This is the generation that will abolish abortion

Self Pro-claimed “Christian band” CONFIRMS their support for pro-abortion web site, sexetc.org.

FIRST THING: I want to make it crystal clear that I am not saying the members of Texas in July are not Christian, I am in fact saying that they are which is why we have a problem with them playing this benefit. I do not hate them and I want them to be successful as a band and would support them if they did the right thing here. I believe from what some of their friends have told me, they are good people. I am praying for them and for God to show them the truth about what supporting this organization publicly and to kids is doing.
That being said:

As I reported earlier this week the self pro-claimed “Christian rock band” , Texas in July is currently playing a benefit concert for the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual web site Sexetc.org.  The band refused to answer questions for almost two weeks about why they would support and raise money for such a raunchy, deadly web site.  Only after getting thousands of complaints on their facebook page from pro-lifers and confused fans did they make a comment. Now they have confirmed their support of Sexetc.org.

I will post the whole statement from the band and make comments through out the statement.

To all of our fans, we just want to say how thankful we are, for all of the support you’ve shown us with the new album and throughout this tour. It’s been amazing to see you singing along and moving to all of our new and old songs at the shows. We couldn’t be happier with the way things have gone with the release and we couldn’t have done any of this without you. We know that we stand out quite a bit on the Take Action lineup but we’ve been incredibly blessed to share the stage with and perform in front of the most understanding and welcoming people, who have all been open minded to our heavier sound and our personal beliefs.

Many people seem to be confused on where we stand on certain issues and we just want to apologize for this confusion and clear some things up directly. Texas in July in no way favors abortion and are at a loss for words for those saying hurtful and untrue things about our band’s beliefs and motives. We feel that this is the right place for us to be right now. This is, and has always been, about the music. We are excited to be sharing our music with an entirely new audience and will continue to let our music speak for itself.

First of all they do not clarify their position and identify as either pro-life or pro-choice, they just say they don’t favor abortions. Second they say it is just about the music, that statement cannot be true as this is a benefit tour to raise money for a cause and promote that cause. If this was just an album or a regular show maybe it is just about the music, but this is about promoting sexetc.org. Lastly in this statement they claim this is where they are supposed to be. If you are going to identify yourselves as a Christian band, then raising money for an organization that is anti-Christian cannot be where your are supposed to be.

We thank you for your continued support of our band and this album that we have put so much work into. We look forward to seeing you all at the remainder of the Take Action Tour dates and during Scream The Prayer with Norma Jean this summer.

The band clearly will remain on the Take Action tour and continue to raise money for and expose kids to this dangerous web site.

The next part below is the most heart breaking because the band is further promoting the web site and endorsing sexetc.org. By posting this and continuing on the tour they are showing support for sexetc.org and putting kids in danger.
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Below is a statement from Sex, Etc. clarifying their own mission as an organization.

“Answer and Sex, Etc. know that when teenagers are provided with accurate, age-appropriate information, they can make healthy, smart decisions that can help them both now and into the future.  We are committed to addressing a wide range of sexuality-related topics and presenting a variety of viewpoints to encourage teens’ critical thinking.  Our teen editorial staff and national contributors are pro-choice and anti-choice; they are abstinent and sexually active; they are of all religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations and identities.  Our commitment is to assuring young people that, as they are navigating the murky waters of adolescence, we are here for them to be non-judgmental and to provide factual, unbiased information and resources.

“Our latest issue of Sex, Etc. magazine is about sexuality and faith, a topic with which many young people struggle.  In our hypersexualized culture, teens are given conflicting messages about how they should think and act and what they should believe. It is imperative that they receive the guidance of trusted adults in their lives.  This is one of the reasons why we think it is so outstanding that a Christian band like Texas in July agreed to be a part of the Take Action Tour.  Christian teens, like all teens, have questions.  They need information.  They need guidance.   And if Texas in July tells them, “Here is this Web site with accurate information,” and we at Sex, Etc. say, “Here’s this information — now go talk with your parents about it,” we’re both playing important roles in helping young people stay healthy and safe.  That is our only agenda and our only motivation for doing what we do.”

