If You Didn't Know It Before The Super Bowl, You Do Now - America Needs The Day Of Purity!

Feb 6, 2004

ORLANDO, FL – If you think the Super Bowl halftime striptease and simulated sex show was not proper family entertainment, or the commercials were risqué and sexually provocative, you should know that every day youth across America receive the exact same message from our schools and pop culture. Justin and Janet’s halftime display echoes the mantra of those who tell our children that sexual lust and exploration is good for them. In our culture of “tolerance”, we have been conditioned to silently accept anything we see or hear, even if it offends our most basic sense of decency. That is why we permit our schools to promote “safe sex” rather than abstinence, to encourage exploration of same-sex attractions rather than healthy opposite sex relationships, and to silence the message of those who know there are moral absolutes – that some things really are wrong. The outcry from the untold numbers of Americans in response to the Super Bowl is an encouraging glimmer of hope that Americans are demanding a change. Next Friday, February 13, we are offering youth across American the opportunity to be a part of that change.

The first annual Day of Purity will be recognized on February 13. Thousands of youth across America, and in fact throughout the world, representing scores of schools and colleges, have already signed up to participate. On that day, they will be declaring their support for a message of sexual purity. The Day of Purity is in direct response to those who encourage our youth to reject traditional moral values and explore their sexuality at a young age. One freshman health text tells students that “testing your ability to function sexually and give pleasure to another person may be less threatening in your early teens with people of your own sex….You may come to the conclusion that growing up means rejecting the values of your parents.” The national organization, GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) explained their goal, “If we do our jobs right, we’re going to raise a generation of kids who don’t believe the claims of the religious right.” The reason? “Whoever captures the kids owns the future.”

Rena Lindevaldsen, National Coordinator for the Day of Purity stated, “Now is the time for every American who is concerned about the moral depravity of this culture to stand up and fight for our kids, for the future of America. We are encouraging youth, with the support of their parents, clergy and community leaders, to make a public declaration that they will not take it any more. It’s destructive to tell our youth to engage in sex outside of marriage, it’s destructive for schools to foster an environment where sexual exploration is encouraged, and it’s destructive to teach our youth that there is no right and wrong, particularly when it comes to sexual preferences and sexual activity. There are, in fact, moral absolutes. The overwhelming response to the Day of Purity tells me that hundreds of thousands across America share these beliefs.”

Mathew Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, which is sponsoring the Day of Purity project, commented, “Janet Jackson apologized for her actions by stating that she was sorry ‘if” she offended anyone. I have to ask, did her actions offend you? If so, are you going to sit back and do nothing, allowing our pop culture to corrupt the minds of our youth, or are you going to do something about it? The Day of Purity gives all of us an immediate opportunity to make a difference, to change lives, to restore our culture.”

On the Day of Purity website, www.dayofpurity.org, you can download an organizing manual, informative flyers on a variety of topics for distribution to friends and neighbors, obtain the Day of Purity T-shirt, and review startling statistics concerning the effect of early sexual activity. Call 1-800-671-1776 for more information.

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