WHEREAS, The United States Government is actively pursuing export markets for alcohol and tobacco industries; and
WHEREAS, The alcohol and tobacco industries are making profits at the expense of the health of those who consume their products; and
WHEREAS, The United States Government is involved in the war against addictive drugs; and
WHEREAS, Alcohol and tobacco are addictive.
Be it RESOLVED, That we encourage the United States Government to cease to assist these industries via trade talks; and
Be it finally RESOLVED, That Southern Baptists in their annual meeting, June 14-16, 1988, in San Antonio, Texas, declare their opposition to these hypocritical practices by the United States Government on behalf of the alcohol and tobacco industries.