Michael W Smith Is Sued

08.23.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Christian pop star Michael W. Smith is being sued by a Utah atheist, who wanted one of his concerts cancelled because of concerns over separation of church and state. Smith said it was the craziest thing he'd ever heard. Smith held a concert in July in Draper, Utah, and the city counsel deposited 21-thousand dollars for expenses to help him out, and advertized for the event on their city website. The atheist said no town should be backing a Christian venue. The town said they have backed hundreds of different concerts in the past-- even ones that weren't Christian.