Christians have a new poster child, and he comes with his own mug shots.
Rourke will grace the cover of Relevant magazine's March/April issue. [Spoiler alert.]
The article covers Rourke's brutal experiences growing up, his life as a boxer and the fateful night when--on his way to kill the man who raped his girlfriend--he decided to stop by church one last time.Uh..., how about Romans 12:19?
Rourke describes his first encounter with the priest who is now an important mentor in his life: "It was gonna be more than a punch in the mouth, and the guy deserved more, but Father Peter gave me the rap about, 'Where in the Bible does it say, "'Vengeance is mine,' says Mickey Rourke"?'" It was a question that changed Rourke's life.