Why The Silence About John Holmes?
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#1 Dec 24, 2006
He grew up in Pataskala. He's the only former resident to have had a major Hollywood movie made about him.
In one scene of "Wonderland" the town of "Pataskala" is even mentioned.
#3 Dec 24, 2006
No.....he was the worlds most famous porn star and was played by Val Kilmer in the 2003 movie "Wonderland"
#5 Dec 25, 2006
He had sex with over 2000 different women.
Can you make THAT claim?
#9 Dec 26, 2006
I have to assume that John Holmes had never accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. I do not know this for a fact, but gauging from the lifestyle he led, I would say that it is a fair assumption. That is why I say it was a wasted life. He could have done good and honorable things with his life. Instead, he lived a life of shame and degradation.
Judge not lest ye be judged.......
Since: Apr 07
#11 Apr 15, 2007
Hey raymond, in Kingsport, TN: The only people I know of who almost always quote the "Judge not ..." passage, are usually non-Christians, trying to exonerate their own consciences, by criticizing anyone who speaks out against evil! Jesus also said, "By their fruits ye shall know them."
Slade Walker obviously had it right, if he said, "A wasted life"!
To honor a porn star in his hometown or elsewhere would seem to be the height of ridiculousness! We might as well build a monument to all those great and marvelous philanderers: FDR, JFK, and "Slick Willy"!
Perhaps we could build it by molding it out of discarded wheel chairs, discarded back braces, used condoms, cigar butts and semen-stained blue dresses! And place it in Little Rock, AR, in front of the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor!
Since: Apr 07
#12 Apr 15, 2007
I believe raymond, in Kingsport, TN, actually meant "infamous" instead of "famous"; but I'm sure few people in Pataskla, OH, would want to honor him!
Maybe he could be "honored" by naming a newly discovered STD after him!
#13 Apr 24, 2007
FDR,JFK and Slick Willie all DO have monuments and libraries named in there honor.
Why not John Holmes in Pataskala.
BTW....Do any of his relatives still live there?
#14 May 1, 2007
I live in pataskala never heardof him
#15 Sep 23, 2007
I'm tired of hearing about John Holmes
when you people need to leave it alone , let him die , do you not realize his family still has to live with the pain , the embarassment, and the whispers for the rest of their lives?
This is 2007
John has been gone for 13 years
and you still have to dig him up!
and disect him as if you need to know more!
So Here is his story , John Holmes Was a selfish
bastard , that chose to live like a giggilo , and got into the drugs , the porn and the sex , he denied all our family , and then when it was all said and done , he came back and cried "help me i have Aids "
you reap what you sow in life
He chose to live that life , that Doesn't make him some big Movie Star in my eyes
He was DISGRACE
He infected a hell of alot of people with aids
with sex and drugs
and you still want to worship him as a GOD??
He is not Elvis , Or Mother Thressea , he was
as Man with a BIG problem that got himself into A biger problem than his MEMBER
He then turned to the drugs and the Coke
the stealing and the abuse .
He didnt love anyone but himself
otherwise he wouldn't have put MY FAMILY in all this shit !
Now we are older and his Grandmom is 90
we are 40
LET IT DIE AND LET HIM DIE
WE ARE in enough pain from the stupid movies to the murders in wonderland
when are you going to let him
This whole subject is sickening
like you have a facination for a LOSER
and you can call a killer .
Debra Leah Holmes
(John Holmes Niece)
#16 Sep 23, 2007
Hello i ran across your reply
as for my uncle along time ago he did attend church and did know christ
but as he grew older
he decided to walk his own path
and he got into the porn . John was a very high strung , bullheaded person with low self esteem
and he chose that carrerr over even his loved ones
Just as people deny Christ
John Denied his family
and ran from God and in the end i belive him contracting aids was GODS way of telling him "THAT IS ENOUGH JOHN , and he was taken out of this earth . I dont know if he ever recieved Christ
i hope he did , but that is for GOD to judge .
