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For Today guitarist Mike Reynolds leaves band

Friday, January 11, 2013 8:03 PM PT


In what comes as no great surprise, For Today is in full damage control mode following divisive comments made by guitarist Mike Reynolds regarding homosexuality. For starters, Reynolds is no longer a member of the band and has been replaced by Sam Penner (In The Midst Of Lions). Additionally, frontman Mattie Montgomery has issued a public apology (via video), in which he even provides his phone number. Here's the official word:

Mike Reynolds is no longer a part of For Today. He has decided that now is the time for he and his wife to put their plans in motion to enroll in bible college, and to begin working toward full-time missions work in the Middle East. Mike will be replaced by long-timefriend of the band, and former In The Midst of Lions guitar player, Sam Penner, who will be appearing with the band as they headline their upcoming FIght The Silence tour.

Frontman Mattie Montgomery has also released a public statement to anyone affected by Mike's recent comments regarding homosexuality. The video can be viewed here:




129 comments


anonymous
1/11/2013 8:08:36 PM
haha, fcking christians

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:08:44 PM
Should i wear my for today varsity jacket to the Terror show?

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:08:52 PM
God is stoked.

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:09:25 PM
"bible college"

lmfao

1/11/2013 8:10:41 PM
lol the biggest bamboozle ever is a "bible college"

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:11:29 PM
Christ flip

1/11/2013 8:12:11 PM
lol now he can stone and imprison the homosexuals!!!

1/11/2013 8:13:33 PM
"...enroll in bible college, and to begin working toward full-time missions work in the Middle East"

From what I hear about the middle east, he'll fit right in

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:13:40 PM
gays are stoked. Literally

1/11/2013 8:14:34 PM
i wonder how god feels about covering your body in tattoos and putting giant holes in your fcking ear lobes. hypocrites.

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:15:53 PM
Unlimited phone plans are stoked.

1/11/2013 8:16:43 PM
Christian giving out his phone number and it getting posted on lg. This has potential to get interesting.

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:17:09 PM
they kicked is gay ass out. they should kick theirselves out. i went to a show they hopped on many years ago. they had a 20 minute set. played 2 songs and preach, no body wants to hear your fcking jesus shit

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:17:46 PM
gayS UNITE YOU fckING FUDGE PACKING PIECES OF SHIT - GO LISTEN TO MADONNA. EVERY ONE OF YOU SHIT TALKING ASS CLOWNS LOVE THE DICK

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:17:47 PM
All these clowns care about is money and merch sales. Of course they kicked his ass out...they didn't have any other choice

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:19:44 PM
^^ Mike Reynolds rocking the capitals

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:20:19 PM
lol@ giving out phone number

1/11/2013 8:23:58 PM
hahaha reynolds got "schooled". balls for singer handing out digits, now i am going to call him about each tattoo i cant see due to brownage

1/11/2013 8:26:06 PM
gayshit

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:27:19 PM
For Togay

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:29:38 PM
Giving the dude props for putting his phone number out for all you gays to talk shit. Kids got balls

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:30:34 PM
For Thegay

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:32:45 PM
textbomb time.

1/11/2013 8:36:39 PM
This is his way of hooking up with gay dudes to pound him in his ass. I say send him pics of some BBC (big black c-ck)

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:44:18 PM
Funnel aids chunk gaycum down your throat you cheese queef, guzzle my mud bubbles as your band are beatd priests age 80+

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:45:35 PM
never not hilarious to hear a human being talk like this guy

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:46:12 PM
You guys are still a shit band full of shit dudes. Break the fck up. It's 2013 for fcks sake.

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:47:52 PM
says his shit, quits next day. gives out phone number, new iphone 5 tomorrow.

anonymous
1/11/2013 8:54:45 PM
Someone make a meme about this

1/11/2013 9:29:44 PM
anonymous41 minutes ago
Funnel aids chunk gaycum down your throat you cheese queef, guzzle my mud bubbles as your band are beatd priests age 80+

you tried SOOO hard. not edgy or comprehensible

anonymous
1/11/2013 9:34:08 PM
"...enroll in bible college, and to begin working toward full-time missions work in the Middle East"

From what I hear about the middle east, he'll fit right in

wat? Middle east dudes love c-ck. woman are for procreating, men are for pleasure. you fcking gay

anonymous
1/11/2013 9:38:25 PM
lambgoat used to have decent people. I guess these gays love the c-ck and rock Attack Attack! while updating their facebook status. Too much gayry.

