Although Michael Guglielmucci has scurried off into the Australian sunset into a therapist’s arms, it seems the stain of his fib can’t catch the drift.
You see, when you think lying through your teeth is a wise decision, you should consider the collateral damage. In this case, that would be global music production house, Hillsongs Worship, that decided to share the stage with the faux cancer survivor.
You have seen the video (check the aforementioned link if you haven’t), but have you heard this part of the damage control, as noted by Beliefnet.com?
Hillsong has made the decision to re-edit their latest DVD to remove the video clips of Michael Guglielmucci talking about his battle with cancer, which makes sense, considering he’s been faking illness for two years. They are also considering if any anything needs to be done with the CD.
Joanne Brokaw brings up a question that was posted on the Wall a couple of weeks ago, “What happens to the song, ‘Healer’?” I mean, the motive blows and the damage is long-lasting, but so is the message behind that tune.
Countless of saints were touched – and possibly healed – by the anointing on that song. Churches have sang it unison. People have hummed it in prayer. All the while, there was Guglielmucci strumming his gee-tar and standing there with his pants on fire. And?
Does that remove the power of God from the music? Does that erase the blessings saints have received? No!
If Hillsong is all about “people just like us” and “shout[ing] to the Lord,” that song will stay on the CD. Sure take away the guy and his ball-faced narration that serves as its preamble. We already know it. But there are so many more people – churched and unchurched alike – that don’t that song.
And to use a backporch witticism found on the Wall:
Either you throw the song away – and with it, all memories of Guglielmucci – or, you espouse the belief that if God can use the jawbone of an ass, he can use the vocal chords of one as well.
So, Mikey, I suppose it’s only fitting to say, “Up your nose with a rubber hose?” 🙂