Glenn: Whitney Houston story is ‘one of the most tragic’ ever

News broke over the weekend that Whitney Houston, a beloved and popular whose drug use and personal life dominated her talent the past few years, passed away in her hotel room in Los Angelas on the eve of The Grammy’s. Many of weighed in with their thoughts on the news, including Glenn Beck on radio this morning.

“I think the Whitney Houston story is one of the most tragic stories I have ever heard,” Glenn said.

He started the radio show off by playing her version of the National Anthem, which he thought was one of the best versions ever performed.

That version is below:

“I have chills from listening to that. When was the last time that you heard anybody even try to do it like that?” Glenn said.

“Whitney Houston is one of the most tragic American stories I think I’ve ever heard. As a father, as a human, this story kills me. By all accounts she was raised by great parents. She was raised right, she was raised in a home that took her to church, taught her about the Lord, did everything. She was raised in a family that has all kinds of support in it. She was given incredible talent, acting talent, singing talent, intelligence, beauty. I mean, very few people are given what she was given. Then she finds herself on a national stage. She influences music like nobody else. Nobody else,” he said.

“She had such class. And then she meets Bobby Brown, who is this loser really.”

Glenn said it was clear that Bobby Brown introduced her to drugs and sent her personal – and eventually her professional – life into turmoil.

“She just falls off the face of the Earth. When she reappears, she’s so clearly clouded with drugs. He has some sort of power over her, whether it’s drugs or abuse or both,” Glenn said.

“The power that one individual has, the power of your spouse being the wrong one, the power of drugs, alcohol, the power of abuse. I mean, it’s really one of the most tragic stories I’ve ever heard. What a waste. What a wasted life.”

Glenns said he did not watch The Grammy’s last night but that he would not want to hear many of them suddenly praying for the late Houston.

“I’m sorry but I have no place for all these rappers and all of these people that are dumping poison into our system, all of a sudden they find Jesus? Really?”

“I hope she finds (peace) now and finds the essence of who she always has been, a blessed daughter of God who lost her way in a tragic, tragic way,” Glenn said.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Ms Houston may you rest with the Lord in the Heavens above.

    Dear Lord and Father above,
    Please keep her children in this time of their most grevious of loss,
    Comfort them and support them,
    Let the love of their mother stay with them,
    Let their memories be of good times and happy times,
    Let them be allowed to grieve in privacy, away from the rest of the psychotic media ghouls.

    Let the influence of Ms Houston, the good in life she inspired pass on throughout time as the ripples of a pond do with each persons life we touch.

    Let those same ripples of goodness continue on with her children.

    Amen.

  • General Kota

    This story is just sad to bad she could not turn her life around.

  • Anonymous

    Who do you really blame? The true blame lies in Witney herself. How many thousands of others are dependent on drugs and alcohol? In the end, there is noone to blame but the user himself/herself. I;m sure parents and friends meant the best of everything for Witney, but SHE chose the wrong path, just like the other king, Elvis.

  • Anonymous

    Who do you really blame? The true blame lies in Witney herself. How many thousands of others are dependent on drugs and alcohol? In the end, there is noone to blame but the user himself/herself. I;m sure parents and friends meant the best of everything for Witney, but SHE chose the wrong path, just like the other king, Elvis.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayne-Nielsen/100000024501720 Jayne Nielsen

    “Whitney Houston is one of the most tragic American stories I think I’ve ever heard…She was given incredible talent, acting talent, singing talent, intelligence, beauty. I mean, very few people are given what she was given. Then she finds herself on a national stage. She influences music like nobody else. Nobody else,” he said.

    I thought the very same thoughts, Glenn.  I grew up with Whitney and I vividly remember her “rookie year”.  Although we haven’t been graced with her presence and voice in quite a while, knowing she will never sing for us again breaks my heart. 

    I hope she has found the peace she was looking for.  And I hope she made peace with her Maker before she left this earth.  May God be with Whitney’s mom and daughter.

