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Ex-Of Mice & Men Singer Austin Carlile: “I Lose Followers Any Time I Speak About God”


Months before exiting Of Mice & Men, former vocalist Austin Carlile announced that he had been baptized and dedicated himself to God. Following his departure from the band late last year, he went on to hint that clashes over his religious beliefs may have played a part in his exit. Despite the consequences of being outspoken about his faith, Carlile continues to share praise for his spiritual beliefs, posting the following via his Twitter tonight, July 16th.

“It may not be “cool” to believe, it may not be popular, but the GOD of the entire universe loves you. Realizing this changed my entire life. I LOSE followers any time I speak about God or His son Jesus, ppl don’t wanna hear it. What I GAIN from knowing Him though… irreplaceable. & that’s ALL I want to share w anyone who’s willing to read, because there IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT. We ALL will die one day…. then what?

I turned my back on Christ @ 17 when He took my Mom. Literally ran out of hospital, threw head & middle fingers in air screaming “F*CK YOU!” The next 24 hours I tried drugs, drinking, & sex for the first time. In the next week almost went to juvenile correction for breaking &… … entering, grand theft auto, aggravated AND felonious assault… Followed by 10 years of alcoholism, drug use, loads of promiscuous sex & literally running away from God/doing all I could to separate myself from Him. My story is radical, but so is His LOVE, MERCY & FORGIVENESS.

The bible says WHOSOEVER believes/follows shall have everlasting life. WHOSOEVER meaning whoever, anyone, everyone. As you ARE & not having to change to come before Him. HE changes you. A matter of the heart (filling that missing space) & the heart is what He heals & restores x If God can change/save Saul who literally KILLED Christians for $$$, (later named PAUL & wrote chapter in Bible) He can change YOU & I ❤🕊”

Carlile himself is once again on the road to recovery following a series of procedures for complications related to Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder relating to the bodies connective tissue which he suffers from. He most recently was released from hospitals after a four week stint.