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Resolution On Pornographic Materials

We reaffirm our resolution of the 1965 Convention relating to our opposition to obscene, pornographic, and offensive publications and entertainment and call the attention of our churches to the program of action which it recommends.

We call attention also to a decision of the United States Supreme Court, announced on April 22, 1968, which upheld an act of the State of New York prohibiting the sale of obscene materials to minors under the age of seventeen. We urge Baptists everywhere to join with citizens concerned with the protection of children and young people from the immoral, degrading influences of offensive literature and entertainment to take advantage of this significant decision of our highest court, and to urge city councils, state legislatures, and Congress to pass laws, in keeping with this decision, to prohibit the distribution and sale of obscene publications and entertainment to minors.