  • http://twitter.com/Deepizzaguy George Bernard Vieto

    She started out on the right track but when she met Bobby Brown her career went down the toilet. Let us remember the good times she gave us. Now join the Donna Summer Express while she is still around. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FBF22QT6C3ZVUZFIY6YNZPZFZE Barbara

    Betty Johnson
    We so very often blame the wrong people.  Yes Brown is to blame but where do these meds come from?   Doctors.  Even though they know of the addiction, they excuse themselves and give them another  prescription.  Let’s hold them accountable.  And why don’t the druggists have some responsibility in the ‘notification’ area?  We just don’t seem to care enough.  And what about Big Pharma’s responsibility in ‘kick backs’ to drs.?
    Just my opinion.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XEORJAVPNORBNF5CVYH47ZQYXE Linda S

    I mean no disrespect to Whitney Houston.  She obviously was troubled and couldn’t find her way.  I, like Glenn Beck, hope that she found her peace.  I did want to add that there was another women who sang the national anthem, as well, several years ago.  She sang it on TV during the 4th of July at Washington D.C..  Her name is Sandi Patti.  You should check it out.  Talk about goose pimples.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XEORJAVPNORBNF5CVYH47ZQYXE Linda S

    Big Ed, Glenn Beck said that.  Ultimately, regardless of Bobby Brown and his negative influence on her life, she gave him “the keys”.  I believe that she knew that.  The drug problem and the drinking were symptoms not the root of the problem.  She was self medicating from some deeper kind of pain.  What mystifies me is how a person who has access to so much refuses to get help.  I wonder if anyone will ever know what her real problem was.

  • http://www.destroyer.com John R. Lancellotti

    Whitney Houston’s story is, indeed, one of the most tragic ever.  But even more tragic is the way you, Beck, left a mass media outlet, abandoned your fellow Americans, and now content yourself with playing media mogul ….  Is that what you’d rather do, Beck?  Would you prefer being president of CBS or one of those crummy network people.  Would you like to be remembered as the world remembers Bill Paley, the CBS founder?  Would you come back to New York if we gave you an office on the 36th Floor of Blackrock, the CBS headquarters building on West 52nd Street?  Shame on you Glenn.  You once were a patriot and now you aspire to media mogul.  What a REAL tragedy for the people who inherited the country of the Founding Fathers.  What do you think Jefferson would have said to you?  Shame on you!    

  • Anonymous

    You are a joke. Glenn strikes out on his own to follow the American dream and this is what you have to say? Glenn is now a business owner and can now say whatever he thinks, not what some media outlet tells him is right and wrong. I think the problem here is YOU.

  • http://www.destroyer.com John R. Lancellotti

    Disqus generic email templateI don’t think it’s necessary to refer to me as a joke. I’m not a joke. I’m a guy who has a lot of respect for Glenn … he is, after all, the only one giving the real poop about this terrible president. But what I’m saying is that by going to GBTV, he’s lost the mass audience of a network TV outlet. If Fox tried to silence him, he could have turned to us for support. We could have written letters to Fox sponsors and scared the hell out of the network. Can you imagine if they got 250,000 letters from Beck fans, demanding that he not be censored? They’d hide under their desks. —– Original Message —–
    From: Disqus
    To: jlancellotti@msn.com
    Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 6:58 PM
    Subject: [glennbeck] Re: Glenn: Whitney Houston story is ‘one of the most tragic’ ever

    greywolfrs wrote, in response to John R. Lancellotti:

    You are a joke. Glenn strikes out on his own to follow the American dream and this is what you have to say? Glenn is now a business owner and can now say whatever he thinks, not what some media outlet tells him is right and wrong. I think the problem here is YOU.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/lou.brown Lou Ellen Brown

    And amen to that, Glenn. I am not into the current music scene. The kind of “music” that now passes for music is not my kind of thing, and the crude and rude actions and language are insulting. LadyGaga in a meat dress? Makes me GagGag. Whitney was the real deal, and talent enough for a dozen. She actually sang. Very sad, but she is not the first, nor likely to be the last. In a week or so she will be old news and another GaGa triumph will rule…and on and on.

