First we had an endorsement of premarital sex.
Then we had profanity directed at God’s house.
Now, NewSpring’s youth group maintains its momentum with murder and hate in a tirade seemingly plucked from the hymnal of the Bloods and the Crips.
Youth pastor, Brad Cooper, highlighted his band’s performance of a song whose lyrics are so violent I’d be ashamed for someone to find it on my iPod, let alone offer it in God’s house as worship.
Here’s a sampling of the lyrics:
[You] Don’t wanna step to me unless you plan on losin’
I’m here to battle, baby. I dance to kill.
Time to go all in.
Move to kill ’em all.
We dig them trenches so they be trippin’
Annihilation of the enemy. Wrath pours down when I move my feet.
Fall in all my new recruits. Now you’re in my troop.
They can scratch and claw, We ain’t backin’ off.
I have developed low expectations when it comes to NewSpring’s worship, though they keep surprising me and lowering the bar in new and creative ways.
(Note to commentators, before you huff and puff about taking the song out of context, you might want to defend BCoop’s boastful post, the point of which is to present his so-called “dirty” song out of context. Where does he show off the songs that actually worship God?)
I once criticized Cooper for describing his worship as BAMF.
Perhaps he was right.