"So many rock bands feel like they have a reputation they have to uphold," said John Cooper, the band's lead singer and bassist. "They have the ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n' roll' image and they think that if they tour with a Christian band, it may make them look bad or hurt their image. But some bands don't care if you believe differently from them, they just want to hear people who enjoy making music. We are still able to sing about what we feel passionate about and be true to ourselves, and at the same time we aren't turning audiences off. We don't come across as judgmental."
"We toured with Papa Roach on a co-headlining tour. They didn't come up to us and say ‘Hey, you can't talk about Jesus when you're on stage,' and we didn't say to them ‘Hey, you guys can't cuss during the show.' We could do whatever we wanted and they could do whatever they wanted. It's a mutual respect."
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