For Today have announced that guitarist Mike Reynolds, now infamous for remarks condemning homosexuality posted on his Twitter, will no longer be playing in the band.
In a status posted on Facebook, the band said, "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."
Vocalist Mattie Montgomery addresses the "'anti-gay' uproar" in the video below and apologizes to fans who felt condemned, attacked and alienated by the guitarist's comments. He invites fans to call him personally if they were hurt by the comments and goes on to give his phone number, dictated in the video: 251-281-8479