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Gospel Great Bebe Winan’s Booted from the Oprah Winfrey Show Because he ‘Snapped’ on his ex-wife

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Oprah Winfrey has been forced to stand by her words against domestic violence and those that perpetuate it on women, that she so famously declared on her show to a worldwide audience in the wake of the Chris Brown Rhianna beat down.

Oprah stated on her show that…”Domestic violence is something that I wouldn’t tolerate. Period.”…and we all believed her, and supported that line of thinking.

The message to Chris Brown was that he was not welcome around her.

Last Friday on her Karaoke Challenge segment of her show, she had on gospel singer Bebe Winans, as a guest. Bebe was also featured on promos for the segment, to be included in future Karaoke segments.

This week, we learn that Bebe Winans was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault last winter for allegedly pushing ex-wife Debra Winans to the ground. He has a court date set for Jan. 20, and he is charged with Domestic violence, the same as Chris Brown.

The blog world and Debra Winans publicly questioned Oprah’s double standard in her attitude between beater Brown, and her old friend and  gospel legend, Bebe Winans.

It seemed as though her relationship with Winan’s may have caused her to side with the accused Winan’s , yet she judged with clarity her opinions of the beater Brown.This is what often happen to women in families, very silently and behind closed doors. It is also a reason why child abuse goes on so much in families.

 People turning the other way,not wanting to get involved.

There have many of cases of friends of women or family, who have noticed a girlfriend who always shows up with a new bruise, black eye, or broken rib, that a boyfriend or husband had inflicted on her, and because she is a friend in church, or you have a good relationship with her abuser, or maybe even for family appearances, and they have not done anything to come to their friends aide. So her beatings continue.

It’s just easier not to get involved in grown folks business,…they will work it out.

Well, that is the number one reason why abusers get away with it for so long.

I am glad Oprah Winfrey was forced to look at the situation clearly for what it is.She was exhibiting a double standard between Rhianna, young beaten woman, and Debra Winan’s, the wife of a gospel singer favored by Oprah, possibly sympathetic to him.

Her friend Bebe Winan’s snapped on his ex-wife. Good people sometimes do bad things.

Chris will have to pay the price, and all of us who love gospel music and Bebe Winan’s,including Oprah Winfrey, will have to pay the price.

She had to drop him from the show to maintain credibility.

I pray for the brother, and for all who may have been affected by this.

I commend Oprah Winfrey for her act of clarity.It is never to late to do the right thing….

Lesson learned.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/05/oprah-boots-bebe-winans-f_n_347624.html

http://www.tmz.com/2009/11/05/oprah-retakes-stand-on-domestic-violence/

Watch this before it is deleted….

 

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