TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Joel Osteen Invites Conrad Murray for a Pray Date

5/9/2010 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pastor numero uno Joel Osteen will have a special guest at his weekly sermon today -- none other than Dr. Conrad Murray.


Sources tell TMZ the doc accused of killing Michael Jackson has been invited into Osteen's inner sanctum at Lakewood Church in Houston, TX.   We don't know why Osteen personally invited Dr. Murray.  In fact, we're told Dr. Murray isn't sure why he was invited either ... although he's an active member of his Houston church.

We're told Murray will arrive at the church in the morning and go in through a "bunker-like" entrance -- and he won't be given the entry code until just before he arrives.

With all that security, it's almost as if Murray has a meeting with ... nevermind.


168 COMMENTS

No Avatar
76.

HumanNature    

Publicity Stunt!!!!



Whose getting PAID????????

1542 days ago
77.

HumanNature    

""And in answer Jesus said to them: "Look out that nobody misleads you, for many will come on the basis of my name, saying I am the Christ and will mislead many".



- Matthrew 24:4




"And many false prophets will arise and mislead many"



- Matthrew 24:11

1542 days ago
78.

Barbie    

It's just plain disturbing reading these comments day after day. Regardless of what any of us think Dr. Murray will be afforded his day in court. Whats the point of attacking him in the name of Michael Jackson. You are all fools to think that Michael Jackson would return the favor to all of you.



Michael Jackson made billions of dollars off of all of his fans. Me included. He lived in the lap of luxury, while us average people struggle each and every day to survive, living paycheck to paycheck. What did Michael Jackson do for all of you ? Nothing but take your money so he could live the luxury lifestyle.



I can totally understand your dedication to him as fans, but alot of you that post here are fanatics, trying to intimidate, threaten bodily harm, and violence. And that ain't normal !



He dead and gone, period. He made the decision long before Dr. Murray to kill his pain with drugs. He doctor shopped, he became familar with all the various drugs available to take him out of his own guilt and shame. To be able to live with himself, he needed to self-medicate just to survive a day. Thats a humanbeing, flesh and blood who made all the choices he made.



He is the one who insisted on Dr. Murray being his personal physican during the tour that never happened. Dr. Murray was offered a great deal of money to do the job. Dr. Murray got caught up in Michael Jackson's insanity and went along with the administration of that drug that eventually killed him. None of us know what happened in that room, its pure speculation. I personally believe when Dr. Murray walked out of that room, Michael Jackson saw an opportunity to flip the drip on his IV so that the drug flowed freely and killed him.



I believe Michael Jackson is responsible for what happened to him. Why would Dr. Murray set out to kill Michael Jackson ? Michael Jackson was his ticket out of debt and more than anything else, he would want Michael Jackson alive. Thats why I believe Dr. Murray when he said he gave nothing to Michael Jackson that would have killed him. To my dying day I will always believe that Michael Jackson messed with his own IV and ultimately what he did was fatal.

1542 days ago
79.

***    

Murray is looking for sympathy...Joel is an annoying God using ever grinning publicity whore...and the combo makes for good trash medialoid reading!
Murray should be given the same fate he gave to Michael...'an eye for an eye'??!! Regardless if MJ asked for the propofol, Murray was the 'doctor' and should have refused....but, of that beautiful cash!! Anything for MONEY!!!

1542 days ago
80.

***    

Michael was given a talent from God. He was forced to perform when he just wanted to be a kid. To look at his lavish lifestyle and hold that against him is pure ignorance. I feel sorry for him as a human being...for what he had ti endure as a human being. Some may say he had it made...he may think the same of those who say it. Money does not bring or buy happiness...just more and more stuff. Money is why Murray chose to ignore his medical oath and administer propofol outside the safety of a hospital. If you are going to be angry regarding the $$$, it is another reason to be bitter towards Murray!!

1542 days ago
81.

janalal4    

He is the one who insisted on Dr. Murray being his personal physican during the tour that never happened. Dr. Murray was offered a great deal of money to do the job. Dr. Murray got caught up in Michael Jackson's insanity and went along with the administration of that drug that eventually killed him. None of us know what happened in that room, its pure speculation. I personally believe when Dr. Murray walked out of that room, Michael Jackson saw an opportunity to flip the drip on his IV so that the drug flowed freely and killed him.



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/05/08/joel-osteen-conrad-murray-lake-wood-church-sunday-michael-jackson-lakiewood-church/6/#comments#ixzz0nRlYrqHW



Then Barbie, you don't understand how Propofol works. If what Conrad Murray said is true. He gave Michael Jackson a single dose of Propofol & there was no drip to 'flip'. If there WAS a drip then what Murray said in his statement to police was a LIE which definitely doesn't look too good considering Murrays claim that he has "told da troot" all along. When you lie in a police statement, it usually means you truly have something to cover up that your lying about.



Everything this doctor has said, the statements he's made have contradicted one another & his 'timeline' is whack! When you look at everything in it's totality, this physician looks guilty as sin. Furthermore, this doctor had a 'choice' to do what he did. He caved in to his greed. What is honorable about that? You talk like he was some innocent bystander who simply got 'caught up in Michaels web of deceit'. He is a physician who had the HIGHER MORAL RESPONSIBILITY here. Let's not just blame everything on the 'patient' as it were in this case.

1542 days ago
82.

keyslammer    

Michael Jackson killed himself, plain and simple. It's only human nature to want to blame someone else. This physician might have had the access to the medication but MJ killed himself. And Mr. Pip, I LOVE your comment. Right on the money!

