Pornography

May 20, 2016

Scripture teaches that humans are created in God’s image and that we are accountable to God through right relationship. Sexual images can celebrate the goodness of human sexuality through positive depiction in art, literature, and education. We deplore, however, images that distort this goodness and injure healthy sexual relationships. We oppose all forms of pornography […]

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On Human Trafficking

June 12, 2013

WHEREAS, Human trafficking is criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited through the use of force, threats of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of involuntary subjection to labor or commercial sex acts (see Trafficking Victims Protection Acts of 2000 and 2013); and WHEREAS, The form […]

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On Sexual Abuse Of Children

June 12, 2013

WHEREAS, The Bible is clear in its affirmation that children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm 127:3–5); and WHEREAS, The Lord Jesus demonstrated His love for children by encouraging them to follow Him, correcting those who hindered them, and condemning those who harmed them (Matthew 18:3–6; Mark 10:13–14); and WHEREAS, The sexual abuse of […]

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Doctrine and Covenants Section 164

August 3, 2010

Serious questions about moral behavior and relationships continue to arise in many nations. These issues are complex and difficult to understand outside their particular settings because of strikingly different cultural histories, customs, and understandings of scripture. For example, the issues include female submission, female genital mutilation, child brides, forced marriages, and sexual permissiveness.

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

August 2, 2010

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 Christian Morality, June 1977

August 2, 2010

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 Child Abuse

July 16, 2010

WHEREAS, Children are our most valuable asset but cannot defend themselves from adults, and

WHEREAS, Each year in the United States almost one million children are maltreated by their parents and other adults, and

WHEREAS, More than 2,000 children die annually in circumstances attributable to abuse or neglect, and

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Resolution On The American Psychological Association

July 16, 2010

WHEREAS, The American Psychological Association has recently published an article in its Psychological Bulletin (July 1998, Vol. 124, No. 1) implying that “adult-child sex” may not be harmful and my be positive for so-called “willing” children; and

WHREAS, The American Psychological Association, in order to clarify its position over against the authors of the study, has issued a public “Resolution Opposing Child Sexual Abuse;” and

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Resolution On Pornography, 1986

July 16, 2010

WHEREAS, The Southern Baptist Convention has frequently expressed alarm about the consequences of pornography upon the moral, family, and social life of our nation and the dramatic rise in the availability of pornography; and

WHEREAS, New applications of media technology have produced new opportunities for obscene communication through media such as "Dial-A-Porn", cable television and various obscene video cassettes; and

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