WHEREAS, Evidence of the reality of torture and its proliferation is undeniable even in our contemporary world, and

WHEREAS, Tortue is a sign of spiritual death and leads to increased moral blindness, producing fear, hatred, violence, and war, and dehumanizes both the torturer and the person tortured.

Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That we the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, assembled in Kansas City, Missouri on June 16, 1977, do hereby condemn any use of torture as a sin against God and a crime against humanity. We affirm that torture demonstrates the very opposite of love and violates the will of God revealed in Jesus Christ.


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