Dear Michael W Smith

Dear Michael W Smith,

Next time you choose to make a phone call to me–whether that be another pre-recorded diatribe or perhaps a personal call that doesn’t seem as much of an abuse of my time–perhaps you would humour me and not presume to know what my values are. I understand that the phrase “our values” doesn’t necessarily include the person to whom you are talking, but the implication was clear. And quite frankly, I’m a lot closer to sharing John Kerry’s values than I am to sharing yours.

Perhaps in your cossetted world the only issue facing America, or indeed humanity, is that of gay marriage and civil partnerships. Sadly that is not the case in the world I inhabit, the same world everyone I know seems to inhabit. There is, for example, the question of fiscal responsibility, there are issues of honesty and integrity, and there is that thing the faith from which you milk your millions calls for more directly than anything else: loving your neighbour and lifting up the oppressed.

Next time you choose to make a phone call to me, I would be happy to discuss these and any number of other issues with you. I’ll even try to avoid referring to your little slip-up last time you played in London where, I am told, it appeared that you thought U2 were British. But if you want my time, I’d be grateful for a little of yours in return, along with an acknowledgement that it’s a big world out there, a complicated world, and one that can’t be reduced to a single issue.

I look forward to your prompt response.

yours,

James Stewart

(emailed to: fanmail@michaelwsmith.com)

15 comments

  1. Dude. Good on you.

    rock on.
    Jude xx

  2. Thanks guys 🙂 I’m guessing he’s never going to see my message, but it seemed worth a few minutes.

    Now to work out a nice response should Third Day or Jaci Velasquez call…

  3. Well done. But my question is this:

    How in the name of all that is good and holy get on Michael W. Smith’s phone list!

    =)

    LOL!

    See you friday!

  4. Would that I knew the answer…. it might provide some clue as to how to get off…

  5. Any responses yet? Or is smitty a coward?

  6. No response as yet. I’d like to hold off a little longer on calling him a coward until he’s had time to finish celebrating and dancing around his shrine to Jebus (I nearly added an ‘h’ on the end there but decided against it).

    But for now, all the signs are that he is indeed a coward.

    (obviously he couldn’t be deluged with email and reads all fanmail personally)

  7. I’ve been listening to his music since I was 13 years old { I’m 27 years old now}.
    Every time Michael gets emotional, I get emotional. I wish I could give a hug so I could get a warmth inside of me. He’s very handsome & the other girls think so too. Every time I see him in concert, I scream with delight! I’ve also been a victim of abuse all my life. Well, bye.

  8. I’ve been listening to his music since I was 13 years old { I’m 27 years old now}.
    Every time Michael gets emotional, I get emotional. I wish I could give a hug so I could get a warmth inside of me. He’s very handsome & the other girls think so too. Every time I see him in concert, I scream with delight! I’ve also been a victim of abuse all my life. Well, bye.

  9. Janet – I’m afraid I find that kinda scary. It’s great that you enjoy his music (however much he may abuse his place in the spotlight) but perhaps you and Michael need to spend some time seeing other musicians?

  10. I’m sorry that yall feel the way yall do towards Michael. Michael has got to be the first person that I’ve ever really met, that was really in tune with God. Appearantly, yall must not have any values or a mind. Michael does God’s work by leaving his family and friends, to share his musical talent with the world. He goes to other countries and tries to help, by singing and worshiping with them. I think that yall are just a little jealous by the fact, that God has not given yall the gift to do the same thing. If you were in tune with God, then maybe you could open your eyes and quit trying to pick on Michael.

  11. Hi Jessica. Thanks for passing judgement on us not just one, but four times (don’t worry, I’ve removed your mistaken extra posts). It’s good of you to make so many presumptions about us, simply because we don’t like your favourite musician making assumptions in turn. Michael is more than adequately compensated for the task that we’re told God has given him, and I hope he’s compensating you for your work. If Michael W Smith will promise never to telephone me again, I will promise to never complain about his phone calls to me.

  12. quote – “If Michael W Smith will promise never to telephone me again, I will promise to never complain about his phone calls to me.”

    I think yall just summed it up very well there…

    ;o)

  13. “Michael has got to be the first person that I’ve ever really met, that was really in tune with God.”

    Pardon me for being obtuse, but what the hell does it mean to be ‘in tune with God.’ I mean, I know the Smitty can carry a tune, and I’ll admit, he’s got an above average voice…but ‘in tune with God’–what exactly is God’s tune?

    On a related tangent, if Michael is the first person you’ve met that was really in tune with God, I would ask you this: Where’ve you been hanging out? Certainly, there are Godly folk running around everywhere, right? Churches, bars, coffeeshops, Godly people can be found everywhere–one simply must take the time to get to know those people.

    Perhaps, what you really meant was this: “Michael is the first person to idolize the pseudo-spiritual emotion worship in the same way as me–and for that I attribute Godliness to him above all others.”

    Perhaps, I think, this might have been a better way to say what you feel than, “Michael is in tune with God.”

  14. smitty worship

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