Day of Purity: February 14th

Filed under Culture, News on January 26th, 2010 by M. French

Liberty Counsel is asking youth around the nation to participate in the annual Day of Purity on February 14th. According to their website:

The Day of Purity is a day when youth can make a public demonstration of their commitment to remain secularly pure, in mind and actions. Today’s culture encourages youth to become sexually active at a young age and to experiment with sexual preferences. The Day of Purity offers those who strive for sexual purity an opportunity to stand together in opposition to a culture of moral decline. When you stand up for sexual purity you send a message to parents, churches, communities, legislators, and the media that you want a better world. Now is the time to let your voices be heard. Be a part of the “counter-culture” – - be politically incorrect. It’s time for a change. You can make a difference.

In part of an answer to the question “Why a Day of Purity?”, Liberty Counsel had this to say:

“The fear of the religious right is that the schools of today will be the governments of tomorrow. And you know, they are right. 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.”
–1999 GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network)

One freshman health text told 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.” (emphasis added). A school survey in another district asked students what “caused” their heterosexuality, and whether they were heterosexual because they “feared” the same sex. PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) tells young students that “one or two sexual experiences with someone of the same sex may not mean you’re gay. . . . Your school years are a time of figuring out what works for you, and crushes and experimentation are often part of that.” In fact, the push to experiment at a young age has led to a nationwide phenomena among teen girls known as “bisexual chic” – declaring themselves bisexual for attention and because it’s cool. Experimenting with sexuality may be seen as “cool” but what’s not cool, and in fact, not even discussed, are the devastating consequences of sexual activity outside of marriage.

All questions regarding the positive and negative attributes of the so-called “religious right” aside, it is clear from what GLSEN and PFLAG are trying to accomplish, that their effort to keep youth with same-sex attraction safe from bullying has ventured into territory that they have do not have the moral authority to tackle. We pray that the Day of Purity and other attempts to show the world that purity is beautiful and valuable succeed in their attempts to do so.

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  1. Interesting post.

    Ours is a world saturated with sex, and purity scares us, I think. I feel like evangelicals have gotten very good at crying out against legalism, but now we’ve elevated grace so much that we are beginning to misunderstand it.

    For instance, we concentrate on the message of grace Galatians gives, but we sort of skip over the part where Paul writes in Galatians that we should not turn our “freedom into an oppportunity for the flesh” (Galatians 5:13). And when people sound the call to holiness, they automatically get called “legalistic.” I think that’s a tragic indication of the lack of biblical literacy in contemporary evangelicalism.

    Thank you for the interesting article.

  2. Thanks Ben!

    For more on “liberty” and “legalism,” check out Dr. Brown’s articles linked below:

    http://voiceofrevolution.askdrbrown.org/2010/01/09/liberty-from-sin-not-liberty-to-sin/

    http://voiceofrevolution.askdrbrown.org/2009/03/17/what-is-the-difference-between-holiness-and-legalism/

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  4. Amen Ben!

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