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Resolution On Alcohol

WHEREAS, Previous annual meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention have spoken on many occasions about the destructive effects of beverage alcohol consumption; and

WHEREAS, Alcohol advertising, labeling of beverage alcohol containers, and increasing the taxes on beverage alcohol are all matters needing to be addressed through legislation at the federal level; and

WHEREAS, We must acknowledge that alcohol use and abuse are problems affecting many individuals and families of our larger Southern Baptist family.

Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That we, the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, June 16-18, 1987, express our total opposition to the manufacturing, distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That Southern Baptists work toward the passage of legislation at the national level that would limit the advertising of alcoholic beverages, increase proper labeling, and increase taxes on alcoholic beverages.