This Valentine’s Day celebrate Purity Day with the Purity Bear

No, this video is not satire. It is real, as the couple explain in a follow up video. The video supports the Day of Purity, “a project of Liberty Counsel and is designed for students of all ages who commit to remain sexually pure until marriage.” The Day of Purity is a response to the “concerted effort in the schools and media to turn our youth away from traditional values.” DOP (I’m going to call it that, from now on) is particularly distressed that:

“the push to experiment at a young age has led to a nationwide phenomena among teen girls knows is 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.”

So in moments of weakness, turn to your bear, not your boy or girl (especially if you’re a girl). You can also sign this purity pledge and order your card for free today! Feeling frisky? Don’t think you can wait for that card to come in the mail? Don’t worry, DOP has a plan B for you horn dogs out there:  “if you can’t wait to have it in your hands, you can print your own purity pledge card right now, cut it out, fold it over and sign it. You can keep this paper copy until you receive yours in the mail.” Phew! That was close!


Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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