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Victims of Michael Jackson a lot like victims of pedophile priests

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Message Kay Ebeling

I can't help but wonder just how bad the boys who ended up in Michael Jackson's bed feel right now, hearing everyone in the United States except Sean Hannity rave about how great Jackson was, and how it can't be possible for such a loving man to have been a pedophile.

As an adult victim of a pedophile priest, I will always see Jackson as another example of wealth and power protecting a criminal. Jackson had free access to children, as did the priests in the Catholic Church. Even though people around him could see something wrong was happening, no one dared intervene. Today pundits, in this endless brain fry of "news" about Jackson's death, keep saying since Jackson was found not guilty, you can't call him a pedophile. Well OJ was found not guilty of murder in California too. After Jackson's acquittal, two jurors said they were intimidated into going along with the foreman and then went on book tours, one telling MSNBC: No doubt in my mind whatsoever, that boy was molested.

My fear now is that this gradual condoning of Jackson's sex crimes will segue into a gradual acceptance that, sure, a lot of Catholic priests are pedophiles, but look at all the great works they do.

Until this morning I was not going to write about the parallels in the protection of pedophile Michael Jackson and the Catholic Church. Then...
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How would a Michael Jackson victim feel about all the adulation and denial star could ever be a pedophile? A lot like a victim of a pedophile priest

By Kay Ebeling

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