1542 days ago
83.

Barbie    

#67 --- Sarah ---- OUCH ! Is that the best you can give ? Can't even form a thought without having to resort to cursing ?



I will only reply to one thing you had to say because the rest of your comment is pure craziness.....and to think its Mother's Day and you kiss your Mamma with that mouth !



I was a Michael Jackson fan. Grew up with his awesome music and dance moves ! Loved his video's and his break through into making music video's more than just music. I bought all his records. He was a very talented entertainer and its really sad that his life turned into a circus. I am not alone in having been a fan, most of the world was a fan of his music.



Thats the entertainer Michael Jackson that I grew up listening to. So don't accuse me of hating Michael Jackson the entertainer.



I've already spoken about his personal life so I won't re-write or correct anything that I have said. His personal life was a disaster. He was a disaster. And when one puts them both on a scale, the scale tips more against him the person, than him the entertainer. He tainted his own life, not me. So please refrain from taking it out on me ! Thank you very much !



Have a great day ! Now go to church and ask for forgiveness of your sins...the cursing being the main one ! Learn how to write a nasty message without cursing

1542 days ago
85.

Tellit    

For THOSE of you who are not aware, you can view the Lakewood Church/Osteen worship service worldwide this AM (11:00AM CST) at the website below:
http://www.joelosteen.co.uk/Broadcast/LiveServices/Pages/LiveServices.aspx

1542 days ago
86.

HumanNature    

Are any of these followers of Olsten going to pay and make that trip to LA court house on June 14, 2010 to lend support to Conrad Murray??????

1542 days ago
87.

janalal4    

84. Michael was given a talent from God. He was forced to perform when he just wanted to be a kid. To look at his lavish lifestyle and hold that against him is pure ignorance. I feel sorry for him as a human being...for what he had ti endure as a human being. Some may say he had it made...he may think the same of those who say it. Money does not bring or buy happiness...just more and more stuff. Money is why Murray chose to ignore his medical oath and administer propofol outside the safety of a hospital. If you are going to be angry regarding the $$$, it is another reason to be bitter towards Murray!!



Posted at 8:33 AM on May 9, 2010 by ***



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/05/08/joel-osteen-conrad-murray-lake-wood-church-sunday-michael-jackson-lakiewood-church/6/#c3206377#ixzz0nRqOwRrD



You provide a voice of reason in the midst of insanity & hatefulness on this board. Why do we the public keep insisting that Michael Jackson should have led a 'normal' life? How could that have been? Forced into isolation because of the level of his celebrity with nothing but his money with which to buy himself the things that would bring him some measure of comfort. The prison of his fame would not allow him to live as you & I.



Also, I think Michael Jackson was not the long suffering person that some seem to think that he was. Sure, he had his trials but I also think he had a lot of joy & happiness in his life as well; his children, his love of performing & perfecting his craft. He may have eccentric but so what? Won't having gazillions of dollars make anyone a bit 'off'?? He lived as he chose & I really admire him for that. He didn't live by the predetermined constraints of society. I think that's pretty cool:)



More people need to seperate the 'tabloid-Michael Jackson' from the 'authentic Michael Jackson' & stop being so brainwashed by everything you read. Is it so hard to believe that most of what you have read & heard has been over-sensationalized for PROFIT?? There were many, many dollars to be made from overblown Michael Jackson stories. Use some common sense folks!

1542 days ago
88.

LunaticFringe    

How dare that charlatan Osteen provide sanctuary to that MURDERER Murray! I'm sure it has nothing to do with God. He probably sees some angle to make money in his alliance with that lying bastard. Why isn't Osteen reaching out to the Jackson family to give comfort to the three kids who no longer have a father around, due to one greedy person's negligence? I hope Michael's fans show up at court in larger numbers than these blinded church people do. If only to send a message to the world, this murderer will never again enjoy a moment of peace.



1542 days ago
89.

commonSenseSays...    

Joel Osteen ROCKS! Churches are supposed to filled with sinners - not perfect people! None of you know whether or not Joel reached out to the Jacksons - he may have but they declined given they practice another religion.



Keep in mind MJ was a DRUG ADDICT and a junkie - AND, he played an important role in his own death as did Conrad Murray. After all, he hired his own pusher. Is Conrad Murray guilty - probably but certainly not premeditated murder - possibly involuntary manslaughter though.



There is no angle and this is not an opportunity to make money. If it were geared towards money other news outlets would have reported it versus TMZ.

1542 days ago
90.

Vee    

Please contact Pastor Olsteen and let him know how you feel.

Phone / Mail
United States
1-888-567-JOEL
Joel Osteen Ministries
P.O. Box 460...0
Houston, TX 77210 United Kingdom
0808-234-1517 (Television and Direct Mail)
0808-234-4653 (Ministry Support)
Admail 4057
London EC1A 1ZR Canada
1-800-811-1075 (Television and Direct Mail)
1-800-778-5089 (Ministry Support)
P.O. Box 9000 STN Terminal
Vancouver BC V6B 4E2 Australia
1-800-829180 (Television and Direct Mail) Email
Please note that we receive a number of emails each day. It may take 48-72 hours to receive a response, and we do appreciate your patience. Due to the number of emails, we are not able to guarantee a response to every inquiry.



For information about Lakewood Church, including ministry programs, service times, and driving directions, please visit Lakewood.cc.

1542 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web