The band posted this statement on their site and in this statement it talks about the band referring kids to sexetc.org for “accurate information”. Sexetc.org is the far from accurate. Sexetc.org celebrates a “Christian band” supporting them, that should make us all sick.

Here is the truth about sexetc.org which I have provided before and to the band:

The Director of Training for Answer, the parent organization of sexetc.org, received the 2010 Mary Lee Tatum Award, an honor given by the Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education to “the person who most exemplifies the qualities of an ideal sexuality educator.”

One of the website’s main topics is, of course, abortion, with several links to organizations like Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-choice America, Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom, National Abortion Federation and Catholics for a Free Choice. Every single one of these links is to a pro-abortion organization, and not one single pregnancy help center.

One of the articles on this site was written by a 16-year-old girl telling her story of being only 14-years old and pregnant from her 18-year-old boyfriend. The girl talks about running away from home to live with her adult boyfriend and his mother, and later how they help her get an abortion. Here is an excerpt from here story:

“My boyfriend and I decided I should have an abortion. We were worried that because I had run away and because he was older, he’d get in trouble if anyone knew we had a baby. We didn’t want to put the baby up for adoption or become parents.

After we made the decision, we didn’t know where to go for the procedure, so we went to a local Planned Parenthood to talk with a counselor. During the visit, which was confidential, I took another pregnancy test (to make sure it was positive), and then the counselor referred us to another clinic, because our Planned Parenthood doesn’t perform abortions.”

Once again Planned Parenthood looked the other way as an older man impregnated a young teenage girl; this pattern is undeniable. Lila Rose and Live Action have proven over and over again with their undercover work how Planned Parenthood covers up for sex predators. How many stories like this is it going to take to wake up the world to the truth?

Another article on this website is nothing more than a attack-piece against crisis pregnancy centers. The article entitled What You Should Know about Crisis Pregnancy Centers is full of lies and just what seems to be a made up story of how bad crisis pregnancy centers are. The writer tries to make readers think that CPCs will lie to them and that the information they provide is inaccurate.

In the FAQ section they say this about crisis pregnancy centers:

“These centers claim to give women complete and accurate information about their pregnancy options when, in reality, their agenda is to dissuade women from obtaining abortions. They offer misleading and medically inaccurate information about abortion.

Common names of these centers include Crisis Pregnancy Center, Pregnancy Aid, Birth Right, Open Door, or Pregnancy Counseling Center. The Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that there are an estimated 2,500 to 4,000 fake “pregnancy counseling centers” in the U.S.

So, where can you go for honest and accurate information about your pregnancy options? Honest clinics do exist, and you can find one near you by calling the National Abortion Federation’s hotline (1-800-772-9100), or through Abortion Clinics Online.”

Another section of the website is a comprehensive sex guide called “sex in the states” which they describe as “Teens across the country ask us: Can I get the Pill without my mom finding out? Do I have to be a certain age to buy condoms? Can I get an abortion without getting permission from my parents? Are there laws protecting me from harassment at school if I’m a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender teen?” This section is a great source for sex predators as it provides the age of consent and what constitutes a minor in each state.

Here are the screen shots of the 14 year old girls letter:

The band has clearly sold out for the money and exposure they are getting; selling out their so-called Christian values. They are asking kids to come to this tour and exposing them to the lies and danger of sexetc.org. They have also allowed all the profanity and Christian and God bashing statements to stay on their site, they only delete the people who questions why they are on this tour.

One of the most concerning things is the amount of abuse and outright vulgarity, hate mail and death threats coming from many who claim to be Christians. People are posting to our site that they are Christian but we can (Insert many foul, vulgar sexual references here). People calling themselves Christians and telling us how abortion is good and that Sexetc.org is a great site. The bands fans posting pornographic images of Jesus and Mary. Some of them have even been threatening me and wishing I was dead.

I would encourage anyone who is a fan of Texas in July or just concerned to see a Christian band playing this tour, to send them an e-mail and let them know you are disappointed. It is extremely important that you do so in a love and without name calling or being just plain mean about it. You should encourage them to leave this tour and take a stand for life.

