After two high-profile Christian leaders publicly renounced their faith in recent weeks, Skillet lead singer John Cooper responded to the disheartening news on social media.
“Why do people act like ‘being real’ covers a multitude of sins?,” the singer boldly questioned in his viral Facebook post. “As if someone is courageous simply for sharing virally every thought or dark place. That’s not courageous. It’s cavalier. Have they considered the ramifications? As if they are the harbingers of truth, saying ‘I used to think one way and practice it and preach it, but now I’ve learned all the new truth and will start practicing and preaching it.'”
Cooper’s charge to “value truth over feeling” and STOP making ‘cool’ worship leaders and influencers the most influential people in Christendom gained widespread attention.