An intimate look at purity balls [VIDEO]

Steve Gilliard links to a rather alarming video promoting a bizarre Christian ritual/industry known as the purity ball (video right). They're like proms, complete with evening gowns, limos, slow dancing. The only difference is that Christian dads take their daughters. At the end of the evening, the girls pledge to hand their sexuality over to their dads until they can give themselves "as wedding gifts" to their future husbands.

When Mark Foley flirts with 16-year-olds, it's a national scandal. When Christian dads do it, it's called "showing Godly affection."

[The News Blog]

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