Thousands of Teens Take Stand Against Teen Sex, Drug Abuse, and Suicide

|PIC1| BattleCry, one of the world’s largest Christian youth rallies, will take place in San Francisco at the SBC Park, March 24-25. The event will also take place in Detroit and Philadelphia later on in the season.

As an initiative of Teen Mania, one of the world’s largest youth organisations in the world, BattleCry will see tens of thousands of teens take a stand against teen sex, drug abuse, and suicide.

”We’re sick and tired of pop culture telling us it’s cool to sleep around, dress like tramps, get high on drugs and alcohol, and behave badly,” said 18-year-old Amanda Hughey from Orange County, California, who, along with tens of thousands of other teens, will take part this spring in the BattleCry movement. “Life is not MTV, and if we continue to live like we’re starring in those outrageous music videos, our generation is doomed.”

According to a Parents Television Council aired in 2004, MTV is profoundly influential in the lives of its young fans (watched by 73% of boys and 78% of girls aged 12 to 19) by glamorising drug and alcohol use, sexual promiscuity, and violent behavior. MTV airs on average 9 sexual scenes per hour and more than 8 un-bleeped profanities per hour.

|AD|This coincides with the shocking statistic that 80% of 15 to 17-year-olds in the U.S. have had multiple hard-core porn exposures and 8,000 teenagers contract an STD every day.

“It’s ‘virtue terrorism,’ and teens have had enough!” said Ron Luce, founder of Teen Mania, one of the world’s largest youth organisations, which is advancing the BattleCry movement and message. “The media and retailers who peddle this garbage for the sake of cash and controversy are doing so at the expense of our kids.”

Speakers for the event include Teen Mania founder Ron Luce, Rev. Franklin Graham, Miss America 2003 Erika Harold, and more. Music will be delivered by chart-topping Christian artists tobyMac, Pillar. Jeremy Camp, KJ-52, and Delirious?.

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