Resolution On Pornography, 1983

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WHEREAS, Pornography is a demeaning abuse of God’s good gift of sexuality, which abuse shamelessly exploits both males and females; and

WHEREAS, The undermining of morally responsible and loving sexual relationships leads inevitably to the breakdown of families and eventually contributes to the collapse of society as a whole; and

WHEREAS, The utterly immoral and grossly demeaning broadcasting of pornography on such cable television networks as the Playboy Channel is increasing;

Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That we, the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 14-16, 1983, express our moral outrage at all pornography and especially at the blatant pornographic portrayals now coming into many communities through cable television; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we call on our political representatives in all branches of government to work vigorously to put a stop to cable television pornography; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we call on Southern Baptists to unite in concerted action as consumers to rid our airways of this unconscionable plague and as Christian citizens to support public policy that will reject such sexual immorality; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we call on Southern Baptists to share the Christian good news about God’s good gift of sexuality as an alternative to all forms of pornography in our society.

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 

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