There are some musicians who are really Christian. There are some musicians who are really homophibic. For Today guitarist Mike Reynolds happens to be that wonderful combination of both.
For Today is a metalcore band on Razor & Tie Records. They have a sizable following. For some reason, Reynolds wasn't happy with this so he decided to speak up and alienate some of his fan base with a recent Twitter meltdown:
“There IS a state church being formed, there is going to be an exclusive acceptance of preachers who advocate the LGBT. Don’t be deceived, homosexuality is a sin. This sin with all other sins is what Jesus died for. He conquered so that we would be free.
No such thing as a gay Christian, the same as there is no such thing as a Christian who loves his sin. Don’t be fooled by the formation of a state church as though the government is being converted, they only use the name of Jesus for their Progressive liberal agenda.
If you are a Christian then separate yourself from this civil religion that advocates sin. Be true to God.”
This guy is a total winner. It'd be easy to point out all the verses in the bible that say everyday things that we do are sins (like those tattoos you have, Mike), or even go on a whole rant about religion itself, but I think this NSFW photoshop that I found on Tumblr eloquently surmises the only proper retort to this sort of lunacy. You are giving Christians and metalheads a bad name.
For Today is set to kick off a headlining tour if any of you dudes want to show up and flirt with Mike to make him feel uncomfortable.
[via Metal Insider]