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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 20, 2004

Ms. Barb Ickes believes law enforcement agencies would be easier on top-of-the-pops pederast Michael Jackson if he were a priest.

Maybe, maybe not.

From my own perspective, I'm struck by how much easier Michael Jackson is on us than are our home-grown celebrators of diversity. We don't have to share Jackson's taste in mood music an hour a week. We don't have to listen to Jackson's homiletic musings on Doonesbury or Les Miz or the last episode of "Will & Grace." We don't have to drive the kids over to Jackson's basement for Confirmation preparation. And when Jackson wigs out, it's not necessary to send a series of unanswered letters to the chancery. To get him out of our lives, we simply lift the remote to chest height and go

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jan. 20, 2004 7:27 PM ET USA

    With all due respect, I think I would prefer to die fighting. JP

  • Posted by: - Jan. 20, 2004 12:06 PM ET USA

    There's always liturgical refugee status. Even attending Mass in a different language (any language you can't understand) is better than an outing on an AmChurch Carnival Cruise. If they say it in Spanish, and you don't know a word of it, do you care? While it's not the best solution, at least you can keep peace on Sunday. My foreign-born spiritual director may joke with me about being an imperialist American, but sometimes being unilingual has its perks.

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