You can contact Texas in July at http://www.texasinjuly.bigcartel.com/contact

Please join us and like this boycott page until they drop their support. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Texas-in-July-until-they-stop-supporting-sexetc-and-thier-agenda/201462106556279

33 Comments

  1. April
    Posted May 4, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    The Bible tells us that Satan likes to pose as an angel of light. What’s so obvious to you and I is clearly not obvious to these individuals. Thank you for being so vocal about this and for drawing attention to the deceit. I hope that every person realizes that we live in a day and age where everything needs to be investigated! Don’t let your kids participate in things without looking into them.

    As for accurate information regarding sex, my kids get accurate information from their parents and the Bible. They don’t need some “Christian” Heavy Metal Band to refer them to a website.

    It’s so odd that these so called family planning clinics are so against life affirming clinics that provide women with ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and counseling, simply based on the fact that they do not offer abortion information. Last time I checked, Planned Parenthood did not have Pro-life staff or counselors on their boards or in their clinics. They did not provide referrals to life affirming clinics or make every effort to avoid abortion as the final choice. It’s purely a money making industry that seeks to not only destroy our future generations, but ensure it’s own survival within the future generations that are fortunate enough to be born alive. Sick, sick, sick!

  2. Nick
    Posted May 4, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    In response to “April”,
    High-five to you for talking to your kids about sex.
    However, I don’t think the Bible is a good go-to for SEX. Seriously, sex? In the Bible? What does the Bible teach about sex, except for not to have it, and the various ways not to have it?

    • James
      Posted May 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

      The entire book of Song of Solomon (or Song of Song as some title it) is about romantic sex.

      Proverbs 5:15-20 talks about having sex with your own spouse.

      No where in the Bible does God “forbid sex” He forbids sexual immorality, which is a corruption of the beautiful picture He created for sex.

      The bible goes on to talk about how sex is spiritual; physical; and mental; and how marriage and sex inside marriage is a picture of Christ’s relationship to His church; and that’s the reason why God limits the scope of sex to one man and one woman in marriage.

      So, seeing that God created sex; I believe He is the foremost authority on it.

  3. Shannon Norvell
    Posted May 5, 2011 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    I must have missed where it said the name of the band… Who is this??? I listen to Christian music & I want to know.

    • Shannon Norvell
      Posted May 5, 2011 at 7:23 am | Permalink

      Never mind… I see it now. “Texas in July” …. never heard of them

  4. Kait
    Posted May 5, 2011 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    @Nick…you may not have ever read Song of Solomon. If you had, you would have seen that Solomon and his lover refer to everything from rejection by a partner with the excuse “I’ve already gone to bed” to oral sex. Take a look. In addition, 1 and 2 Corinthians refer to marital sex several times. I’d encourage you to read the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and you’ll see that everything you need to know is in there.

  5. Andrew
    Posted May 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    hahaha. ah shame, a band who is only supported by kids in there twenties and late teens wont see a dime from guys on the brink of a midlife crisis or old women.

    your boycott won’t affect anything

    • Posted May 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

      too bad alot of 20 somethings follow Brian. Such as me. Just now 20 years old in fact. I find it incredibly disturbing what Brian is saying. I did try to check out sexetc, but couldn’t get the page to load (oddly), however he does site well and any smart young 20 something year old Christian would not listen to the band. Too bad too; I like the heavier Christian songs.

      • Andrew
        Posted May 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

        Any smart young 20 something year old Christian WOULD listen to something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diy7PwkdxCI

        They are a Christian band, at the very least, bright young kids who don’t preach evil but love and understanding.

        Its ignorant to shun them because of being apart of this one tour. I’m certain far more people have been touched by Texas in July’s message than swayed to have an abortion.

        Random pregnant girl: “Well I WAS going to keep this baby, but since this Christian metal band is apart of a certain tour, I have no choice but to kill it. Get me to the nearest abortion clinic asap. I can’t get rid of this thing fast enough!”

