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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:09 PM
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Christian law firm sponsors 'Day of Purity' event
from the American Family Association's :crazy: One News Now:



Christian law firm sponsors 'Day of Purity' event
Allie Martin - OneNewsNow - 12:00:00 AM
A Christian law firm is helping public school students nationwide celebrate Valentine's Day by taking a stand for purity.


For the fifth straight year, Liberty Counsel is sponsoring the "Day of Purity." The initiative encourages Christian students to make a public commitment to remain sexually pure until marriage. Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, says the campaign encourages students who want to resist a culture in moral decline.

"Each day in America alone, 8,000 teens will be infected with a sexually transmitted disease, and two-thirds of the 10 million new cases of STDs this year will be among the 14- to 25-year-old age group," he informs. "Between 1994 and 1998 the rate of teenage girls contracting HIV rose almost 117 percent -- and STDs are not the only issue. Over one-million teenage girls will become pregnant this year."

Staver hopes that when teens stand up for purity, others may follow their example. Liberty Counsel's website has a "Day of Purity" planning guide and other resources for the initiative





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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:10 PM
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1. I think a rival firm should host a Day of Debauchery event.
It would make for much happier employees.

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antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:13 PM
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2. Maybe a "Day of Maturity" event...
In which we acknowledge that sex outside of marriage/by young people has always and will always exist and discuss reasonable and effective precautions to take for the sake of public health.
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KatyaR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 06:10 PM
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12. You ROCK!
:rofl:

Have a heart . . . .
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:15 PM
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3. Wednesday /Hump Day..Thursday/ Pure-Crotch Day.. How republican of them
wonder which the students prefer
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:17 PM
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4. Purity...
:eyes:
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:20 PM
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5. In theory... I don't have a problem with this
I have four daughters, the oldest starts 6th grade in March (We live in Korea so our school year is March to February).

I think it's a good idea to encourage children NOT to have sex before marriage.

I recognize that some don't wait until marriage and I accept that.

The problem I have with this particular event is the group sponsoring it because I'm sure it will turn into a Christo-fascist celebration.

on note:
We tell teens, "Don't drink. But if you drink don't drive."
Why is it so wrong to tell them, "Don't have sex. But if you do. Use a condom."
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antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:22 PM
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6. That's exactly what we should be telling them, but it isn't.
With Abstinence Only sex "education," it's "Don't have sex. And condoms don't really work so don't bother."
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:24 PM
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7. Make the children bear a burden
Edited on Tue Feb-12-08 05:25 PM by SalmonChantedEvening
That is against the very construct of their physiology, rather than teach them that this is a time to begin to grow up as responsible sexual beings. To teach that we are other than that by nature is to teach nothing that will benefit.

It has to start there. Sexual impulses are natural, wonderful things. They, like all other things in life, need governing and structure. That is real sex education.

Without it we condemn our children, and theirs, to be fearful and ignorant of things they should instead express, share and celebrate as an expression of love.

How horrible.
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:36 PM
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8. Hmmm the same people want to ban condoms
These are the sort of people that vote Republican...More than one screw loose..
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:38 PM
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9. the same ones that don't want sex ed in schools, n/t
n/t
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:42 PM
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10. More like a Day of Willful Ignorance
Let's just pretend that if we tell teens to not have sex, and refuse to teach them about birth control they just won't do it. Yeah, that works. :crazy:


"Abstinence Only" sex-ed has been an utter failure. It's based on lies and harmful misconceptions that harm teens. That's why schools across America are refusing funding for it.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-12-08 05:44 PM
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11. Notice how the emphasis is on the GIRLS staying *pure*?
"Between 1994 and 1998 the rate of teenage girls contracting HIV rose almost 117 percent -- and STDs are not the only issue. Over one-million teenage girls will become pregnant this year."

Hey Pure Ones -- how many of your little boys contracted HIV? How many of your little boys KNOCKED UP those little girls who got pregnant?

Virgin birth only happened once, and that was in the Bible. So which of the little Cristian boys forgot to wear a condom?

Betcha the Dads of the boys aren't putting the heat on the boys to stop doing what they are doing.

F*cking hypocrites. :grr:
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