Resolution On Aids, June 1994

WHEREAS, There have been 361,509 persons reported with AIDS in the United States as of December 31, 1993, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and

WHEREAS, There have been 220,871 deaths of persons with AIDS as of December 31, 1993, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and

WHEREAS, It is estimated that in the United States, there are about one million persons with HIV according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and

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On Condemning The Trafficking Of Women And Children For Sexual Purposes, June 2000

WHEREAS, The Bible declares that all people are created by God in His own image (Genesis 1:26-27), teaches the sanctity and dignity of all human life (Psalm 8:4-5), and requires us to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves (Proverbs 31:8, 9); and

WHEREAS, Jesus declared that it is better to have a millstone tied around one’s neck than to cause a child to stumble (Mark 9:42); and

WHEREAS, As many as one million women and two million children are trafficked internationally into sexual slavery annually; and

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Resolution On Aids, June 1987

WHEREAS, The AIDS epidemic continues to cause fear and alarm and by estimates of our health officials is becoming a major threat to our society; and

WHEREAS, Medical, legal, educational, and public officials are speaking to this issue and often seem to ignore biblical standards of decency and morality; and

WHEREAS, In response to the AIDS crisis, TV and other forms of advertising, as well as human resource agencies of all types, are currently advocating "safe sex" to include the use of condoms; and

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Resolution On Domestic Violence, June 1979

WHEREAS, In this country it is now estimated that as many as 2,000 children die each year as a result of domestic violence and as many as two million suffer from abuse and neglect, and

WHEREAS, Children in one of ten American families hit, beat, stab, or shoot their parents, and

WHEREAS, Spouse battering, violent acts by either husband or wife, occur in more than 20 percent of American homes, and

WHEREAS, More police die as a result of answering domestic violence calls than any other aspect of their work, and

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Resolution On Christian Morality, June 1977

WHEREAS, We are surrounded by many indications of declining moral, ethical, and spiritual standards in our nation, and,

WHEREAS, This lowering of such standards has resulted in the portrayal in mass media of immoral and questionable practices as normal lifestyles, and,

WHEREAS, There is an urgent need for Baptists and other concerned citizens to stand for high moral principles.

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Resolution On Abortion, June 1971

WHEREAS, Christians in the American society today are faced with difficult decisions about abortion; and

WHEREAS, Some advocate that there be no abortion legislation, thus making the decision a purely private matter between a woman and her doctor; and

WHEREAS, Others advocate no legal abortion, or would permit abortion only if the life of the mother is threatened;

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Resolution On Abortion And Sanctity Of Human Life, June 1974

WHEREAS, Southern Baptists have historically held a high view of the sanctity of human life, and

WHEREAS, The messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in St. Louis in 1971 adopted overwhelmingly a resolution on abortion, and

WHEREAS, That resolution reflected a middle ground between the extreme of abortion on demand and the opposite extreme of all abortion as murder, and

WHEREAS, That resolution dealt responsibly from a Christian perspective with complexities of abortion problems in contemporary society;

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Resolution On Abortion, June 1976

WHEREAS, Southern Baptists have historically held a biblical view of the sanctity of human life, and

WHEREAS, Abortion is a very serious moral and spiritual problem of continuing concern to the American people, and

WHEREAS, Christians have a responsibility to deal with all moral and spiritual issues which affect society, including the problems of abortion, and

WHEREAS, The practice of abortion for selfish non-therapeutic reasons want-only destroys fetal life, dulls our society’s moral sensitivity, and leads to a cheapening of all human life, and

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Resolution On Abortion, 1977

RESOLVED that this Convention reaffirm the strong stand against abortion adopted by the 1976 Convention, and, in view of some confusion in interpreting part of this resolution we confirm our strong opposition to abortion on demand and all governmental policies and actions which permit this.

The 1976 resolution on abortion is as follows:

WHEREAS, Southern Baptists have historically held a biblical view of the sanctity of human life, and

WHEREAS, Abortion is a very serious moral and spiritual problem of continuing concern to the American people, and

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Resolution On Abortion, June 1978

WHEREAS, Abortion is a matter of continuing moral concern to the American people, and

WHEREAS, The Southern Baptist Convention in annual session in 1977 spoke clearly and forthrightly to this issue,

Be it therefore RESOLVED, that we the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Atlanta in June 1978, reaffirm the resolution passed by the 1977 Kansas City Southern Baptist Convention.

 

Atlanta, Georgia
 

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