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World Congress of Families Applauds 'Day of Purity'

by Staff
February 10, 2010
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MEDIA ADVISORY, Feb. 9 ( -- 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."

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 countercultural," 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 teen-agers 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."

The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 60 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the 'seedbed' of civil society (as found in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson and is a project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society in Rockford, Illinois ( To date, there have been five World Congresses of Families  Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004) and Warsaw, Poland (2007). The fifth World Congress of Families was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 10-12, 2009 ( and

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