Two arguments: The first, why were these children around him, instead of at home with their parents? Second, why was he so irresponsible in "NOT" directing them into a more respectful and positive manner? The truth is, the parents, children and R. Kelly are at fault!
Is R. Kelly guilty or innocent? I believe that, "A righteous person may judge many things, but he should be limited to judge death upon anyone." For who are the judges of this man's doings? The women, their families involved and now all the world has cast judgement on his behavior. How many that are wicked themselves, cast judgement upon this man? Their sins may not be the same, but not one sin is greater than another. Before you judge, are you good or evil?
Judge with knowing both sides of the story and from an honest, God-fearing heart and mind!
We must defend our women! Let's think, 13, 14, and 15 year old girls, hanging with a grown man. Were they forced, willing, mentally slow or was his money and musical talent that hypnotizing to the point of no return? Where were their parents? Did the parents call the police? Why weren't they at home doing what kids their age do? Why didn't they want to return home? Were they from good or poor families that would result in finding love in all the wrong places? Why are they just now, crying out and who's making money off of them?
What do I see? Do I consider myself righteous?
What I see is a young man, making money and drawing the attention of young teens with his stardom. I do consider myself a righteous person that judge according to God's law and not my own. What really makes me angry is the parents didn't call the police and get their daughters escorted from his presents. How do we know if these women are all telling the truth? The lawyers will surely make their money from them. Were they hurt? I do believe they were hurt and did unethical things to please him, but I also believe they chose to sacrificed their morals, dignity, and standards to enjoy his lifestyle, not considering the consequences and pain it would leave behind. They both are to blame, including their parents and both should pay accordingly. I trust that until he is proven guilty, he should be able make his music, money and live his life in peace.
Help me understand, but until then, they are all guilty.
How will you judge?
Judging someone, without knowing or without seeing all the evidence, is wrong. "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Matthew 7:2