      • Brian
        Posted May 8, 2011 at 2:48 am | Permalink

        Your kinda ignorant read this http://www.altpress.com/contributors/entry/sex_etc/ It will explain more on Sex ECT. and Texas in July Honestly their site does not really say go get an abortion but says use a condom and practice safe sex. Going to a concert and handing a kid a condom is not bad because in college you are handed condoms all the time does that mean we need to boycott education? The kids who are going to have sex are going to have sex and the kids who are not are not it is that simple. I think Jesus said to not judge well we as Christians should not judge their beliefs nor boycott them. Texas in July is actually one heck of a band and they have more talent than most Christian artists out there in the scene now. They are million times better than that worship junk that just talks about how great our God is.

        This site should be taken down because of this judging. We are on Earth to love not hate and this is pure hate. I will never listen to anything Bryan Kemper has to say because he cannot respect a small Christian Metalcore and what the believe. I as a Chistian can say to a certain extent abortion is ok but not if you wanted a fun night and regreted it the night after.

        • Posted May 8, 2011 at 8:05 am | Permalink

          I read the article you posted and it is obviously written by someone who has not looked closely at sexetc.org. I have shown very clearly the pro-abortion agenda of this site.

          I have also never once called the band pro-abortion, in fact them being pro-life is why I am so disappointed in them doing this tour.

    • Erica
      Posted May 10, 2011 at 1:56 am | Permalink

      Sorry to burst your bubble, but I am a twenty-something who is heavily involved in the Christian metal scene, and I support Stand True and their pro-life actions!

  6. Michelle Zhang
    Posted May 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I also hope and pray that none of us are sending hate and death threat mail to the band.

  7. marie
    Posted May 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    @ Andrew- your scenario of the random pregnant girl probably wouldn’t happen but this one is more than likely to:

    Random pregnant girl: I’m really confused and scared to have my baby, I don’t know what to do…….Is abortion wrong? what would God think? Well I know my favorite band Texas in July supports a website that clearly supports abortion and that I have a choice. They are a christian band and love God surly they wouldn’t mislead me. I can get an abortion it seems to be acceptable by Christians there for by God.

    Young girls are very impressionable especially by their favorite groups and adapt ideas according to what the see and here from them. Texas in July are full of wolfs in sheep’s clothing. By the way I’m 28 and had a had a child when I was only 16, I was totally scared, thank God I didn’t have misleading influences in my life. He’s 11 now and I have never regretted him for a moment! Most women regret their abortion!

    • Andrew
      Posted May 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

      I guarantee you no girl would way her decision based on Texas in July playing on a tour, if so, she’s clearly easily pursuaded anyhow.

      • Andrew
        Posted May 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

        You also have no right to call them wolves in sheep’s clothing. If you met them or took the time to get to know them you would see how wrong that ignorant, pre-judged statement really is.

  8. val
    Posted May 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    God is very precise: A woman delivers the true word John1:1, Rev 12:5, Rev 12:13 who restores Acts 3:21 all things to the world before Christ’s return. This woman exposes the lies of Satan who has deceived the whole world Rev 12:9. This woman creates a new thing in the earth by fulfilling God’s promise to Eve Gen 3:15, Jer 31:22, Isa 14:16. She is meek like unto Moses Num 12:3, she was raised up Acts 3:22 from the Laodicean church that becomes lukewarm because they refused to hear her Rev 3:14-17. She is also bold like Elijah Matt 17:11, her witness alone turns the hearts of the fathers to the children Mal 4:5-6 to prepare a people for the Lords return before the great and dreadful day of the Lord Matt 17:3, Luke 9:30. Moses and Elijah are together with the word Matt 17:3 they all three are in this one woman. Those who will not hear Acts 3:23 the true word of God now delivered to the world free of charge, as a witness, at the heel of time from the wilderness Rev 12:6 will not be allowed inside the walls of God’s coming kingdom from heaven Rev 21. This true word turns the hearts of the fathers to the children of God by giving the truth that not one child of God will be put in a hell fire no matter what their sins. It never entered the heart or mind of God to ever do such a thing Jer 7:31, Jer 19:5. God created evil Isa 45:7 to teach his children the knowledge of good and evil Rom 8:7, Gen 3:22 so that at their resurrection they become a god Matt 22:29-30, Ps 82:6. Prove all things. Be a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. You cannot rightly judge this unless you read all that has been written by this woman first Pro 18:13 http://minigoodtale.blogspot.com Time is short.