1/11/2013 9:40:40 PM
Video is exactly what the band needed to do, glad Mike got kicked out to preach in the east.

anonymous
1/11/2013 10:01:31 PM
god hates us all

1/11/2013 10:04:23 PM
full time mission work in the middle east sounds like the exact thing he should be doing.

1/11/2013 10:12:58 PM
Weeks later: former For Today guitarist killed by roadside bomb

1/11/2013 10:37:09 PM
Cowardly, running from it. Good job there, fella. Props to apologizing to save face and losing "fans." i would have taken the Chick-fila martyrdom approach myself. Way more bank in that. Christians love to throw cash at their "oppression"

1/11/2013 10:45:11 PM
I wonder if they blow their load on the bible ??? The vocalist also looks part sage/monkey.

1/11/2013 10:52:05 PM
If there is a god, hopefully this dipshit couple will get the IED treatment from Tusken raiders the moment they step off the plane. Good riddance.

1/11/2013 11:15:57 PM
WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS, FIND A PAY PHONE

anonymous
1/11/2013 11:28:16 PM
I most liked the part where he thinks everyones comments on social media sites did nothing to help the situation.... when in fact obvisouly mike reynolds was kicked out because of all the angry comments left about his words in a twitter related post. and how ALOT of the messages came down to how they were no longer for today fans from a result of his dick head words. did anyone actually ring him and speak to him?

anonymous
1/11/2013 11:48:17 PM
lol @ the well deserved shit boring life with his wife eating sand in the middle east while ill be fcking groupies two at a time, snorting blow, hailing satan, getting fcked up and having the time of my life and STILL ending up in the same place when i die as him... six feet below rotting and non existent. dumb christians. hopefully his wife gets gangraped by sand nigs.

anonymous
1/12/2013 12:59:55 AM
bibleflip

anonymous
1/12/2013 1:34:46 AM
I hope he gets decapitated by a roving pack of Allah Ackbars.

anonymous
1/12/2013 5:28:24 AM
Props for the phone number stunt. I bet that will get you extra merch sales. Too bad Jesus still doesn't belong in hardcore. Power chords are a sin.

anonymous
1/12/2013 5:59:40 AM
i don't think anyone cares this band started and if anyone leaves it.
I believe religion has no place in metal.

anonymous
1/12/2013 6:44:27 AM
Hopefully he and his wife are kidnapped and decapitated.

1/12/2013 7:07:39 AM
i_talk_shit
8 hours ago
Cowardly, running from it. Good job there, fella. Props to apologizing to save face and losing "fans." i would have taken the Chick-fila martyrdom approach myself. Way more bank in that. Christians love to throw cash at their "oppression"


this

anonymous
1/12/2013 7:09:16 AM
Starting a petition to rename lambgoat to trollgoat. Everyone on here, go fck a flagpole

anonymous
1/12/2013 7:19:36 AM
Why is it becoming increasingly easy to talk about religion and make fun of it?? These comments are so immature. Ohhhh, but don't say nothing about gays because then everyone gets offended. I guess this issue with this band really showed how the hardcore community really felt about Christianity. And I always thought the hardcore community was a place of "acceptance", whatever that means for the xBR00t4lx kids

anonymous
1/12/2013 7:31:38 AM
Sam Penner has been a friend of mine for almost 5 years. Congrats to him on getting a gig like this. He's a fcking tour dog through and through. However, the comments made by that other dude were super fcked up. fck homosexuality. fck sexism. fck racism. We're all fcking human, go fall off a cliff you fck face.

