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Wednesday 7th May 2008

Michael McDermott talks about his 2003 drug bust

AMERICAN singer/songwriter Michael McDermott was interviewed in the May issue of Third Way magazine. In it Michael spoke about his troubled Christian faith including his arrest in 2003 for cocaine possession. Said McDermott, "In 2003 I was at a friend's concert in California. They frisked me as I went in and found a bulge, so the bouncers cuffed me. The police came and took me to Cook County jail, where I stayed overnight. I was there breathing on the glass writing out 'Help me' with my finger. The foxhole prayers I talk about in my song 'The American In Me' relate to that night; prayers that atheists in the trenches would call out to God in fearful religious fervour. But I felt mine that night were a bastardisation of prayer. I deserved to be there." CR

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