On The Marriage Protection Amendment, June 2006

WHEREAS, God established the family as the primary and most influential social institution of mankind and ordained that each human family begin only with the marriage of one man and one woman (Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-8; Hebrews 13:4); and

WHEREAS, The viability, strength, and stability of the social order within any nation is more dependent upon the wellbeing of this traditional family structure than any other social institution or agency; 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 Homosexual Marriage

WHEREAS, In May 1993, the Hawaiian Supreme Court ruled that the state’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marital status may be contrary to the Hawaiian state constitution because it amounts to invidious discrimination; and

WHEREAS, The Hawaiian Supreme Court has instructed the state of Hawaii to prove compelling state interests for limiting marriage to heterosexual couples; and

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Resolution On Domestic Partner Benefits

WHEREAS, An increasing number of businesses, including corporate leaders such as IBM, AT&T, Sprint, Hewlett?Packard, Xerox, Time?Warner, Microsoft, Eastman Kodak, and Walt Disney, have established employee policies that recognize and extend employee benefits to a category of personal relationship called "domestic partner"; and

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On The California Supreme Court Decision To Allow Same-Sex Marriage

WHEREAS, On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage thus frustrating the will of the people who, on March 7, 2000, voted in favor (61.4%) of Proposition 22 which affirmed, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California”; and

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Resolution On Permissiveness And Family Planning, 1977

WHEREAS, The permissiveness of the so called new morality has permeated our society and has affected even our churches, and

WHEREAS, We believe that the rights of the family are being infringed upon when information, medication, and supplies are being furnished the unmarried minor-aged children without parental consent.

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Resolution On Permissiveness And Family Planning, 1980

WHEREAS, The Southern Baptist Convention in annual session in 1977 spoke clearly and forthrightly to the issue of permissiveness as follows:

WHEREAS, The permissiveness of the so-called new morality has permeated our society and has affected even our churches, and

WHEREAS, We believe that the rights of the family are being infringed upon when information, medication, and supplies are being furnished the unmarried minor-aged children without parental consent.

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Resolution On Human Sexuality, 1991

WHEREAS, The Bible reveals God’s design for humanity, organized around the institution of the family; and

WHEREAS, Scripture reveals that human sexuality is a divine gift declared good in His sight and meant for the enjoyment and fulfillment of men and women within the sacred institution of marriage, and only within that institution; and

WHEREAS, Scripture condemns any abuse of sexuality, including premarital sex, adultery, rape, incest, pornography, promiscuity, prostitution, and homosexuality; and

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