  • Anonymous

    Every once in awhile, God sends beauty down to earth.
    Whitney Houston had the beauty, the voice of an angel,
    the acting made real by her presence, and the personality
    to persuade others to be good.  Her heart was her shining star.
    I don’t know why God took her at such a young age.  Maybe
    he did not want her to suffer anymore.  I only know that it will
    be a loss for America now that she cannot spread all the love
    and beauty she had inside.
    May she sing in heaven as beautifully as she sang on earth.
    God Bless Her and Welcome Her With Open Arms.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jscallatino John Scallatino

    Who is anyone to pass judgement? remember your faith and what the Lord said! so who gives anyone the right as you point you have three pointing right back at you. He who is without sin let him cast the first stone and I can go on. So reserve you comments for the Lord dispite how popular and right you may think you are and yes anyone can find Jesus what about Paul and Peter just think did not Paul delight in murder before Jesus and Peter who denied Jesus to save his own skin and yet Jesus died for them as well as you. I also remember judge not for if you do so shall ye be judged. So much for reading the good book following the words and traviling the path of Jesus is what is the consideration. I don’t like rap either but did Jesus visit only the well and good people NO HE DID NOT! he went to where the sick, ugly and bad were and he went with a message and Love was the loudest! No Matter where that person was to also love thine enemies? So when you feel so high and mighty to pass judgement don’t forget to include Jesus and also make and pass judgement on? did he have it wrong that would give us the right to pass judgements and condemn others? I would be careful to call anyone a looser I might have it wrong who knows what the day or even the morror will bring and where we will be standing in that place of time when we are called home. I see and hear what is being said I’m real sorry but thats is not what I heard Jesus say! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jscallatino John Scallatino

    When she was noticed dripping wet, scratches and blood on her Who helped her? The media took pictures, she was banned to entries of events. Where was the concerned people who actually did anything to help her suspecting somethings wrong and even knowing, that is the sad part of all this. Would you not save the ass in the field on the sabbath, and I’m not sorry for saying this as you also claim Christianity, where were her brothers and sisters in christ that day?  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XFN2LL6MOMG44ZYU3WHXIB3I6U Debra

    Thanks for your comments John, I agree. I would rather hear a rapper’s prayer, and not to hear bad commucications, that mock Christianity.  ]
    Yes, it was a tragedy about her death. But, we are very blessed to have heard her sing, with her angelic voice. She was our family. We are all God’s children. “Love One Another”

  • General Kota

    Interesting I blame the culture in general. Have you heard some of the B.S. they pass out as music and my generation eats it up? You have people talking about women as sex slaves and many women singers follow suit and make themselves look like sex dolls. Then they made drug use sound cool and not really a problem. Then one song my sister likes makes it sounds like everyone should smoke weed and she calls me the weird one for not following the masses off a cliff. I rather be alone for the rest of my life then listen to that trash. Sorry venting a little but I am willing to bet you know what I mean.

  • mdkrause

    I think what is shocking  (I was kinda)  that polls show that majority say they weren’t shocked by this kind of news.  That is Sad

    On a side note, reading some of the blogs, people are blaming Bobbi for this, but it was still her choice, but I do understand there blame.  I still rem people shocked that they got together. And with all the drugs involved. Shouldn’t be surprised.
    All the money in the world couldn’t help her.

    Death is the great equalizer

  • mdkrause

    Isn’t this the perfect example of beware who your freinds are and who you hang out with.

    Sad

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6QPB3OTCKOBVB56XMBSUKUQKY Anon

    Funny how Glenn Beck can say nice things about her now, but his commentary on her 2002 Interview with Diane Sawyer says otherwise…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6QPB3OTCKOBVB56XMBSUKUQKY Anon

    Funny how Glenn Beck can say nice things about her now, but his
    commentary on her 2002 Interview with Diane Sawyer says otherwise…

  • Anonymous

    The culture we permit and glamorize has claimed one of its own — again. Requiescat in pace.

  • Christel S

    This is the most beautiful version of the National Anthem that I have ever heard. God bless the memory of Whitney Houston. God bless us with more people who can sing to make our hearts soar like she could.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, this is not news. Please don’t waste your, or my, time when there are so many more pressing issues that need to be discussed. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Her death—tragic—you bet.  One of the most tragic—to the family and fans perhaps.  But this is

    really old news.  How many deaths have occurred in the last, oh, let’s say 50 years or so, from

    what appears to be drug use among entertainers?   They were legion in the 60′s—Morrison,

    Joplin, and Hendrix.  There was also one of the stars of rock and roll—Elvis.  Jim Belusi was

    another well known fellow, and another SNL alum, Chris Farley went down that same road.  I

    can’t name all the musicians/singers who died this way—though Billie Holliday comes to mind.

    Whether one says drugs cost Michael Jackson his life could be argued, but it was something

    taken/used inappropriately.    And I haven’t even mentioned any sports figures. 

