'I Could Not Be Silent About Christ': Skillet's John Cooper Was Told to 'Stop Talking About Jesus', He Got Even More Vocal
Added 05-16-22 08:05:02am EST - “Skillet frontman John Cooper recently shared details about a time when he was told to "disassociate from Christianity" if he wanted to become truly successful in his career.” - Www1.cbn.com
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Skillet frontman John Cooper recently met up with CBN's Studio 5 while on tour to promote the group's latest single "Surviving The Game." He shared about a time when he was told to "disassociate from Christianity" if he wanted to become truly successful in his career. He chose to stay the course for Christ.
During a recent interview with Focus on the Family, Cooper revealed that a decade ago, a businessman tried to explain how much potential Cooper had, but the caveat was that he should stop focusing on Jesus.
"After a gig, we were on tour with some mainstream acts ... very popular acts. We were opening," Cooper told Focus on the Family. "And we were just beginning to kind of hit a little bit. This guy, in his defense, was being very nice. I mean, he singled me out and he pulled me aside and said, 'John, I wanna tell you this 'cause no one else was gonna tell you. You guys, I believe, could be the biggest band in the world. I think you could be the next biggest band in the world. You guys have the look. You've got the sound. You've got girls in your band.'"
Then the gentleman warned Cooper about his Christian faith, which the man contended was holding him back from real fame.
"And he said, 'You guys also sing about very spiritual things. People really want spiritual music and you've already got it. You've been doing it,'" Cooper continued. "'So, it's your time but you have got to disassociate from Christianity. You've got to stop talking about Jesus so much. Don't do Christian interviews. Don't do Christian music festivals. If people ask you what your song's about, I'm not telling you to lie. Just don't offer up the information about Jesus.'"
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