Pastor arrested for fondling teen Dec 2007 (OH)
Pastor murdered, new details surface Aug 2008 (AR)
Pastor arrested for sex with teen student April 2008 (MA)
Pastor molests troubled teen May 2008 (TX)
Bishop convicted of multiple child molestations Feb 2008 (GA)
Woman sues COGIC; alleges childhood sexual abuse by pastor June 2007 (WA)
Former member reports sexual abuse to COGIC legal department Sept 2008 (GA)
COGIC entertainer a convicted pedophile Feb 2007 (MI)
Youth leader charged with molestation of 13 year old girl (MO)
COGIC sued for $10 million over sexual abuse of teen Nov 2003 (OR)
Prominent pastor sued for sexual abuse Feb 2007 (TX)
Pastor arrested for indecency with male minor July 2005 (NV)
Pastor indicted for impregnating 13 year old girl Nov 2007 (TX)
Asst Pastor sentenced for molesting 13 year old boy Mar 2006 (IL)
Deacon charged with lewd public act May 2008 (WI)
Youth minister arrested for sexual assault of teen Nov 2002 (CO)
Pastor convicted of rape of 19 yr old member Aug 1992 (IA)
Clarence Garrison (employee of Bethel COGIC) convicted of indecent liberties with a child (KS)
Pastor Rueben Thompson arrested for 5 counts of incest 2007 (FL)
Pastor Issac Goodwater indicted on two counts of “coersion” of girls 2003 (CT)
Bishop JD Husband admitted guilt for sexually molesting underage boys and youth 1991 (GA, TN)
Supt Leon Dupree convicted of assault and rape 1988 (NY)
Apparently, the false teachers at the UPPC (aka Vision Church) didn’t want anyone else seeing the video of false prophetess Jaunita Bynum (and her little dog Toto too) at their homosexual ordination service so they yanked the video off of Youtube. See the original story here.
Thankfully, a GCM Watch reader captured it before they tried to destroy the evidence. We are looking at several reposting options. Until then, if you want to see it email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to send it to you.
Its hard to imagine why they wouldn’t want anyone to see Bynum at their church. After all she was gushing with praise for them. Or perhaps word got back to Bynum herself and she ordered them to take it down. No one really knows.
The video was posted by A E Ministries run by Candace Hardnett, one of the lesbian clerics ordained by the UPPC. Other videos of Daryl Coley and Lecresia Campbell serenading the church’s pastor remain posted, for now.
Due to the more than average number of requests to see the Juanita Bynum/gay church video, you can now see the video here.
False prophetess Juanita Bynum has sniffed out a lucrative new money field. The gay church.
First, let’s recap the trail of this false teacher.
After years of spiritually raping and pillaging women (and their purses) across the country with her vile doctrines and false platitudes of “no more sheets”, Bynum’s junket fell apart when she alleged her husband physically attacked her in the parking lot of an Atlanta hotel. God exposed the both of them to world as opportunistic money whores. Another seriously devastating byproduct of Bynum’s false teachings was a trail of emasculated men.
Notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, who calleth herself a prophetess,to teach and to seduce My servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. Rev 2:20
A bizarre publicity battle erupted between her and Thomas Weeks resulting in massive losses in money for Bynum who had previously commanded top dollar for her appearances disguised as “prayer meetings.” In yet another bizarre scheme to reinvent herself before people could recover from the shock of her lies, Bynum held an $200-a-head birthday party in Atlanta where she wore a dress with dead relatives on it while renaming herself Juanita Bynum, II. Later, Bynum dropped the prophetess scam and re-emerged as a “actress” and “empowerment lecturer”.
Now, the saga continues. The lying false prophetess has found a home among other liars.
In the video, she praises the homosexual church for…you guessed it…giving her money and paying her bills. For the right price, Bynum has proven she will cavort with the devil himself.
The price for receiving a false prophet is a curse from God
Don’t think this is just about Bynum manipulating yet another crowd of blinded people. The gay church (ironically named “Vision Church”) which has welcomed Bynum and her bag of religious lies has also received a curse from God for their rejection of the truth.
Ahab, Isreal’s wicked leader with an effeminate nature demanded that God’s true prophet lie like the 400 false prophets who all told him the Lord was with him and he would be victorious (vss 6-18)
And Micaiah said, “Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right hand and on His left.
And the LORD said, `Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead?’ And one said in this manner, and another said in that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD and said, `I will persuade him.’
And the LORD said unto him, `Wherewith?’ And he said, `Iwill go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And He said, `Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also. Go forth, and do so.’ 2 kings 2:19-22
In response the Michiah told Ahab what he saw transpire in heaven.
Thus, receiving a false prophet, reveals two things: (1) you have rejected God’s truth and have no desire to hear truth (2) as a consequence of unbelief and rebellion, a trap door is opened and God sends a strong delusion upon you to prevent you from recognizing truth when it is presented. In Romans 1, the bible describes this as “the wrath of God” not favor or blessings nor is the presence of the Lord in their midst. They have been abandoned by God to dishonor themselves until they reach ultimate destruction which the bible declares they deserve.
As Abraham did, let us beseech God for mercy.
But read on into the story and you’ll find out the controversial “prophetess” Jaunita Bynum is holding 5am “prayer meetings” at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple (one of the flagship apostolic churches).
TDW reports that the prayer meetings are already drawing 2,000 attendees. But you’ll have to go to the blog to read what this woman is telling them to do in the services. Hint: its a “secret”.
Saints, the false prophets do not rest in deceiving people and leading people away from the worship of the true God. Which is all the more reason we must be sober, vigilant and ready to expose these evildoers as it is becomes necessary.