    There are choices made in life.  No doubt, Miss Whitney was warned about marrying/associa-

    ing with Bobby Brown—but she made her choice.  Such a lovely voice.  Sad, sad.

  • Anonymous

    G.K.  you’re excused for venting.   I’m surely not a big fan of most of

    today’s music or the lifestyles of so many in the entertainment field.

    But, then, I’m from another era where the music was hummable and the

    words could be sung around small children without being censored.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000932900359 Deborah Andrews-Cambridge

    Thank you Glenn for having the courage to speak the truth once again; only, this time it was concerning someone we all loved. How such an incredible talent, to whom was literally given the keys to the kingdom could fall so far at the hands of one man… only God knows. 

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful voice – beautiful woman.  She achieved what most of us only dream about.  It is a shame no one could reach her and save her.  This is very sad!!!  Her singing gives me chills in a way no one else’s voice did or does!!   Don’t people value their lives anymore or do we put them on a pedestal and expect so much that when they fall – we just feel like we are in a fog in disbelief?  Sometimes these people taking pills feel like nothing tragic can happen to them and they don’t do it to harm themselves.  I know because it happened to my late husband and to this day I know he did not want to die – he was not ready to die.  I feel for Whitney’s family for they are left with a hole in their heart so deep - filled with so much pain and so many questions.  Rest in peace Whitney.

  • Anonymous

    That was one of the best recovery you will  ever see or hear.   I liked that grin she had before she finished in  GRAND STYLE…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Schreiber/100002355843581 Jay Schreiber

    I am listening to Sandi Patti’s version as I am typing. It is wonderful. Thank you for directing it to me. She should be at the next Super Bowl. They seem to have a problem finding anyone who can remember the words. Thank You, 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Schreiber/100002355843581 Jay Schreiber

    I am listening to Sandi Patti’s version as I am typing. It is wonderful. Thank you for directing it to me. She should be at the next Super Bowl. They seem to have a problem finding anyone who can remember the words. Thank You, 

  • Anonymous

    She was one of the most beautiful and talented women on this earth.  She lost her way.  Spousal abuse is one of the most complicated sins on this earth, far different than most of us believe.  Brain washing is a big part of it, totally talking over the other person and destroying them. There are many other facets of it also.  The one perpetrating the abuse is sick and evil, and the one suffering it is sick in a different way.  It is one of the hardest abuses to overcome and when drugs are part of it, almost impossible. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Schreiber/100002355843581 Jay Schreiber

    AMEN. Futurist7490

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Schreiber/100002355843581 Jay Schreiber

    Not to change this subject. While we were watching all the pretty people on TV this weekend something happened that you haven’t heard. The CPUSA placed it’s open endorsement for the reelection of Obama. And the media doesn’t say a word about it. But it was a public announcement.    

  • Sunshine Kid

    Give me a break!  The woman was a drug addict, out of control, had been through rehabilitation more than once and has had time in prison!

    Sure, she had talent, but she abused her body and soul.  Why haven’t we heard about better, more stable black entertainers like Bill Cosby, Nat King Cole or Charlie Pride?  Is it because they didn’t make the lame stream news by NOT being idiots?

  • Sunshine Kid

    You and I both, BJV!

  • Sunshine Kid

    Comparing Glenn Beck’s moves to Whitney Houston’s story is way out in left field.  Houston’s life was her own making, and she did have help to try to turn it around, but she was so hooked on drugs that she could care less what help was given.

    I put her into the same category as Michael Jackson:  A person with talent, but no sense of responsibility, those two living for themselves and not really caring about anybody else.

    If they had no talent, would they have been as revered?  I think not.

  • Sunshine Kid

    I agree with your “Gaga gags” sentiment, as well as most rap being putrid mouthings with no value; kind of like a person who wants to sing and be famous but needs a bucket to carry a note.

    Crude language, behavior and social acceptance of such garbage is not for me.  I can express myself quite well without profanity or crude gestures, and have no respect for those who call such acts “music”.

    Nat King Cole could really sing.  So could Charlie Pride, Diana Ross, Ray Charles and dozens more, but they were never known by me to be addicted to drugs, and moreover, there is very little about them in the news anymore. 