  9. Nate
    Posted May 5, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    God calls us to reach those who cannot be reached. In no way are they sacrificing their beliefs by playing a tour for an organization that aims to educate teens about sex. The site is extremely unbiased and in no way is telling teens to abort their babies. It gives options and explains them. You have no right to judge this band and their mission. Why don’t you go back to picketing in front of abortion clinics or in Washington where this fight can actually be won. I’m sorry to say that all of you should really question what it truly means to be a Christian. I will continue to support this band and many others that dare to venture outside the walls that many Christians hide behind.

    • Lostinnarnia
      Posted May 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

      well said=]

  10. Posted May 6, 2011 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Hello Mr. Kemper,
    You asked me, after I gave my speech at the ORTL banquet, if you could get a video of the speech, and I just wanted to let you know it’s up on youtube now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=od886vEWpPU

    God bless your ministry!

  11. Posted May 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I find it sad that the majority of this band’s “fans” actually have constantly been bashing Christianity, claiming to be athiests, and saying Christians are flat out brain washed. I wonder if the band knows they speak like this? or do they care? I myself along with Bryan have received death threats and endless harassment and bashes against Christianity. Again, these are their fans. Granted most their fans are teenage kids, it’s sad that the band does not stand up for what is right. Obviously this website, you know.. the one promoting sex, abortion, breaking consent to parents laws, and bashing pregnancy crisis centers that give each pregnant women/teen EVERY option (even abortion) and the facts on every option so they can make an EDUCATED decision, not be pushed into it like planned parenthood does. I should know, I counsel at a pregnancy center. Most pregnancy centers are true non-profit and refuse government aid. (unlike planned parenthood that takes all our tax money, then says they are non profit after they profit millions left over each year). I agree with Bryan here, it is not about the music, the individuals being “Christian”… it is about the contradictory of it all. And encouraging these kids to live by what they claim. It is about helping them. It’s sad when people just do not want to hear. I have kept a smile on my face every day, text from angry athiest teens doesn’t bother me or bring me down, I just smile and pray that they mature and become educated, and find moral grounds. I do somewhat pity some though. It’s a sad world.

  12. Lostinnarnia
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    I am quite upset with you bryan.
    I was banned from the facebook page when i had no “Personal attacks, racism, trolling, or cursing” in ANY of my posts.

    did you even read the article i posted???

    http://therockforlife.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/why-i-am-not-boycotting-texas-in-julys-participation-in-the-take-action-tour/

  13. Jan
    Posted May 7, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    I hate it when people assume young girls and women can’t make their own decisions. They’re our bodies and some backwards bigot holding a picture of a dead baby shouldn’t be telling us what to do with them. If I were pregnant and not able to raise a baby a band would be the last place I looked, it’s great that they’re informing young people and making them feel accepted rather than making a scared 16 year old girl feel like a horrible person for not being able or willing to support a baby. The band is supporting the christian ideal of accepting others for who they are and what they do and not judging others for their choices.

    • Posted May 8, 2011 at 4:58 am | Permalink

      “Our bodies” *sighs* … something in you that has it’s own arms/legs/brain/heartbeat/DNA is not your body. Not too mention what if that baby is a boy…boys have penis’s…. what are you as a woman going to DO with your penis that is “your body?” … Geesh. I wanna throw everyone in college biology just once, make them learn something. It would be asking too much to request they get a degree. 80% of girls are actually coerced into having an abortion, which takes away it was “their choice” … and not too mention the lies that are fed”it’s a blob of tissue” … right. I guess I am a blob of tissue too. The babies feel real pain, there is no justification to kill a child of any age. Not “I opened my legs but now am not ready…” not “My 40 weeks is work killing a child over, other than adopting or taking responsibility in any way/shape/form” … Give me a break.