anonymous
1/12/2013 7:34:39 AM
^this.
Also, gays on this site listen to songs with hate-filled lyrics all the time and celebrate it as entertainment BUT if a person makes "hate speech" against gays the same gays start crying like babies. Grow up you ignorant gay LOSERS.

anonymous
1/12/2013 7:34:47 AM
Anybody wanna go halfsies on a batch of "FOR TODAY HATES gayS" t-shirts with me?

anonymous
1/12/2013 7:34:55 AM
Just read these comments hahahahahaha

anonymous
1/12/2013 7:44:05 AM
sending dick pics and child porn to his phone

1/12/2013 7:49:59 AM
these guys had the sickest jesus pogs and a super sick moses slammer. it was epic

anonymous
1/12/2013 7:54:23 AM
you should sue your ex-guitar player because I guarantee he has effed your careers.

anonymous
1/12/2013 7:59:23 AM
Bunch of ignorant stupid fcking pieces of shit you all are... Not the band you stupid fcks commenting

anonymous
1/12/2013 8:09:56 AM
^ someone's butthurt.

anonymous
1/12/2013 8:12:07 AM
Is this idiot from LOLabama? Because that's the area code for the number he gave out. The band is from Iowa.

anonymous
1/12/2013 8:55:00 AM
http://www.facebook.com/no te.php?note_id=10151170129 142827

He released a statement...

anonymous
1/12/2013 9:36:27 AM
"Unlimited phone plans are stoked." BA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HHAHAHAHAH

anonymous
1/12/2013 9:36:45 AM
"Someone make a meme about this"
THISx10000

anonymous
1/12/2013 9:37:13 AM
BEN ORUM IS STOKED TO BE JOINING THIS BAND ON GUITAR, HE IS ALSO STOKED ON LETTING THESE GUYS AND JESUS TAKE A HUGE DUMP ON HIS FACE!

anonymous
1/12/2013 9:39:33 AM
just "RELEASED" a statement like these guys are fckin important, i just released a fart and turd from my jerk into the toilet while i shit right now, thts a bit more interesting

anonymous
1/12/2013 10:31:42 AM
Keyboard Warriors are stoked!!!

anonymous
1/12/2013 11:36:18 AM
Nice fake personality/apology. This guy needs acting lessons

anonymous
1/12/2013 11:48:50 AM
CONFIRMED: Ben Orum from All Shall fcking Suck and Oblivionated rear Passage is the new guitarist/dildo tester of this band

1/12/2013 12:04:09 PM
PR Flip!

1/12/2013 12:07:26 PM
Translation: 'although we will not take back our words and dismiss our beliefs on the matter, we don't wanna lose you as a fan so please still come to our shows and buy tons of merch'.

gay get shot

1/12/2013 12:11:42 PM
alexcreate 2 hours ago
Homosexuality is just unnatural. There are two different genders for a reason. If? we were all supposed to love the same gender, why have two genders in the first place? Also, homosexual partners are in no way, shape, or form, able to raise a child properly.
Reply ·

Ladies and gentleman, alexcreate on the Youtube comments. Holy fcking gayry beyond words

1/12/2013 12:19:47 PM
The guy expressed his opinion in a non-hateful manner, I don't back it but I still don't get why this blew up so much. His comments didn't deserve any special attention, it would have been much more effective to just ignore the guy and not give the band all of this publicity, but apparently the cool thing to do nowadays is to freak out and be a social justice superhero when someone expresses their opinion to show how "accepting" and "tolerant" you are.

1/12/2013 12:19:54 PM
The hateful comments that people are saying on the net about this guy are honestly ridiculous and hypocritical. This scene is fcked, so much for "acceptance" and "tolerance." Fight me, anonymous internet tough guys.

anonymous
1/12/2013 12:59:38 PM
Guys that enjoy ass fun with other guys while listening to for today are stoked

anonymous
1/12/2013 12:59:41 PM
^^^ Truth. But you hafta remember gays are gonna gays; it's just a fact of life. Still, I feel really bad that a bunch of butthurt gay guys basically ruined this guy's music career. That is extremely unfair since he was just speaking the truth (not even in a disrespectful way).

