I'm Rob, a former Baptist youth pastor with (apparently) some unconventional ideas about faith, teens, parenting, and Marilyn Manson. I'm here by request to answer your questions. AMA!
My bio: Hi, Reddit! I'm Rob. I worked in youth ministry, primarily in a Baptist and/or Evangelical context, from 1998 to 2013.
When I worked as a youth pastor at a Baptist church, I was occasionally approached by parents concerned over their children listening to your music. Usually, I would pull up your segment in Bowling for Columbine. I would follow this by encouraging these parents to listen to their children, and to experience their kids' music together. Maybe ask questions like, "What do you identify with in this music? Why is it meaningful to you?" And to actually listen to their answers. Some dismissed me, but others took me up on this suggestion. For the ones who tried it, both the kids and their parents actually learned a lot about each other. All that to say, thank you for being a thought-provoker, question-asker, and notion-challenger.
In addition to a tremendously unexpected 6,000 upvotes, gifts of Reddit gold, and hundreds of replies and messages, I was repeatedly asked to do an AMA myself. I have no idea what you'd like to ask, but whatever it is, I'll do my best to answer it!
My proof: I provided the moderators with documentation from the church with my name and job title, along with my state ID and a selfie-verification. They gave me the go-ahead, so let's do this!
EDIT: Thank you SO very much, Reddit, for being such gracious hosts and thoughtful question-askers. If I haven't responded to your question yet, I'll keep working through them, and I promise to get there soon.