      • Posted May 22, 2011 at 8:41 am | Permalink

        Dr J you dont have to send people to College Biology to see the truth about The Biology of Prenatal Development. There is a dvd that I believe is the best window into the womb The Biology of Prenatal Development,recommended age to watch 12and above http://bit.ly/fA0dW1 movie clip is from the dvd~ The Beating Heart in Slow Motion: 4 1/2 Weeks Pregnant http://bit.ly/8BAIYc This is just one endorsement of the dvd~~~~ This video production is a uniquely crafted portrayal of human embryofetal development that is completed by a succinct, but very accurate, description of the process. It is a joint effort that has utilized the expertise of many well-known professionals in the field of human growth and development. I have been invested in the field of perinatal pathology for nearly 17 years and I have not encountered a more widely useful, or expertly illustrated and annotated, video production. It is aimed at a nonprofessional and undergraduate audience, and, true to its mission, it is thoroughly understandable without suffering from over simplification. Thus, it is appropriate for education of mature, high school and college students and, also, for general health care education during pregnancy. However, a lot of its content and phenomenal imagery are of such high quality that it could also be considered for use in the education of a wide variety of professionals in the medical fields. It would lend itself well to introductory postgraduate coursework for medical, nursing, dental, and medical genetics students, as an easily viewed and integrated overview of human embryofetal development. I strongly endorse this product and believe it is a major contribution to general education in the field of prenatal development.”

        Ona Marie Faye-Petersen, M.D.
        Associate Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
        University of Alabama School at Birmingham*
        Head, UAB Microdissection Laboratory for Perinatal Pathology
        Department of Pathology, Anatomic Division

        for more….. http://www.ehd.org/products_endorsements.php#MedicalProfessors I have the dvd watched it and so have my teen daughters. They also have Study Guides that can be bought for schools for 12 and above… http://www.ehd.org/products_studyguide_documentation.php

  14. Mary
    Posted May 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Brian – you are doing a wonderful job trying to warn others about deceitful groups. I pray that God will continue to guide you and keep you safe. Some people talk about “judging” others, but this isn’t about judging. This is about admonishing the sinner. We need to be told the Truth, even if we don’t want to hear or see it. Those with eyes, let them see. Those with ears, let them hear. There is NEVER a reason or excuse for killing an innocent child. A preborn child is still a child. A person is a person, no matter how small.
    As a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, we are to live according to His teachings. If people are ignorant of His teachings, they need to take the initiative to learn them.
    In regards to teens learning about sex, their parents are their primary educators and should be trusted to guide their children. Sex is not just a physical act, but it also affects the soul.
    As a single mother of a teenage son, I pray that all who have or choose the responsibility to guide our young people will do so in Truth.
    And remember to ask those that talk about being “pro-choice” what it is they are choosing. What “choice” are they making? This is a life or death issue. Choose life then that you and your decendents may live.
    Without the right to life, what other “rights” matter?

  15. Chris
    Posted May 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Some are getting “hung up” on the is no judgement of others. We are not judging, God is. We are using His Word to tell us what is right and wrong. Clearly in Exodus God says “You shall not murder”. Enough said about judging. God will judge. Keep up the good work Bryan

  16. TA
    Posted May 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    If … 1+1=2 (in base 10 numeric system), would you argue with someone who says 1+1=3? (same system) or would you say thats their opinion I’ll respect that? Of course you’d argue. That statement is not true.

    So, for this “Christian Band” its either they support abortion or they don’t! Whats more important for a christian band? Money? Fame? Music? or teachings of the Bible? That is the Truth?

  17. James
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    First off, I don’t know who Texas in July are, so, to that point, they are irrelevant to my response. Secondly, my response has more to do with those who say they are Christians, but *support* (key word) obviously biblically questionable people/organizations; I’ve gone to the website in question and they do support and promote both universalism and sexual immorality.

    As I continue to say, if you claim to be Christian, you had best know “who” it is you serve. As I also always say; there are no gray areas in the Kingdom of God; you either stand for what God (Christ) has said…or you do not. (Revelation 3:15-17) God does not leave this open to interpretation, because He knows how we humans think…we love to find loopholes out of or in to something.

