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Resolution On Pornography

WHEREAS, The messengers to the Southern Baptist Conventions in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1983 resolved their opposition to pornography in general and child pornography in particular; and

WHEREAS, There is an increasing availability of pornographic video tapes, pornographic cable television channels, and pornographic telephone messages; and

WHEREAS, These are particularly insidious forms of pornography because of their availability directly into the home, thus becoming accessible to children without parental awareness.

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That we, the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Dallas, June 11-13, 1985, affirm our opposition to all forms of pornography and encourage all Southern Baptist churches to influence public policy to eliminate the availability of all forms of pornography; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we strongly urge the Christian Life Commission to continue to develop and disseminate helpful materials opposing pornography; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we urge the Christian Life Commission and local churches to foster the initiation and passage of legislation to eliminate this parasite on our society.