In Orlando, Students in America and around the world are celebrating Valentine’s Day by helping educate their peers on the value of sexual purity. Leading up to February 14, 2007, which is the Fourth Annual Day of Purity, young people are actively promoting the choice of purity by distributing flyers, wearing Day of Purity T-shirts and LivePure wristbands and organizing events in their schools, communities and churches.
Students who embrace the purity lifestyle are countering the Hollywood culture with its risqué television shows, vulgar jokes, tasteless commercials and graphic movies. They are inundated at school, on television and on the internet with messages that lust and exploration are normal and healthy and that they should give up traditional moral values and explore their sexuality early and often. The Day of Purity is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of promiscuous behavior.On February 14, 2007, thousands of students will rebel against the popular culture and celebrate the Day of Purity, a project of Liberty Counsel. On Monday, February 12, Liberty Counsel’s founder, Mathew D. Staver, will talk about the importance of the Day of Purity when he addresses the entire student body of Liberty University at a campuswide gathering. Liberty University is the world’s largest evangelical university. Staver is the dean of Liberty University School of Law.
Day of Purity participants obtain a planning manual, wristbands, T-shirts, informative flyers and other useful information from the official Day of Purity web site, www.dayofpurity.org. Day of Purity also has a “myspace page” at www.myspace.com/dayofpurity and a page on www.facebook.com to reach students who want more information.
Rena Lindevaldsen, International Coordinator for the Day of Purity, explained, “The consequences of sexual promiscuity among youth are devastating. More than 3 million American teens are infected each year with sexually transmitted diseases. The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate of developed countries, and teens account for 20 percent of the 1.3 million abortions performed each year in this nation. These problems result directly from the failure of our society to offer clear moral guidance. We encourage students to choose sexual purity to drown out the persistent message of sexual promiscuity promoted through television, the internet, movies, video games and even in some school sex education programs. Youth who have already engaged in sexual activity can make a fresh start on the Day of Purity. Students are sending a message to their friends, parents, churches, communities, legislators, and the media that it’s time for a positive change in the culture."