The group was at Capital High School in 2004 and at Sissonville High School in 2011.
Ron Reedy, principal at Sissonville, said that to his knowledge administrators hadn't received any complaints about the presentation.
A graphic on Believe in West Virginia's website details the Silver Ring Thing's impact. According to that graphic, 270 people attended the assembly at Sissonville High School, 135 rings were bought, and 53 "commitments" to serve Christ were made.
In the organization's December newsletter, an article details the group's visit here and its efforts to "tailor their message for a secular audience." When they spoke to the general community, the group could "add the most important piece of the message about abstinence - a relationship with Jesus Christ," it reads.
DeBlecourt agrees that abstinence until marriage is an important part of a religious life, but he thinks it's important for teens regardless of their faith.
"I'm communicating the message that I think it's important for kids to hear," he said. "Whether someone else wants to deliver another message, I can't do anything about that."
"As far as where we are today, we're working within the guidelines that are established by the school system, by the state, and by the federal government for what we can do in schools."
DeBlecourt allows that his ideas about sexuality come from a biased and spiritual place but rejects the notion that anyone's views on human sexuality aren't equally biased.
"Each of us, no matter what our religious beliefs are, we have a set of values," he said. "We can't separate that from where you are. Now you may claim that my values are religious values, but even someone without religion has their own values coming from somewhere."
Among other programs, Believe in West Virginia operates Storehouse West Virginia, a warehouse on Hansford Street in Charleston's East End that supplies surplus goods to churches and other charitable groups.
According to its website, Believe in West Virginia's board includes C. Edward Gaunch, president; the Rev. Jack Henry, vice president and founder; Scott Barnett, secretary/treasurer; Joey Holland; the Rev. Jack Maxwell; the Rev. Ron Thaxton; Greg Thomas; Joseph Skaff; Ed Swartz; and Rick Harrah.
Contact writer Shay Maunz at shay.ma...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4886.