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Published: Friday, June 26 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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tigerlily

re: and::: Michael was never charged with molesting anyone. i believe those people only wanted his money

Hey!

Where is Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, and Obama in all this turmoil?

JJ

I'm not sure how people can idolize Jackson. Sure, he had some good songs but I don't think that is reason to idolize someone. The people I look up too are positive role models. Jackson was hardly a positive role model. However I did feel sorry for him. He was a very confused and messed up person.

Great music

from an extraordinarily talented, once-in-a-century kind of entertainer. Unfortunately, like most people who achieve stardom at an early age, he grew up to be a total fruitcake.

Why?

Why is there so much worship of Michael Jackson on this and other comment boards? You would think he was on track to be granted sainthood by the pope himself the way people are talking about him. He got paid to sing. Woo-hoo. Millions of people who led more meaningful lives die every year without this much fanfare. STOP WORSHIPING HIM. I am sick of people trying to make a weirdo tabloid icon into some kind of angelic figure.

He Didn't Do His Race Any Favors

By surgically reshaping his nose to make it look like a white person's. That's an unforgivable slap to his own race.

JAYEG

Re: AZMom...they are his children. He fathered two with his second wife, Deborah Jeanne Rowe. These children are Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. (also known as "Prince"), and a daughter, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson.

He fathered an additional child, another son whom he named Prince Michael Jackson II (nicknamed Blanket) via artificial insemination from a surrogate mother and his own sperm cells.

It is possible that his first two children will return to the custody of their mother, while the third child might be raised by family.

JAYEG

Re:RunForrestRun:

Michael Jackson was acquitted of all charges of child molestation.

Do you have proof regarding your conspiracy theory that he purchased the acquittal?

I'm sure we'd all be interested in seeing it.

JAYEG

Re: Linda:

Donny Osmond also received the kind of love and nurturing from his parents, PARTICULARLY from his father...that Michael Jackson never did.

I can't imagine George Osmond picking out one of his son's facial features to mock.

(Reference...Michael's father calling him 'Big Nose' every time he goofed up during rehearsal.

Jurors

Two months after the trial, some jurors regretted their decision. You must remember that some information/facts/evidence, deemed too inflammatory, was not permitted in the trial.

Yes, he touched alot of lives. Unfortunately some of those lives he touched were little boys.

Go Ahead With Judgements

He was a talent! End of story! He was not an icon. He was not a role model! He was not an upstanding individual! Yes he was successful in one area of his life but what else is there-------********?

JAYEG

Re: areyouforgettingthis | 6:22 a.m. June 26, 2009

Matthew 7: 1-5

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Rom 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

The Ancient of Days shall judge us all.

Excuse

You don't excuse someone's bad or illegal behavior simply because they had a bad childhood. What nonsense. Many of us have had dysfunctional families to do better perhaps because of it. I looked to successful families for my role models and noted from my own what I would not do in my own home.

It wasn't one instance that was questioned but multiple ones. Would you have let him babysit your own children? I certainly wouldn't have.

Not a Fan

I guess dying is one way to get out of bankruptcy and pending lawsuits. Do lawsuits already filed continue against his estate? Maybe he faked his death to avoid his financial problems....

Never was a fan, never bought into they hype even though I was a product of the 80's.

areyouforgettingthis

Exactly! I haven't molested a child so I feel quite safe and comfortable judging, as per the scripture you quoted. You might want to note that the scripture also requires professional judges as well. Sad also that so much was suppressed as too inflammatory from the trial that jurors regretted their decision after the trial. Again, we judge in everyday life as is NECESSARY. The scripture doesn't suggest you not judge at all, but as you would want and in righteousness. Does it say anywhere in those scripture where you must ignore/not judge sexual predation especially against children? Of course not. Ever hear about millstones and children in those scriptures of yours? Do those scriptures of yours say anything about false idols? Or how about this line: 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. "Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?" From 16. I only question that adoration be tempered with reality. Odd also, is that many most likely condemned Michael Vick over dogs. It seems our priorities have suffered when we don't protect our children (even calling them "money grubbing") but demand excessive justice for our dogs.

Aquitted?

At least he loved children. Maybe a little too much though. Had he been a common folk, he would've been sent to prison. That is the sad reality of the "justice" system of this country. At least he is now going to be truly judged by God.

If God can forgive him, I can also. I have already forgiven him for the aweful music he produced, it was better than rap though.

Sad...

It's a sad day in history. Yes he made HORRIBLE choices that he will be judged for and I'm not worried because yes I haven't molested any children but I have still done things that will always regret. He is still an icon. He is still someone that will always be remembered and I will still dance to Thriller every Halloween. He'll go down in history, no matter what is said. R.I.P. Michael Jackson.

tigerlily

Juice: he was never charged with molestation. they were just allegations. we are not supposed to judge people. god will be the judge

Thou Shalt Not Judge

I understand all those people whom have hate in their hearts. It is not a easy task to grow up & live, to see what is in the world but we should all try and put our best thoughts to good use. It is easy to blame or judge someone. If you believe in GOD, then he will be the only one to pass Judgement...

Roshanda C Bishop

I will always love Michael and Janet for the talent they possess within their performances. No, entertainers have showed this type of talent in making videos in the fashion they do; how grateful we fans are to have had a legend with such unique creation, style, and beauty as an African in Amercia. Michael is the King of music period! The Jacksons move people instantly and this is what music is really about. I can dance all night long on their music. I love all Michael's performances. In addition, I am truly hurt and cannot comprehend that he is gone forever even though; Michael's music tells me that Michael is alive because his music is so lively and awakes the emotions inside of an individual. Moreover, my condolence goes out to the Jackson's family. I truly wish that Janet later on could continue Michael's concerts; it would really help many people's emotions. Perhaps Janet may work something out, on the behalf of Michael's fans regarding London /Atl. Michael will always be in memory for his unique greatness, please respect Michaels death!
No more pressuring him rest in peace, Michael my black brother.

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