Wednesday, March 07, 2007

weeping jesus on the cross

i thought i had seen and heard just about everything- but i guess i still have more to discover.

purity balls


The Future Was Yesterday said...

Most Republican Fathers already HAVE their Daughter's virginity notched on their teeny tiny totem pole! What's the big deal, here?:)

But you know what? This is precisely the kind of shit that will bring Evangelicals out of the woodwork to support, and attend. They absolutely eat this meaningless shit up!!

You're damn right My Daughter's a virgin, you steenkin' Liberal!! Here!! I'll show you!!

No said...

"Today, South Dakota’s Abstinence Clearinghouse—a major association of the purity movement—sends out about 700 “Purity Ball Planner” booklets a year (tips include printing out the vows on “beautiful paper” and serving wedding cake for dessert). "

Oh, God, we're in trouble now....So, what are the sons doing when all of this "purity" is going on? Apparently, their "purity" doesn't matter? Typical double standard bullshit!

just me said...

At first I thought it was something like Alec Baldwin's cheesy balls, but after reading the article, I think its a little on the sick side. I mean back in the day, they used to have royal marriages by proxy, but this is marriage to your dad. Even in West Virginia we call that incest.

Ok, I know they just want their daughters to stay pure, so how's come the young men don't have to marry their mothers? Now that has overtones of Shakespeare at least.

And what happens if the daughter becomes unpure, whatever the hell that means, do they get a symbolic separation and divorce? What if there's children? Gosh I'm so confused!!!

betmo said...

well, if the daughter becomes 'unpure' and doesn't say anything- probably nothing. if she gets preggers- she will get shipped away to an unwed mother's home and have her baby taken away and put up for adoption- no wait- that was the 1950's. oh right.......

CJ said...

Regarding those Purity Balls that our government is helping fund....
It's interesting to note that many if not most of the churches promoting this idea are Reconstructionist denominations. Reconstructionism is a rapidly growing and very heretical sect of Christianity, whose adherents follow the teachings of John Rousas Rushdoony and Gary North in addition to and often instead of those of Jesus Christ, and their goal is to eventually take over America and install their brand of faith as the state religion.

Here are a couple of websites that will show you what these folks really believe:

And, here is a link for VisionForum, a HUGE promoter of the Purity Ball concept and one of America's leading homeschooling curriculum companies. VisionForum is run by Doug Phillips, son of ex-Reagan cabinet member Howard Phillips and pastor of Boerne Christian Assembly, a hyper-patriarchal Reconstructionist congregation where women are relegated to virtual slavery in their own homes, denied higher education, are not permitted to participate in prayer in the church services, make prayer requests in church, or even receive communion unless it is served to them by their husband or another male member of the congregation.

The Phillipses are quite the father and son team, too -- Howard Phillips is the founder of the Constitution Party, whose 2004 presidential nominee was League of the South member Michael Peroutka. While the Constitution Party courted the votes of the League of the South (identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center) and other neoConfederate groups in 2004, Howard's son, Pastor Doug, was hard at work garnering the Christian vote, encouraging his congregation to vote for Peroutka and warning them that they were not spiritually "at liberty" to vote for the Bush or Kerry because of their unBiblical stances on key issues.

And our government is funding father-daughter dinner dances for these groups. Sweet.

Anonymous said...

This idea has been kicking around for about 4 or 5 years. Eeeewwwwww!