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Resolution On Condom Distribution In The Public Schools

WHEREAS, An increasing number of public school districts are distributing condoms to students through the public schools; and

WHEREAS, These condoms are often distributed without the knowledge and consent of parents; and

WHEREAS, The dangerous myth of “safe sex” continues to claim victims, including young children in public schools; and

WHEREAS, The forced availability of birth control devices to minors violates the rights of parents and guardians, endangers the health and lives of children, and is a violation of the rights of the family.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the messengers to the 135th session of the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 9-11, 1992, register our moral outrage at this unprecedented usurpation of parental rights and violation of family integrity; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we affirm our determination to oppose condom distribution programs in public schools and call upon educational authorities to refrain from such distribution; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, That we urge whatever legislative, judicial, or administrative remedies are necessary to terminate condom distribution programs where they already exist, and to implement abstinence-based educational programs in public schools.