Monday, April 16, 2007
"Because we cherish our daughters as regal princesses..."
That is the opening banner for the Colorado Springs' Purity Ball website. Essentially the event is a dance, where fathers pledge love to their daughters, daughters in return pledge chastity, and the father gives her a ring. Then they dance.
I like the idea of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons getting closer. I must admit this description from the website made me, forgive my Yiddish, "fer klump".
One of the most memorable highlights of the ball is when the fathers stand in the middle of the ballroom and form a circle around their daughters standing all aglow in their lovely ball gowns. The fathers place their hands on their daughters, and together we pray for purity of mind, body, and soul for generations to come.
If you're interested in joining the Great Abstinence movement, the people over at The Abstinence Clearing House make it easy with an honest-to-God Purity Ball Kit. Just $25.
No? Well then how about Cee Cee's online Boutique. It's sixty five dollars for a Purity Princess Survivor Kit. Just read what your money buys:
This kit is excellent for any girl! Over 50 items enclosed including
the Purity Pledge, the Pink Abstinence Card , valuable information on STD's and your worth as a girl created by God! From nail enamel quick dry spray, a cute polka dot shower cap to nail glue, a pre-threaded sewing kit, and a dual make up sharpener...this kit is for you! Great for going off to College the Birthday Girl or even a COMING OF AGE gift for when she finally gets her period. What a great way to sow into GODZGIRL NETWORK to help other girls!
Posted by Stewart Sternberg at 3:01 AM