Church Prays for Britney's Soul

Parish sends her notes saying, 'Jesus loves you'
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2007 7:34 AM CDT
Britney strikes a pose on her latest album, "Blackout."   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Thousands of parishioners of a Kentucky church are praying for pop princess Britney Spears and sending her notes expressing support, encouragement and love, reports E! Online. "Love Britney the way Jesus loves her: no preaching, no criticizing," the senior pastor of Lexington's Southland Christian Church instructed his 8,000-strong congregation.

"She’s young, beautiful, talented, yet her life is in shambles filled with bad relationships and devastating life choices," he said. "If she were your next-door neighbor wouldn't you care about her problems?" No response yet from Britney, who's busy grappling with court-ordered drug tests, a messy custody battle for her sons, and repercussions from a hit-and-run accident.