Wednesday, August 02, 2006

ALICE COOPER: His conversion is old news but his teen center isn't!

Former shock-rock star Alice Cooper (58) is working on his good works and Phoenix youth should benefit.
Imagine Alice Cooper, the gender-bending, shock-rock legend of American music, establishing a teen center where kids can learn to play guitar, shoot hoops and find Jesus.

Outrageous as a blood-splattering concert by long-haired men in makeup?

You bet.
Cooper was outrageous until he met the Lord; yet even though the Lord has made him "a new creature; the old things passed away", in the eyes of the world he is a big named celebrity.

I am not a big fan of celebrity conversions, in fact I am a cynic. The road to hell is littered with too many carcasses of those who've claimed a relationship with Jesus, who've then gone off to sully His Name.
Since 1995, Cooper has overseen Solid Rock Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides funding to children's causes and college scholarships to Christian students.

Cooper insists that his stage persona is the polar opposite of his personal life: He's been married 30 years "without cheating" on his wife, Sheryl, and they've raised three children who are not criminals, druggies or dysfunctional.

The son of a Christian minister and grandson of an evangelist, Cooper said America "needs a good hypodermic needle shot of morality."
Sorry, but I can't ascribe to this form of opportunistic Christianity ... I will just remain a cynic about celebrity conversions. Jesus said,
"No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth."
Luke 16:13
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