Apparently teens around the nation are wearing white t-shirts to school today to show their support for sexual purity through abstinence before marriage. Fine and good. What's amusing is the reaction from some fringe groups.
But the Day of Purity is being watched with a wary eye by groups that promote sexual tolerance, such as the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The Day of Purity Web site accuses those groups of "a concerted effort in the schools and media to turn our youth away from traditional values."Is "sexual tolerance" code for promiscuity? If not, then what could possibly be their objection? Perhaps the Day of Purity people are wrong in thinking that various homosexual groups are pushing a promiscuous agenda, but from the groups' response it looks like they implicitly concede the point.
Or maybe the homosexual groups are just irrational.
"The word 'purity' in this context is morally self-righteous," said Alice Leeds, a spokeswoman for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. "It's redefining it in their context to conform to their frankly bigoted agenda."Right, and the phrase "frankly bigoted" is completely objective. Moron. Oops! I didn't mean to redefine your context.
Meanwhile, the kids seem to be pretty well-grounded in reality.
Participants said having the Day of Purity right before Valentine's Day is especially appropriate since teenagers often feel pressure to have sex with their girlfriends or boyfriends on the holiday.Destructive? Ha! Only because you aren't tolerant! Poor Kelly. If only she were more tolerant sex would lose all power to harm her physically or psychologically. And she'd be far more popular with the boys, I'm sure. Certain types of boys, anyway. No doubt leading to a life full of joy and fulfillment.
"A lot of girls feel that in order to keep their relationship, they have to have sex," said Kelly Cruse, 16, who plans to pass out sexual abstinence literature at her high school in Illinois. "I think this need for acceptance is very destructive to a girl."