World Congress of Families Applauds ‘Day of Purity’

February 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Christian News

The World Congress of Families enthusiastically endorses the upcoming “Day of Purity” (February 12).

WCF Managing Director Larry Jacobs comments: “With the culture – including the news and entertainment media, public education, and government – constantly pushing teen sexual experimentation, it’s refreshing to have a day specifically dedicated to promoting premarital abstinence.”

Jacobs continued: “‘Day of Purity’ is a project of Liberty Counsel, which is to be commended for its contribution here.” Click here for the Day of Purity website.

Over 300 secondary schools, colleges and universities in 44 states are participating in “Day of Purity,” as well as hundreds of churches, ministries and civic organizations, including American Family Association, a World Congress of Families Partner.

“The message of ‘Day of Purity’ is truly counter-cultural,” Jacobs observed. “The culture tells teens it doesn’t matter what they do, as long as they use a condom. The dubious wisdom of this approach may be seen in skyrocketing rates of venereal disease, teen abortions and out-of-wedlock births; not to mention the high rates of teen depression and mental illness.”

That 3 million American teenagers contract a sexually transmitted disease each year would suggest that “safe-sex” is the quintessential oxymoron.

“Day of Purity” is very much in keeping with the Amsterdam Declaration, adopted at the conclusion of World Congress of Families V (August 10-12, 2009), which calls for policies that will, “protect the physical, mental, social and spiritual development of children.”

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