John cooper, the leader of Grammy– nominated Christian rock group SKILLET, rebuffed criticism he received for his comments on the COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
During an appearance on Radio Apologia, hosted by Luc Pierson, a pastor / elder at Apologia Church, the 46-year-old singer / bassist, who previously publicly revealed he was not vaccinated, spoke of the reaction he received from mainstream media and the public for his claim that vaccines are a tool for government control.
Cooper said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “It’s a crazy time because there’s, like, a collective losing spirit. That’s right – the whole country, we’ve lost our minds.
“Usually I think I’m a pretty gracious person, or I try to be, where it is, like, I really don’t care, Luke, whether or not you get the vaccine. And I don’t know if you care if I get it. It doesn’t matter to me. There are some things you can choose from. But there was that collective spirit… I mean, people gone crazy. I expect half the country to eat weed.
“What’s really weird to me is that I’ve been talking about my faith in Christ for a long, long time in the mainstream world,” he continued. “Now let’s be honest – not everyone in the mainstream world is crazy about this. They don’t necessarily like hearing about Jesus, but they have always supported me – some have even supported me. will tell you what: the biggest bribe I have ever received – already – because my faith has been in my position on the vaccine warrants and the mask warrants. It’s like I – like the unforgivable sin.
“I said to my wife, I said the amazing thing it shows me is that it wasn’t the gospel quote, it wasn’t the gospel of Christ that got really, really angry – which means, “Jesus is the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the father without going through him. A lot of people didn’t like this message, but they can handle it. Will not do deal with you speak against the state. They Will not do Do with it. And what you’re really witnessing is a real that you spoke of against their God. You did not bow to the front Nebuchadnezzarthe idol of gold. And that’s the only thing you are not allowed to do. It was really amazing for me.
“So a lot of bands, they just don’t know what to do” Cooper added. “And when I say ‘they,’ I mean we’re there too. We just don’t know what to do, because you’re in an entertainment industry that’s largely driven by social media and media in general. And you’re not allowed to speak out against anything… I mean, you have RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE tell people that if they don’t get vaccinated … RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE became the machine. It’s crazy. I’m, like, wait a minute – I am the revolutionary here? I am the revolutionary and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE is just “government rock” now. My older brother coined the term “government rock”, which I think is pretty awesome. I think that’s pretty awesome, it’s a great way to make fun of someone. “
Last month, the Memphis, born in Tennessee Cooper, who lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin, said the COVID-19 vaccine mandates are “a lot more about tyranny than they actually protect people.”
During summer, Cooper opened up about his reluctance to wear masks, saying: “The question of wearing a mask, for me, is nothing more than theater. It makes me jump into an unreality, something that I don’t believe not, just to acquiesce either to the overlords – overlords meaning government, Big Tech [Editor’s note: A name given to the five largest and most dominant companies in the information technology industry of the United States — namely Google (Alphabet), Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft], big business, big media, whatever – to accept what they want me to do. Even though I know it’s not true, but I’m going to play along. And every time I put my mask on, I know I’m doing something that I don’t believe in. In other words, I have to lie… I have to jump into something I don’t believe in, and I live by a lie – I live by a lie that this mask will actually protect me from all harm . To nod to the government, which says I believe something I know I don’t believe. So now I basically live in a fantasy world. That scares me. And every time I put this mask on, that’s basically what I think. I know I do this, I know it’s show, I know it’s theater, I know my overlords don’t even believe it, because if they did, they wouldn’t break all their own rules. “
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