It is reported that Michael Jackson starts each trial day by praying with Reverend Jesse Jackson.
That at least is the story put out by the minister and Michael Jackson's spokeswoman, Raymone Bain.
Bain claims that MJ receives advice from the Reverend on both spiritual and personal issues.
Bain claims that MJ wakes up at about 4:30am, and talks to Reverend Jackson for 15 to 20 minutes by phone.
The Reverend Jackson said in a telephone interview that the entertainer and his family are Jehovah's Witnesses, and the prayer they share is non-denominational.
Reverend Jackson also said that it was unfair that the jury has no black members. He challenged a reporter to imagine a situation in which a white person would be charged with molestation and have a predominantly black jury.
Colour has nothing to do with it, Jackson is either guilty or innocent; making this a race issue is a cheap political stunt by the Reverend.
Religion and politics do not mix.