Christian Band Texas in July Raises Money for Pro-Abortion Group

Opinion   |   Bryan Kemper   |   May 9, 2011   |   12:52PM   |   Washington, DC

Christian rock band, “Texas in July” is playing a benefit tour for, a pro-abortion web site targeting youth.

Several popular bands including the Christian rock band Texas in July are playing a benefit tour for the pro-abortion sex education is a so-called ‘sex education’ website providing “sex education for teens by teens”. The site promotes abortion, speaks out against crisis pregnancy centers as well as promoting LGBT support for kids. The site also provides “how to” information for teens to engage in homosexual sex acts.

The tour recently welcomed Planned Parenthood into their Philadelphia stop and it did not take long to find the Planned Parenthood connection to

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.

It breaks my heart to see a band that identifies them selves as Christian get involved in a tour like this. We don’t have a problem with a Christian band playing a secular tour; it is the financial benefit to that raises the problem. Some people have tried to argue that this tour does not benefit; saying that they actually paid to be on the tour.  Here are two quotes from the Take Action Tour press release:

Celebrating its tenth anniversary of raising funds and awareness to assorted non-profit organizations, Sub City (Hopeless Records’ non-profit organization which has raised more than two million dollars for charity), is pleased to announce the 2011 edition of TAKE ACTION TOUR. This year’s much-lauded beneficiary is SEX, ETC.,

Ten percent of the cost of each ticket sold is donated to Sex, Etc. and Sub City 501c3 non-profits. Pre-sale tickets go on sale today at:

Full press release at:

With 10% of ticket sales go to and over 30 show with at least 500 kids per show, (some of the venues hold thousands) and about $20 per ticket; this tour could raise over $30,000 for

In the statement Texas in July released about playing this tour they added information about including this statement:

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.”

It is imperative that Christian parents know that Texas in July would send their kids to for information. This band is not only inviting kids to pay money to come to this benefit tour; they are also promoting this dangerous web site.

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. Note: Bryan Kemper is the president of Stand True Ministries, a pro-life group that reaches out to youth and young adults. He is the author of a new book, Social Justice Begins In The Womb.