Purity balls, in which a girl pledges to remain ‘pure’ until her wedding day, symbolically ‘marries’ God, and promises her father that she will remain a virgin until she’s a wife, have become a phenomenon in America, now taking place in 48 out of the 50 states.

The balls resemble giant wedding ceremonies, with the girls – all around the age of 12 – wearing white gowns and dancing with their fathers who promise to ‘protect’ their daughter’s chastity.

via Purity balls, in which girls ‘gift their virginity’ to their fathers, sweeping America | Mail Online.

Honestly… I am speechless. I… I can’t even….

Update:

Clearly, this is not new.