Thursday, August 23, 2007

On a sadder note of news items

Christianity Today also reported at its
Weblog: Juanita Bynum 'Battered' by Bishop-Husband Outside Hotel

1. No charges filed in fight between prominent preacher couple
Juanita Bynum is one of the most prominent female preachers in America. Her husband, Thomas W. Weeks III, founded a series of churches called Global Destiny. The two married in 2002 in a televised ceremony; her ring famously sported a 7.76-carat diamond. But the couple has apparently been in for a rough patch lately,and they met at an Atlanta hotel to try to reconcile. It apparently didn't go well. At 4 a.m., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, a physical fight broke out and a bellman had to pull Weeks off of Bynum. "She was bruised up and battered," a police officer told the paper. "She had purple bruising around her neck and upper torso." No charges have been filed against Weeks, the paper reports. (Associated Press) carried a report too.

I don't know either one of them, but it does say to me it doesn't matter if you are a Christian or a Preacher, you can have problems too, and you can be the abuser or the abused. The Atlanta Constitution now says that charges have been charged by Bynum against Weeks.

It has been sad to watch and read the unraveling of Michael Vick's life and career. It has made me sick to know about his involvement in Dog Fighting.

ow New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury defended Michael Vick, calling dogfighting a sport and comparing it to hunting.

Marbury spoke Monday about the federal dogfighting conspiracy charges against Vick while promoting his basketball shoe in Albany, N.Y.

"I think it's tough," Marbury said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9. "I think, you know, we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals. You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors."

On Monday, Vick said through a lawyer that he will plead guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and conspiracy to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture. He also faces possible prosecution in Virginia.

"I think it's tough that we build Michael Vick up and then we break him down," Marbury said. "I think he's one of the superb athletes, and he's a good human being. I just think that he fell into a bad situation."

Uh Stephon, Hello, it is not a sport, it is a crime. It and cruel to the dogs. Don't you watch Animal Planet and their Animal Cops?

Haven't you seen them rescue dogs who were being trained to be fight dogs? And don't you know that there is a strong connection between animal cruelty and domestic violence. Rethink your position Mr. Marbury, go out on a call with the Humane Society and find out the truth. I know you are standing up for Michael Vick, but you are standing on the wrong reason. And frankly we didn't break him down, he did it to himself and allowed himself to make the choices he made and to be with the group he was with. I went and looked it up, dogfighting is a felony in Alabama.


mompriest said...

Yes. Any human group, couple, or type of individual has the potential to sin through abuse or being is a sad reality. And, yeah, I'm sorry Vick made the choices he made, but DUH, he made the's not like he could say, "I didn't know" (and as a dog owner of two precious ones, I can't imagine...I just can't)...

zorra said...

Did you see Jonah Goldberg's column (our paper carries it)about this? I have a link to it on my blog.