anonymous
1/12/2013 12:59:54 PM
*gonna be

anonymous
1/12/2013 2:04:13 PM
When do I get to fck these kids? My shit is raging!!

anonymous
1/12/2013 2:32:07 PM
I'm NOT stoked because my mom won't let me listen to For
Today anymore. She said that you are a bad influence on me :-( x1000. I'm so pissed I'm gonna blow some dude now and hope my mom finds out. Yeah and I hope you read this too Mom I know you check my history. What are you going to ban me from next? Life? Vanflips4Life

anonymous
1/12/2013 3:33:49 PM
"Truth. But you hafta remember gays are gonna gays; it's just a fact of life. Still, I feel really bad that a bunch of butthurt gay guys basically ruined this guy's music career."

A bunch of people (gay and straight) who don't support bigotry and ignorance ruined his career. Well, actually HE ruined his career by saying ignorant shit in a public forum and by being in a shitty band.

anonymous
1/12/2013 5:57:47 PM
fck that! Gays are disgusting. Being gay is not cool! Its gross! Putting your dick in another mans jerk? WHAT IN THE fck! fck that shit!

anonymous
1/12/2013 7:23:33 PM
this ^

1/12/2013 8:03:17 PM
Nice deck

anonymous
1/12/2013 9:59:21 PM
bible colleges are stoked

anonymous
1/12/2013 10:01:27 PM
Chik-Fil-A is pissed

anonymous
1/13/2013 1:23:09 AM
These pieces of shit are garbage, sadly they come from my little shitty city. If I ever see his brother I'm going to fck him up. Runs his mouth and he's a fcking twig. The sad thing is there is no reason to even debate or discuss an issue like this because they're so fcked in the head, there is just no reasoning.,

anonymous
1/13/2013 2:32:00 AM
Leave it to the Christians to relocate a member after an infraction.

anonymous
1/13/2013 5:53:03 AM
Big Gay Al is not stoked.

anonymous
1/13/2013 5:55:49 AM
christians are stupid

anonymous
1/13/2013 9:27:56 AM
He did the right thing, LG does not approve.

anonymous
1/13/2013 11:36:59 AM
anonymous17 hours ago
"fck that! Gays are disgusting. Being gay is not cool! Its gross! Putting your dick in another mans jerk? WHAT IN THE fck! fck that shit!"

Making horrible music and dressing like gays is far worse. Face it, looking like a glam queen makes it look as if your trying to fit in with the gay crowd. Pushing christian right wing talking points is about 300 times more flaming. Todd Akin is stoked, Rick Santorum is bummed. Stupid fcking lemmings

anonymous
1/13/2013 12:18:32 PM
Dressing like these clowns do is not worst than putting your dick inside another mans ass. Not even close! You fcking idiot. Face it! GAY IS GROSS AND WRONG AND I HOPE EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS GAYS DIES OF AIDS!

anonymous
1/13/2013 1:08:25 PM
Making shitty recycled scene music and playing dress up IS just as bad, you butthurt attention seeking c*nt. Soon you will learn to love and respect molten hot rimshots and learn to love all orifii. Graze the Hole.

anonymous
1/13/2013 1:17:29 PM
hahah

anonymous
1/13/2013 2:44:23 PM
Problem with our country is that the things that are the MOST wrong are also the most socially acceptable. Example: we have flaming homos prancing around everywhere being self righteous about something which is ungodly, sinful and just plain wrong just shows how fcked up our country is. And straight guys and girls constantly hafta worry about gays/dykes hitting on them and possibly hurting them if they don't acquiesce. Get out of our country all of you, go somewhere else with that shit.

anonymous
1/13/2013 2:46:57 PM
PS: For Today is a good band, one of the better christian bands out there. And their job as Christians is to promote not just the gospel but a healthy lifestyle so they have all the rights in the world to take a stance against social problems (homosexuality and gay marriage being one such example).

anonymous
1/13/2013 4:09:55 PM
http://i.imgur.com/uk5At.p ng

1/13/2013 4:53:10 PM
anonymous
14 hours ago
Leave it to the Christians to relocate a member after an infraction.

anonymous
1/13/2013 6:03:55 PM
"And straight guys and girls constantly hafta worry about gays/dykes hitting on them and possibly hurting them if they don't acquiesce."


