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Murray's Visit to Osteen Church Not for PR

5/10/2010 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joel Osteen's right-hand man tells TMZ Dr. Conrad Murray was indeed invited to come to Osteen's church yesterday "to pray and worship," and met with Osteen privately before the service.

Dr. Conrad Murray
TMZ first reported Osteen invited Murray to the service.  Someone from Osteen's media relations department told us it was a PR stunt, but the guy who runs the PR department says that's not true.

Donald Iloff, Jr., the Chief of Strategic Operations for Osteen (and Osteen's brother-in-law), tells TMZ, "Dr. Murray did call the church to speak with Osteen a while back but Osteen was not available.  Osteen's rep then invited Dr. Murray to yesterday's service."  So, Dr. Murray truly was invited.
 
Iloff says Murray met privately with Joel and Victoria before the service.  We do not know what they talked about.

After the meeting, Iloff says Dr. Murray attended the service.  "He was really engaged in the worship service," Iloff says.


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noneofyourbusiness    

None of us know the truth and cannot make that call. I'm sure Mr. Murray is very nervous and scared of what will happen to him. It's all sad really. A lot of lives have been affected by this whole thing.

1523 days ago
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Grump    

Religion and politics are so dirty/greedy ( just like Dr. Quacko) they are to serve the people and in the end screw them!

1523 days ago
18.

Sandy Hall    

Joel Osteen is highly regarded and known for reaching out to people he has major differences with. Of course this was for publicity on Dr. Death's part! Why would he call Joel Osteen in the first place when he is a member of another church? And guess who accompanied him to this "private prayer service"?? His Houston lawyer of course!!!

1523 days ago
19.

Moley    

Dr. Murray will be in jail reading that book called {oops people of color live there].

1523 days ago
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MIGHTY WRIGHT    

CONRAD MURDERER DID YOU THINK ABOUT GOING TO CHURCH WHEN YOU WERE STICKING NEEDLES IN MJ AND EVENTUALLY KILLING HIM.NOW YOU WANT TO GO TO CHURCH.IN THE BIBLE IT STATES YOU SHOULD NOT KILL.THERE YOU HAVE IT EVEN JESUS CAN NOT SAVE YOU.AS FOR YOUR PATIENTS GOING UP AGAINST MJ FANS THAT'S A LAUGH.YOU WILL NEED THE WHOLE OSTEN CONGREGATION AND THAT WILL NOT HELP YOU EITHER.TAKE YOUR PUISHMENT LIKE THE MURDERER YOU ARE.YOU ARE LUCKY THAT IT IS INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER.PRAISE THE LORD

1523 days ago
21.

Grump    

Damage is done we all know it was for Publicity!!!

1523 days ago
22.

Trish    

People that use all "CAPS" are idiots. Also we don't pray for child molesters. We pray for people that take care of child molesters.

1523 days ago
23.

Best Mom    

Oh, please.............are we the village idiots or what?

1523 days ago
24.

myself    

Just goes on to show how incredible the media is, so very dumb for one to beleive all they read from media. They just print whatever their sources tell them whether it's a lie/not, they never look at that. This here is a very good example. TMZ, just like any other media outlet, will just print whatever they hear at that moment in time, for as long as it sells.



Do you guys ever find time to question your so-called sources, just to find the depth of the truth behind the given story. Most of the people that sell stories or shall we say leak stories to you media outlets, lie. They add some negativity in most of the stuff to make it look bad, so you can buy their stories. Anyway, i know you know this, but if only the media was smarter, we could be living in a much better world.



Having said this, it does not change the fact that both Murray/Osteen did this for publicity, and we knew from the very first day this was reported. Whether Murray invited himself or was invited, it doesn't change the fact that he's looking for more support/sympathy.



Why publicise the whole thing then? You could've both done it privately.

1523 days ago
25.

Mj fan with love    

Murderer Murray does everything to get himself "cleaned" even if it is impossible.

1523 days ago
26.

Dude    

Matthew 7:5



Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

1523 days ago
27.

Deb    

While I am extremely angry at Dr. Murray for negligently killing Michael, there is a side of me that says that murderers need forgiveness too. That does not mean he does not deserve justice for killing Michael - he does. But in the scheme of things God loves him too. It's us humans who have the anger, bitterness and in some cases hatred toward him.

1523 days ago
28.

Trish    

I'm sure MJ prayed and begged for the "good" Dr. Murray to give him drugs every day.

1523 days ago
29.

Dee    

How is a creepy doctor going to a creepy church good PR?

1523 days ago
30.

Mummy    

Ohhh stop it! It was most CERTAINLY for PR !!!
Joel Osteen is greedy and stuffing his pockets and his wife is not a very nice person,

1523 days ago
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