Choose Sexual Purity

Liberty Letters, Liberty Counsel

Washington, D.C. – On February 12, youth around the world will celebrate the seventh annual Day of Purity. The Day of Purity, a project of Liberty Counsel, is a call for youth of all ages to remain sexually pure until marriage. The Day of Purity is designed to counter the cultural message that young people should and must have sex early, often, and with many. During the first six years of celebrating the Day of Purity, youth from thousands of schools joined with hundreds of organizations around the world in celebrating sexual purity.

National advocacy organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, encourage youth to explore their sexuality at an early age and then to terminate any unintended pregnancies. More than 6 million people are infected each year with human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes the death of an average of 3,700 women each year in the U.S. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease and is the most common cause of cervical cancer. With more than 3 million American teenagers infected each year with sexually transmitted diseases, the only safe choice is sexual purity.

The Day of Purity presents an opportunity for millions of youth to stand up for self-respect and purity. The Day of Purity web site, DayOfPurity.org, allows anyone to download a planning manual along with informative flyers on a variety of topics, order a LivePure wristband and Day of Purity T-shirt, and link to other valuable resources. Students can also interact through the Official Day of Purity; a Project of Liberty Counsel Facebook group.

Amber Haskew, coordinator of the Day of Purity, said: “The Day of Purity gives the youth of our nation an opportunity to stand against cultural expectations shoved on them through the media. We are encouraging youth to respect themselves and their friends. We’ve received thousands of e-mails from students around the world who want to make a public commitment for sexual purity and to share that choice with their friends. Most youth reject Planned Parenthood’s promiscuous sexual ‘free-for-all’ message.”

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