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Day of Purity

Everyone break out the Jeebus rings now. (AgapePress):

Liberty Counsel is emphasizing the importance of a national Day of Purity and pointing people to a website — — for resources relating to the annual observance. The pro-family legal defense, education, and public policy organization points to shocking statistics indicating the seriousness of the problem of sexual immorality among America’s youth.

For instance, in 2005 the National Center for Health reported its finding that more than half of U.S. 15-to 19-year-olds have engaged in oral sex; and in that same year, an HIV-support advocacy organization found that 2.3 million people under age 15 were infected with the virus that causes AIDS. As a recent Liberty Counsel alert explains, the Day of Purity offers youth the opportunity to make a commitment to sexual purity and to spread a pro-abstinence message.

You knew I had to go check out the web site. Look what I found: Ohio, that hotbed of progressive governance, declared last Valentine’s Day as “A Day of Purity.” Signed by ethically-challenged Governor Bob Taft (but his mind is pure, right?), no less. From the press release:

Governor Taft has signed a proclamation declaring February 14, 2005, the Day of Purity throughout the state. He encourages youth to “show their support for abstinence and promote healthy and happy lifestyles.” His message echoes that of youth around the world who have thanked Liberty Counsel for organizing the Day of Purity.

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