Tom Araya: Bass player & vocalist, Slayer
On the face of it, electing a man Pope who sings lyrics like "God hates us all, God hates us all / You know it's true God hates this place / You know it's true he hates this race" seems odd. On the other hand, Araya is a Chilean-born Catholic who takes his faith seriously. When an interviewer asked him if there was "conflict in his spirit" between the anti-religious lyrics and his own Catholic beliefs, Araya claims he can separate the two. After selling an estimated 20 million records, touring endlessly and bringing joy to millions, he clearly is on the right side of some higher power.