Yeah, I know.
It doesn’t make any difference to many of us. We’ll talk about how it’s not a Bible, and maybe claim it’s a paraphrase,* as if that makes everything okay. Or we’ll reject calls for investigation and cast every criticism of The Message as judgmental. People find all kinds of reasons to defend use of this unholy book.
Nevertheless, please read The Message’s blasphemous rendition of Micah 3:5:
Here is God’s Message to the prophets,
the preachers who lie to my people:
“For as long as they’re well paid and well fed,
the prophets preach, ‘Isn’t life wonderful! Peace to all!’
But if you don’t pay up and jump on their bandwagon,
their ‘God bless you’ turns into ‘G- – d- – – you.’ (bold emphasis mine)
[Reader, the entire full-letter profanity is in The Message “bible.”]
As is so often the case with The Message, (earthly middleman) Eugene Peterson has savaged God’s Word. Genuine translations of Micah 3:5 are far different.
Here is Micah 3:5 in the NASB:
Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray;
When they have something to bite with their teeth,
They cry, “Peace,”
But against him who puts nothing in their mouths
They declare holy war.
And here is the KJV translation of Micah 3:5:
Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
The Lord makes clear we are to revere His name:
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Exodus 20:7, KJV)
As David Guzik notes in his excellent commentary:
a. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: We can break [this] commandment through profanity (using the name of God in blasphemy and cursing), frivolity (using the name of God in a superficial, stupid way), and hypocrisy(claiming the name of God but acting in a way that disgraces Him). 
i. Jesus communicated the idea of this command in the disciple’s prayer, when He taught us to have a regard for the holiness of God’s name (Hallowed be Your name, Matthew 6:9). 
Don’t allow celebrity Christians or any other person to mislead you about Eugene Peterson, author of The Message “Bible.”
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)
Test the spirits. The Message is not of God.
*The Message is not a paraphrase because Eugene Peterson added, subtracted, and altered.