I just wished people would stop bringing him up as some MOVIE STAR cause he was a embarassemt to my family . now my Gram is 90 and i just want her to get ready to die in peace , but people wont leave it alone . it runs in the movies , the books and the news like Elvis its sick and i just want it to stop .
I appreciate your honesty
GOD BLESS YOU
Debra Leah Holmes
#17 Sep 23, 2007
to add to Lovely john Holmes
John Stole from the family , put out lives in jeopardy, even stole from his own Grandmom
he would rather live like hell than acknoledge
his own blood , so what he was a so called star ?
he was a theif from the beginning , and he used and tried to use everyone and everything .Wonderland Was
his last straw, he stole from people and in the end
he was a murder , weather by infecting other people with aids or the killings at wonderland .
#18 Sep 23, 2007
If anyone else wants to comment on John Holmes
I cant stop them , it's their right to speech,
but i ca tell you that John went so far as to
when he was in the porn business and he was Snowed out on coke he bought Gram a Mexican Fire Opal
and That piece of shit , asked for it back!
cause he owed people for drugs . How much of a person is a man that purchases things to show he loves his mom , then comes back only to visit to hve her give it back to him , cause his Drug issues
had him so desperate .
i can remember my Grandmom telling me that John was going to promise to send flowers at mothers day for her , that son of a bitch never sent her flowers in all the years he made it big in the porn business , but he was good to spend it on the
drugs and the cars and the girls he screwed .
can you imagine if that was your son, and
all the times he promised to remember you but
he never did untill the big word AIDS
caught him by the ass and he was not invinsible
i dont blame anyone but John himself
for the life he lived
not the Porn industry , not the money and not
and fame and fortune.
John Chose his path a path in the end was self
and the last time his mom seen him
she was spilling his ashes into the sea to say good bye in California
some kind of son huh ?
#19 Sep 23, 2007
no one died when clinton lied. your boy bush is a monster!!!!!!!!!!
#20 Sep 25, 2007
you need to leave it alone
let John holmes Die and live your own life
stop digging up shit that is none of your concern
if you had any respect for his family you would refrain from your comments , everything that was said was in truth , i should know im his niece you asshole !
and im tired of this whole john holmes omg he was a god stuff
his mother has been though hell here on earth
and watched her son die at 60 lbs skin and bones with Aids due to his life stlye , Yea we should just keep talking of him as some stud God with a big dick , when he has infected thousands of his
bed buddies with this virus !
and you think that calls for a memorial
your a asshole !!!
your all sick ,and twisted
sure my grandmom wants to remember her so called porn king son that was a user from the beginning
his so called freak member has now caused thousands of people to die !
some hero !
he may have been my uncle
and my blood , but he will NEVER be acknologed as
some damn hero.
#21 Sep 28, 2007
Did John actually grow up in Pataskala?
Just remember, you can choose your friends, but not your relatives!
Everyone has the choice to live the life they choose and pay for their own mistakes.
No one really judges your family by his actions!
Best of luck to all of you!!!!
#22 Sep 30, 2007
yes he did
and i hope that is true because it has been hard for espicaly my family to hold their head up high and tand heal from the pain and the embarassent
he has caused
and in the end he did pay dearly for his mistakes
and he not only paid for it in slow death and pain
he infected others with hiv :(
at one time he was a just a small farm boy
in a one horse town that used to be pataskala
and his mom tried to raise him the best way she
could , but john was rebellious from the age 5!
my grandmom is a very Godly person and can you amagine the heartache she went through
watching her son die before her.
now she is 90 and she still hurts from the pain
the pain from not just what john did
bu the press , all the bullshit , and the movies
having it slapped in her face over and over
and yet the public still thinks hes a king?
people dont take in account what me and my
sister and my family have gone through .
and i just want to slap people thinking he should be recognized for what he did . that is sick
i know he chose his life , but to make him out as some Elvis is WRONG!
in that case the memorial should alos put all the names of those he infected and have died from the HIV virus.
now maybe they will change their tune !
i am hoping that people will not judge my family by johns actions
but they still bring up , "het arent you john holmes niece " and they have even did it to my dad
his brother , when my dad would rather have seen him drown in a bucket first that is how angry and
how upset and hurt he is with his brother .
all i am asking is please let John Die
so we can heal
and my grandmom can die in peace
and thank you for the kind words
#23 Oct 3, 2007
I did not know him, but there are many who have spoken of his kind heart before drugs, which were his downfall.