So which state in the bible/grain belt do you live in sweetheart? Calm down, grab a dick to eat, and relax. The world is not coming to an end you sideways thinking c*nt.

anonymous
1/13/2013 6:18:50 PM
everyone who has commented in a negative manner will spend the rest of eternity in hell. Just like homosexuals.
Just booked my flight to the Middle East you pieces of camel shit excuses for people.

anonymous
1/13/2013 6:37:36 PM
*** Respect.

anonymous
1/13/2013 6:38:09 PM
this gay-hater is gonna get fcked up in the middle east, that's fosho. Jesus can't save you from Allah's 8 year olds with 4 pounds of tnt strapped to their chest

anonymous
1/13/2013 6:39:32 PM
So which state in the bible/grain belt do you live in sweetheart? Calm down, grab a dick to eat, and relax. The world is not coming to an end you sideways thinking c*nt.

"Sideways thinking" meaning that I don't like dicks in my mouth? Well then, I guess I'm sideways thinking.

anonymous
1/13/2013 6:48:05 PM
RIP Zakk Wylde

anonymous
1/13/2013 6:52:03 PM
this gay-hater is gonna get fcked up in the middle east, that's fosho. Jesus can't save you from Allah's 8 year olds with 4 pounds of tnt strapped to their chest

Since Muslims are cool with gays right? So now you're not only homo but racist and miseducated too. Get outta here with that. You think that you can spew hate and bigotry on the internet as an anon well aren't you so great? Go to hell.

anonymous
1/13/2013 7:23:19 PM
Just because your Christian does not entitled you to be a direct PR/Spokesperson for Jesus. Many people for instance think baptists are more than backwards as fck. The Religious crusades ended thousands of years ago, yet every city south of Chicago has yet to get the fcking message. Good luck trying to convince muslims in the middle east your God is the right one.

anonymous
1/13/2013 7:47:30 PM
Jesus, Abraham and Mohammed are all prophets (and founders of their respective religions) and are equally important. Instead of trying to convert Muslims to Christianity, all the religions/ethicities and their leaders should work together and develop friendships with each other. Just my two cents. Troll away.

anonymous
1/14/2013 6:09:33 AM
hate preaching christian outed as the backward moron he is. news at 11.

anonymous
1/14/2013 6:46:08 AM
I bet half you idiots haven't even heard For Today.

anonymous
1/14/2013 6:48:30 AM
Jesus, Abraham and Mohammed are all prophets (and founders of their respective religions) and are equally important. Instead of trying to convert Muslims to Christianity, all the religions/ethicities and their leaders should work together and develop friendships with each other. Just my two cents. Troll away.

The fck Mohammed? Dude he was apart of the Muslim relgion. According to Muslims he's the father of both Judaism and Islam.

anonymous
1/14/2013 7:49:41 AM
You're right. Don't need too.

anonymous
57 minutes ago
I bet half you idiots haven't even heard For Today.

anonymous
1/14/2013 8:24:01 AM
did you know the Muslims say theyre a religion of PEACE?????

anonymous
1/14/2013 8:27:57 AM
mattie is a girls name. the second he said he prayed i stopped the video. this guys agay not because he hates gays pre se but because hes religious. band pry sucks too.

anonymous
1/14/2013 9:09:55 AM
did you know the Muslims say theyre a religion of PEACE?????

That's cause they ARE a religion of peace. The Jews are the genocidal maniac religion. They killed Jesus, they killed Yitzhak Rabin. Muslims are good people. Maybe if our country stopped hurting them and hurting their countries and trying to overthrow their leaders (Mubarak, Assad, etc) we could get somewhere in the world.

