Repost: Dissent of the Day
I’ve verified the authenticity of this post (having spoken on the phone with the author and contacted Roy Hayes and Vivici/CMP), and am as comfortable as you can be online that the author is who he says he is. Thus I’m resposting the Dissent of the Day as it appeared yesterday, with your comments (for more context on this, see here). This is the internet, so I guess you can never be a 100% sure of anything, and if anything changes I’ll keep you posted. But for now, we return you to your regularly scheduled discussion.
i am sorry but after reading the update from Avery i just had to respond.
Sir, i am the Chairman of a public company whose partners include IBM and many other high profile companies. We have sponsored red carpet events in LA and NYC, Indy racing and other events. We have best of breed partners and associate with the finest and most professional organizations. I can tell you as a sponsor i take exception to the inaccurate silly comments regarding the event at Carnigie.
The one thing that is missing in all the previous comments by you and others is that this was an event on Thanksgiving Friday. What a blessing to those who attended. Christian and non-christian, jew and gentile. A first class event that moved many to tears including myself even prior to intermission.
While your backhanded and cowardly apology elevated the degree of respect i have for you as a commentator slightly higher than zero, I am quite frankly amazed at your last comment.
Check your facts dude! The fact is our company assisted in the funding of the event. We saw value in both commercial and spiritual benefits of doing so. Further, what right do you have to disrespect something without going directly to the sources in order to form an educated and informed insight into the event.
Lives were changed, and the good news was presented in a manner that no one could deny was and is above reproach.
Our company, CEO America Inc. www.creditz.com, choose to support the event as soon as we had the opportunity to meet the management of CMP.
I will tell you sir, that we are prepared to support this event next year as well.
Additionally, despite your petty thoughts that only reflect poorly on you as a commentator, use your own forum to redeem yourself and update your blog with truth, integrity and respect for those who have done an amazing service to the gospel music industry as a whole.
Dialogue and discussion is good. Lies, rumors and innuendo is not becoming to anyone. So, come on Avery, fess up, make me a fan and who knows….we may sponsor and support you as well.
CEO America Inc.
Hmmm. I’m not sure how much clearer I can make it beyond saying I was “wrong” about several details and pointing out that “I stand corrected,” but in ways that don’t change my underlying skepticism about AGM. But no matter. It’s all good. I doubt, though, that you should hold your breath while looking for CEO America ads on averyfineline.com any time soon.
Having now heard from key backers of AGM, this makes me wonder: what do the pastors and programming directors at the larger(ish) churches and other venues AGM is aiming for think about what they’ve seen so far? It’d be fantabulous to hear from (potential) players in this enterprise other than those with direct financial stakes in it.
Update: Via reader DA, another press release about the NYC event that might help flesh the context of this discussion a bit more.Email this Post