    For me, a person that wastes their life in such a manner gets what they deserve, nothing more, and the only exception I would ever make to that would be someone who lived through hell, someone like Ira Hayes – he was forced into popularity; he didn’t seek it out like Houston, Elvis or Michael Jackson did.

  • Anonymous

    Kid, I really like the ”old” music and, thankfully, my sons

    will indulge me with what I want to listen to because

    they enjoy music too and our tastes cross.  I posted

    rather lengthy comments on music on the recent thread

    of Glenn’s re: American Pie from last week.  My son

    has kindly set up ITunes on the computer with a lot of

    the music I like.—Bless his lil’ ol’ heart!

  • Sunshine Kid

    John Scallatino, offers of help abounded for the woman; she was in rehab more than once, yet she continually denied using drugs when it was already apparent that physically she had problems she would not admit to having.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kovGM1ZrCck&feature=related

  • Anonymous

    I’m so glad someone else got to the root of the real reason Whitney Houston is no longer with us.  Brown was the worst thing that happened in her life and just to prove that she was “black enough” she felt compelled to hook up with him.  It is more a commentary on the self destruction mentality of that culture that has ever been exposed.  Her voice was like an angel on earth and those pressures drove her to seek some acceptance from her own community by being with this no talent lug.  It is simply heart breaking.

  • http://www.destroyer.com John R. Lancellotti

    Disqus generic email templateSunshine…Please read my remark carefully. It was not a comparison. It was a comment. I was attempting to have a conversation about Beck. I wanted Beck to know how displeased I am with his move away from the mass media. What I said about Houston was merely a bridge. I might have used the phrase: “…how tragic is this? Beck’s no longer on the mass media.” I think they are both tragic. I think Beck’s move is even more tragic for the nation because he is its only intelligent critic. We need him to point out how wrong Obama and his administration has been. Do you see what I’m saying. I was merely making a transition away from a human tragedy to what is, in my opinion, a national tragedy…Beck’s leaving a mass media outlet — where millions hear his voice — to GBTV, where only his subscribers — a relatively few people — get to hear his opinion. He was on the Bill O’Reilly show last night. It well may be that more people saw him there in one appearance than have viewed him in all his appearances on GBTV. —– Original Message —–
    From: Disqus
    To: jlancellotti@msn.com
    Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 3:33 AM
    Subject: [glennbeck] Re: Glenn: Whitney Houston story is ‘one of the most tragic’ ever

    Sunshine Kid wrote, in response to John R. Lancellotti:

    Comparing Glenn Beck’s moves to Whitney Houston’s story is way out in left field. Houston’s life was her own making, and she did have help to try to turn it around, but she was so hooked on drugs that she could care less what help was given.
    I put her into the same category as Michael Jackson: A person with talent, but no sense of responsibility, those two living for themselves and not really caring about anybody else.
    If they had no talent, would they have been as revered? I think not.

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  • Anonymous

    Houston lost her own way by her own choices and decisions.  She knew to do right but chose to rebel against the right and chose to do wrong.  It really bothers me to hear everyone putting Whitney Houston directly into heaven.  The evidence, to me, would be the exact opposite.  I happen to be one who believes that a person sleeps in death and is not in either place but the same principle applies.  I can just hear the yelling now, “Judge not that ye be not judged”.  Isn’t placing Whitney in heaven the same thing?  Judging?  I realize that only God is the final Judge but we have certainly been given knowledge and discernment.  What one sews that person will also reap.  It is given to man once to die, and then the judgement.  We haven’t been left without a clue as to what happens to those who rebel against God and live a life of disobedience.  Certainly a person who repents and turns to God and His mercy will not be turned away but I believe one can say that based on the evidence, Whitney threw away her chance at heaven as much as she threw away her chance at life in this world as well.  There is an eternal consequence to rebellion.  Grace and forgiveness are reserved for the repentant, soulful and sorrowful turning away from sin.  The power to do this is a gift from God but it still requires cooperation.  Don’t be fooled.  Waiting til deaths door to plan a “turn around” will most likely be too late.  Not impossible but since the trend of life is made up of multiple a varied decisions, habits formed and choices made by the time death arrives the trend of life choices would most likely be overwhelming.
    A person steeped in sin may find the coldness of their heart a sudden surprise but Gods warnings are many, often and graphic.  There should be no doubt what consequences await the persistent rebel.
    My heart aches for Whitney Houston.  A women greatly blessed.  And most of all it aches for her probable loss of eternal life and eternal happiness and satisfaction.