I wish peace to you, your family and to John.
#24 Nov 28, 2007
Debra, I can not understand why all the hating about Johnny. You make it sound like he was some sort of monster. And for however much "damage" that you claim he has done to you, how is it that you say that he has been dead for 13 years when it is actually closer to 20 years?
He was a good Ohio boy who was brought up in an abusive environment. Have you never heard about the "cycle of abuse"? He left town back in 1960 for a reason, and there is a reason why he never came back.
He is a veteran of the United States Army, and for that alone he deserves our respect and gratitude.
And yes he certainly was an imperfect man. But you could say the same thing of the people who were responsible to protect him while he was growing up, who didn't.
Who is to judge? Maybe he reconciled with his Maker in his last days.
I choose not to judge Mr. John C. Holmes, who was a seminal figure in the American film industry.
#25 Nov 28, 2007
John certainly was no monster. In the award-winning documentary "Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes" (which is NOT a pornographic film), any number of people said what a wonderful person John was:
Mr. Bill Amerson, perhaps John's best friend said of John "He was just a country boy, who would do anything to help anybody... except himself".
Joel Sussman, another friend reflected on John;s generosity: "John did not trust many people. But if he did trust you, he trusted you with everything". Sussman went on to say how John helped him to get back on his feet after a divorce, getting him some new furniture and even custom-designing a gold ring for him.
Even Sharon Holmes, his first wife, made it clear to the producers of "Wadd" and the film "Wonderland" that she wasnted John's life treated accurately...but with respect. She perhaps of all people bore the brunt of his problems. But even she saw the humanity in John and tried to understand WHY he was that way. She did not candy-coat John's life, and she explained why she ultimately left him. But she still respects him.
WHY did John get that way? Was it the church lady who had sex with him when he was 12? Could it be the series of drunken and abusive men who came into his life at an early age? How might ANY of us turned out if we grew up being vomited on and beaten by adults at that age? Where was the one person who was supposed to protect John as a child? According to Sharon (in the documentary "Wadd"), when John was 16 he finally said "enough", beat the crap out of his tormenter, joined the Army and got out of town. If you have not seen that film, I recommend that you do, and then you will maybe understand how John got to where he got.
And one final thing, you state that John infected all of these people with AIDS. Really? Please name just ONE PERSON who John infected. I do not need lots of names, just ONE. You won't be able to do it because it just is not the case.
John was a complicated man, and at times cruel. A reflection of the cruelty that he witnessed in the 1940's and 50's. And later in life when drugs entered his life, perhaps he became a lost cause. But many of us see in John, deep down, a good but troubled man who wanted to come out but could not figure out how. And we hope that in the end, he found salvation.
Condemnation of John Holmes is not the responsibility of we mortals.
#26 Nov 28, 2007
Now that's one heck of a Christian attitude. "God punishes people by giving them AIDS". Tell that to Ryan White or other young kids who have died from AIDS. You telling us that God was fed up with them too? Sick.
I wonder if this is the same attitude that the bible-thumping church lady who had sex with John when he was 12 was professing?
By the way, I am a Christian too. But I do not put myself in the position of determining why "God gives people AIDS", or who God is going to send to the flames of hell.
It is interesting...the biggest names in Porn: John C. Holmes and Traci Lords, were brought up in Ohio towns by self-professed religious people. I wonder why that is, exactly?
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