WHEREAS, Drinking alcoholic beverages continues to be the number one drug problem in America, bringing misery to millions; and
WHEREAS, An increasing number of teenagers are following the example of adults in turning to alcohol to seek thrills and escape reality; and
WHEREAS, The American culture is thoroughly saturated with a take-a-drink mentality; and
WHEREAS, The use of the drug alcohol as a chemical crutch is harmful and unnecessary in light of the spiritual resources available to all people through Jesus Christ;
Therefore, be it RESOLVED, that we call on the United States government agencies to work to protect the health and safety of Americans young and old by launching a vigorous campaign against alcohol abuse, and
Be it further RESOLVED, that we will urge others to join us in working to eliminate the advertising of alcoholic beverages on radio and television, and
Be it further RESOLVED, that we call on our churches to teach vigorously the danger of the drug alcohol in order to create a climate which will lead people to reject the use of all alcoholic beverages.
Finally, be it RESOLVED, that we call on every Christian to minister to those persons and families who have fallen victim of alcohol abuse.