  • Sunshine Kid

    *Actually, the reverse is true about Glenn’s ability to connect with the masses, in my opinion. Where I live (in the Philippines), I have NO access to Fox unless I choose to travel to a major city that carries the channel on cable. Consider how many more people have access to the Internet than to certain cable companies. *
    **
    *No, I do not pay for his “on demand” cable TV – I simply do not have the money, living only on my military pension and Social Security.
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  • Sunshine Kid

    *I’m old enough to remember seeing the Platters on TV and the uproar when C & W affictionados found out that the great country singer Charlie Pride was not white!
    *

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, Kid, I was a little taken aback on hearing Charlie

    P. was a black fella too–still sings good music, so what

    the heck!   Didn’t see too many live performances but

    did enjoy Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass when they

    played in Seattle in the 60′s.    Another performance

    which still has me smiling whenever I think of it was the

    British group which had Dudley Moore and 3 or 4 other

    chaps in it.  The name escapes me now, but you may

    know who I mean.  They did a skit with ”Tea for Two

    Cha Cha” in it—that’s what brings the smiles.  Don’t

    really remember what they did, but it was funny!

    G. Gershwin has one of the songs he wrote, ”They

    can’t take that away from me—”.   That’s how I feel

    about music and the songs/melodies I like.

  • Anonymous

    Kid,  an update re: Dudley Moore.  He was in the group “Be-

    yond the Fringe” with Peter Cook (deceased), Alan Bennett

    (playwright), and Jonathan Miller (went into medicine.) 

  • Anonymous

    Also, one cannot discuss renditions of the National Anthem without mentioning the Cactus Cuties, those young ladies had it tied into a bow and presented with such class and clarity as children.  You should check them out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKCVS57j284

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKXSPC7ENM73G5TH6RRKYAVQYI Bill

    WOW, Can’t believe I read a reference to the Cactus Cuties on here. There number leaves me totally unbelieving that this was sung by a group of children. It is AMAZING. I go listen to it now and again, it is so beautiful. Also check out Carrie Underwood for another “clear and clean” version of our beloved anthem; much like Whitneys, if not with as much power.

    As Glenn said, a real loss to the world. RIP Whitney.

  • Sunshine Kid

    *bjv, were you thinking of “Oxford Revue” or “The Dudley Moore Trio”? The “Tea for Two Cha Cha” I’m not familiar at all with, and that seems funny, having lived in England in 1960-1963 (my father was USAF and assigned to High Wycomb Air Station then)!
    *

  • Anonymous

    My thoughts exactly…what a waste of such beauty and talent…yes, very TRAGIC!  I own a single song CD with her version of the Star Spangled Banner which I purchased many years ago because it is truly one of the best versions I have evr heard and it gives me chills as well!
    So sad…as a detox nurse I know the effect of drug abuse and the potential for accidental overdose….devastating!

  • Anonymous

    just like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston  use drugs  probably over dose and
    killed her self off and her guy help her to her death.but yes she was a good singer.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTS5NPH7I5NIEIDDMJZ7UOBZHQ Terry

    I agree with most of what Glenn says here but I must admit I am tired of hearing everyone blaming Bobby Brown for Whitney’s downfall.  There are lots of “Bobby’s” around and it is our choice as to whether or not we allow them to influence us.  Whitney was a hopeless drug addict who willingly went down that road and must take responsibility for her bad choices.  It is no one else’s fault but her own.  With the power of God available to her, she could have overcome and chose not to.  End of story!  This constant moral decay that has everyone coming up with excuses and blame targets for our wrong doing is causing a problem in our society.  Time to call it what it is! Whitney’s dead because she killed herself and wasted God’s gifts given to her for His glory.  Not the first to do it and certainly won’t be the last, the way we are going as a society.  My two cents, anyway.

  • Anonymous

    I’m wondering what Glenn Beck thinks of the beautiful “Going Home” funeral service for Whitney on Saturday. I must admit that I was thoroughly moved by the “Christian Spirit” that flowed through the Hope Baptist Church with the spiritual music, songs and spoken tributes and prayers for Whitney. I did not here any of that “Black Liberation” trash that Rev. Jeremiah Wright has been known to throw around in his church and upon what Obama’s supposedly Christian values are base on.  Rev. Marvin Winans even gave a “shoutout” to Chris Christie who got a standing ovation for raising the NY State Flag to “half mast” in honor of Whitne, “a daughter of New Jersey”.  

