Juanita Bynum Types in Tongues on Facebook
No, she didn't fall asleep at the keyboard. Pentecostal televangelist, author and gospel singer Juanita Bynum has been raising eyebrows in the Christian community and beyond with her most recent use of technology to spread her message: She's been speaking (or, rather, typing) in tongues in messages to her Facebook fans. An example:
GIRD THEM UP IN THE SPIRIT...GIVE THEM A MIND TO PRAY LIKE NEVER BEFORE....WE CALL ON YOU JESUS....YOU ARE OUR HELP AND OUR HOPE!!!!!!!!NDHDIUBGUGTRUCGNRT
UGTIGRTIGRGBNRDRGNGGJNRIC YOU ARE OUR HELP AND OUR HOPE....RFSCNGUGHURGVHKTGHDKUN
HSTNSVHGN YOU GOD......YOU ARE OUR HELP AND OUR HOPE!!!!!! OUR HOPE IS IN YOU FATHER......OUR STRENGTH FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS IS IN YOU FATHER......HELP US NOW......LORD WE DONT ASK FOR HELP FOR JUST THEM....THIS IS US....THIS IS A PART OF OUR OWN BODY.....
Some religious bloggers are up in arms, emphasizing Scriptures that say, "Speak in tongues," not "write," and fretting about the fate of the church. Others -- hundreds on each post, in fact -- have communicated with a simple "like" that they appreciate (and perhaps understand?) the unconventional messages. Some have even responded with comments mirroring the style of the self-proclaimed "prophetess."
Can anyone translate?
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