Stryper frontman Michael Sweet has called out Slayer for not practicing what they preach. Speaking on a recent episode of Fozzy frontman and pro-wrestling legend, Christ Jericho's podcast, Talk Is Jericho, Sweet, a proud and devout Christian who has always injected elements of his faith into the music of Stryper, used Slayer, specifically vocalist Tom Araya as an example of an artist who doesn't practice what they preach.
""I recently, in the past few yeas, said quite a few times, and it's really caused a stir, that we're not a Christian band. And people say, 'What?' But we're Christians in a rock band. And there's a difference. We practice what we preach. We're not perfect — in any sense of the word, we're not perfect — but we really do our best to represent Christ, represent God and all that God stands for.
But it's funny when you hear about Slayer, and you think Satanic band, pentagram, evil, and then Tom is going to church every Sunday with his kids. Which is great. But my point is it's a polar opposite of what they represent themselves as. Stryper, on the other hand, you get what you get. We are what we are on stage and off stage."
When you're done listening to the podcast, you can compare the two bands by watching the videos for Stryper's To Hell With The Devil and Slayer's Raining Blood below.
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