    This ceremony moved me much like Glenn’s August 2010 Restoration ceremony on the mall in Washington, DC.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2T6DJILHE4HXQVQPVAFZOMSTPQ Lamont

    Bobby Brown is just like so many Black men.  They think thye are God’s gift to women, and are abusive bastards.  Yet these women leave their brain in the closet, and stay with these losers, destroying their own lives in the process.  RIP Whitney.  Rest in HELL Bobby Brown, Chris Brown, and the many others!

  • Anonymous

    Whitney Houston, was not a drug addict BEFORE she met B. Brown, and she was never hopeless no matter the circumstances. Some people are stronger than others, some fall into situations that have never been presented  to them before, leaving them highly vulnerable, this appeared to be what took place. She was brought up religeously with a good family. Her talents carried her far and in an unfamiliar limelight that grabbed her before she knew it would be detrimental and it choked the life out of her. Granted, she made mistakes, but who doesn’t when you know nothing of the consequences. She had too much trust in people, all she had was trust, it was a new situation, a new experience, and a new facination, her absence of fear for the unknown was over taken by the claws of evil, by then it was too late, her trust had been betrayed, her fear arrived too late, she struggled to avoid what was coming but she had already been weakened far too much to recover her beautiful life back to normalcy. Like noticing a car coming at high speeds, you veer to get out of the way, but are not quick enough, because your body goes into shock and you can’t move fast enough to get out of harms way. You struggle to grab your life before it leaves you, but you are no longer strong enough.

  • Anonymous

    You are so right Glen, what a tragic wasted life. With everything going for her, her family, her church, her fans and her fanastic voice…it wasn’t enough. I elieve she was haunted by drugs, she wanted to get id of them but was not able too. Her last day it seemed she was crying  for help ut no one heard it. As she rambled around the lobby, people said she was sweaty, haggared looking and reeked of alcohol and cigatts. But, did anyone approach her, take her aside and ask if she needed hlp? Instead some took pictures showing scacthes on her legs and
    the sweaty face. No one wanted to get “involved” to just say can I help you Whitney.

  • http://twitter.com/Cerubluearts Anne

    I agree with Spook whole heartedly.  She didn’t know what hit her!!  Literally!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTS5NPH7I5NIEIDDMJZ7UOBZHQ Terry

    If you were a believer you would not have written your reply this way.  What is impossible for man is possible for God.  In the end, she went her own way and failed to trust her Saviour and instead chose to trust Bobby Brown and drugs.  We are circled right back to where we started – she is responsible for her choices as are we all and if we humble ourselves before our God, He will be faithful and not abandon us.  Not trusting in God is a choice!

  • Anonymous

    As a Buffalo Bills fan, I can say that Super Bowl 25 (let’s get rid of the Roman numerals, already) was a dream come true (except for the outcome!). Through the years, watching the Super Bowl has become- as it is with most families- somewhat of a holiday tradition. I have seen many national anthems performed; and usually the personal ad libs and “artistic decisions” made by the ‘performers’ range from mediocre to insulting.

    Whitney Houston’s rendering of our Nation’s anthem in that Super Bowl is something that I will always remember. It was simply perfect, and no license was taken with it. Just strong, talented singing.

    Then she got all tangled up with that knucklehead Bobby Brown…and the drugs, drugs, and more drugs, erratic behavior, fights, arguments, etc. was the news. She no longer had a career of any mention.

    A total shame. Prior to Brown, she was set to transcend show business and become an icon. This death should rest squarely on Bobby Brown, as it was clear Ms. Houston’s life was ruined with the relationship with this coward.

  • Anonymous

    I have to agree. As a man who enjoys hitting the gym, I’ve become extremely agitated at the fitness “industry” that is filled with either steroid-enhanced upper body/ chicken-leg physiques or breast implants on anorexia patients.

    Or movie stars who “juice” for a movie, then get off the illegal drugs afterwards. Thor, Wolverine, and Captain America stars being perfect examples.

    I could vent for weeks about this ridiculous, never-spoken of, double-standard in media.