    For those who just love to take scripture they don’t understand and throw it in the face of Christians, you might say; “Hey, the bible says that Jesus sought and hung out with so-called ‘sinners’!”

    Of course He did; He came to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10) With that said, Jesus may have hung around with “sinners,” but he NEVER promoted or encouraged their sins. He hung around them to lovingly show them the way out of their sins. In other words, Jesus was like a mercenary on a “no-kill” search and rescue mission; He went in, not to smite the enemy (He would do that at the cross) but, to pull out the captives of Satan and sin. So, yes, there is a marked difference with what Jesus has done and what we end up doing. We either move with corrupt intentions from the word ‘Go’ or we start out with godly intentions and get swept away. We need to be careful as we operate in this world lest we do, indeed, find ourselves supporting sinful activities. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:12; “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.”

    So, to Christians, I say the Bible is clear that we are not to be removed from the world, we can’t be; we have friends and loved ones who are lost and need to hear about salvation through Jesus Christ. However, with that being said, God also says we are not to be like the world. Jesus has passed on His mantle of Spiritual Mercenary on “no-kill” search and rescue, and as Christians we are a part of that team. The Father leads us to those who need to hear about Christ; the Holy Spirit gives us a bold respectful love and the words to speak; we are the physical tool used by God to interact with the lost; once we’ve done our part of “seeking”, we Christians then move out of the way and the Holy Spirit comes in and does the “rescue”.

    If people want their kids to get “accurate” information about sex, does it not make more sense to go to the One who created it; God Almighty? Sex is NOT sin, God Almighty Himself created it. Sex never was sin, and it never will be sin, it is what we do with sex outside of what God has ordained that makes it sin.

    And if you still think, for some strange reason, that the Author of Sex; God, is against sex. Think again.

    The entire book of Song of Solomon (or Song of Song as some title it) is about romantic sex.

    Proverbs 5:15-20 talks about having sex with your own spouse.

    No where in the Bible does God “forbid sex” He forbids sexual immorality, which is a corruption of the beautiful picture He created for sex.

    The bible goes on to talk about how sex is spiritual; physical; and mental; and how marriage and sex inside marriage is a picture of Christ’s relationship to His church; and that’s the reason why God limits the scope of sex to one man and one woman in marriage.

    So, seeing that God created sex; I believe He is the foremost authority on it.

    Something else I always say is this, in order for evil to get ahead all it has to do is a perceived good. Commit the following to memory; “These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.” ~2 Corinthians 11:13-15

    Am I condemning Texas in July? Hardly, like I said I’ve never heard of them. What I am saying is that Christians (you, me, and whoever claims to be Christian) need to be mindful of how crafty Satan is and how much he enjoys bringing Christians down…by any means necessary.

    Again, if you call yourself a Christian…know “who” it is you serve, then…stand your ground in Christ.

  18. Joseph
    Posted July 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I met someone at Creation Fest 2011 who actually knows the band. And he said that they really have no choice in playing the tour, because their label/management picks what tours they go on, and they could either spend a year in court over breaking their contract and lose everything they have, or they could go and shine the light of God in a very dark place. Also, he said that they are definitely pro-life.

    • Posted July 7, 2011 at 8:31 am | Permalink

      That is just not true, they don’t have to play anything they don’t want to. They are not slaves, they are the ones who are in charge. I have been in the music business for 20 years, this is a cop out.

  19. Greg
    Posted November 12, 2015 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Seriously, you guys painting a negative light on the Take Action Tour and their supporters are ridiculous. They are a very positive call to action: education & understanding. I am a very good Christian, thus I do not judge others and simply show love and understanding as Jesus clearly taught us to do. He didn’t tell us to picket PP clinics, scold teens in compromising circumstances or contort unbiased information. Let’s face it, you don’t see pro-choice individuals picketing outside of churches all the time, do you?

    • Posted November 12, 2015 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

      Sorry but protesting a church and protesting a building where the chop innocent children into pieces is not the same thing. Would you have criticized someone protesting the Nazi death camps or a tour raising money for the Nazi death camps? Planned Parenthood murders over 700 innocent human beings a day in America alone, they need to be defunded, shutdown and prosecuted.

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