Monday, February 13, 2006

Hundreds of Teenagers Plan to Make Valentine's a 'Day of Purity'
By Stephanie Simon,
Times Staff Writer

High school sophomore Ally Hall plans to exchange cards with her friends on Valentine's Day. But her true tribute to the romance of the season will come today, in the principal's office at Lebanon High School in the small town of Lebanon, Ohio.

Hall has written a brief script to be read over the publicaddress system. Her message: The most romantic way to celebrate Feb. 14 is to honor it as a "Day of Purity," by pledging to remain chaste until marriage.

"People say, 'Don't you get made fun of? Don't your friends think you're weird?' " said Hall, 15. "But if I can stand up for saving sex for marriage, it gives them a choice. They think, 'If she can do it, I can do it too.' "


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