It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it
~ George Washington
This… This is just wrong. On so many levels.
“I know she’s cuddly. Look at me, I’m cuddly.” -Purity Bear
Purity Bear is the Liberty Counsel’s (aka the Patriarchy Counsel as PZ calls it) Day of Purity mascot. What is Day of Purity? It’s a no-sex day, basically. Amongst the ridiculous reasons given by the LC about why virginity is good, this catches the eye: “Today’s culture encourages youth to become sexually active at a young age and to experiment with sexual preferences”. In other words, don’t experiment. You might find out you’re gay. It could end the world.
They also provide flyers on their website, like this one. Check out the stats they provide:
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) reported 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, and that the treatment for STD’s costs over $16.5 billion annually. These figures do not include the mental or emotional trauma caused by STDs.”
Here’s an idea:
“A teenage girl has nearly a 50/50 risk of getting HPV in her first sexual relationship, (46 percent) according to BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.”
Ironic. Guess who’s promoting anti-HPV vaccine nonsense?
All this aside…
Of all the cuddly animals they could choose, why did they have to go with the bear? Seriously, this is NOT the animal to take sex advice from.