1/14/2013 9:32:04 AM
anonymous
1 day ago
Leave it to the Christians to relocate a member after an infraction.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

anonymous
1/14/2013 10:11:50 AM
Was blatantly kicked out after they realised he had pissed off 9 out of 10 bands on the scene, hahaha gays

anonymous
1/14/2013 10:41:04 AM
It's never right(if i was half educated as most on here it would be "write")to make stupid comments about anothers behavior and or beliefs- esp when hiding behind a religion. Most of us can agree on that.

anonymous
1/14/2013 10:42:04 AM
However, i find it funny and hypocritical that most of the negative comments on here and other sites are directed to a person who is stating their(again, there?! learn grammmar dipshits) belief system. Right or wrong they have the freedom to think and even say it. You are free to backlash and post your thoughts.

anonymous
1/14/2013 10:43:18 AM
But the most offensive thing to me is look at alot of the bands in the scene, on this site and in magazines.
Terrible anti religion(mostly against christianity)kill jesus beat the virgin mary kill kill kill guts gore death. Many are racist (look at some of the black metal bands)alot of others are homophobic. THAT seems to be all good and ok. But attach christianity to it? fck all!! That's the worst offense out there apparently.

anonymous
1/14/2013 10:43:59 AM
Some of those bands do it for the shock value of course, but may believe and practice it. Ghost, watain, etc.

anonymous
1/14/2013 10:44:41 AM
EVERYBODy just shut the fck up and let people believe the wat they want. Don't like it? Don't buy listen or give two shits about it!
Find something better to do with your time- like volunteer at a gay bar or burn a church down.
Not snivel like little bitches on the internet. Same goes for all you "Rock Star" repliers that feel the need spout off too. Nobodys right or wrong in this

anonymous
1/14/2013 10:48:59 AM
It's alright guys, this is all irrelevant, I'll let you in on a secret, god and Jesus aren't real.
Myth busters are stoked.

anonymous
1/14/2013 12:41:27 PM
^^^ Hope you enjoy hell. :)

anonymous
1/14/2013 12:46:58 PM
But the most offensive thing to me is look at alot of the bands in the scene, on this site and in magazines.

Black metal and death metal and alot of hxc (Earth Crisis or Hatebreed) for example is demon music sent to us directly from hell; when you listen to it you are opening the door to some very scary demons. Not all spiritually positive music is christian AND not all "christian" music is positive (Impending Doom =demonic) but the key is to listen to positive music.

anonymous
1/14/2013 12:53:21 PM
Positive in the sense that the lyrics are uplifting and not all about death and destruction and hating others. Again, not all of this music is christian. Each of us has to find our own way but I will tell u from experience that you will feel alot better once you start listening to uplifting/positive music whether it is metal, rock, trance, house, hip hop or what have you. Within the current metal scene I would recommend Northlane or Oh Sleeper or The HAARP Machine.

1/14/2013 4:37:46 PM
Notice how this fcking half negro retard doesn't even take back their words, or refute their ex-guitarist's beliefs. All he says is "rather than explaining or justifying our words, let's just save a big debate that's gonna land us into hot water and say 'sorry' for the hell of sorry so we don't lose anyone as fans and get on with our lives".

1/14/2013 4:38:07 PM
And no, of course the guitarist didn't leave the band because he's kicked out, but he's continuing his bullshit bible studies to further indoctrinate others with his bigotry. fck off you self righteous jerks.

anonymous
1/15/2013 5:22:01 AM
In the Midst of Lions > For Today...a guitar from a better band doesn't fix your shitty sound

anonymous
1/15/2013 9:47:28 AM
anonymous21 hours ago
^^^ Hope you enjoy hell. :)

I won't have to think about enjoying hell...it doesn't exist either! Oooossshhh! Mind blown.
Naive people are stoked

anonymous
4/12/2013 1:03:59 PM
Hadephobia- The fear of hell
Created by the Bible. Created by man. Tool to control the masses for more than 2,000 years. If god truly speaks to someone he would never want them to read a book he would guide them through his divinity in their hearts. Reading a book inspires knowledge and knowledge is considered evil in the bible. Ironically the ancient crusades caused thousands to die simply because man was not intelligent enough to interpret the Bible and realize they were doing wrong.