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Resolution On Television Morality

WHEREAS, Television plays a major role in shaping the culture, morality, and values of American society; and

WHEREAS, The viewing public is bombarded with themes, plots, images, and advertisements which promote and glorify sexual promiscuity, violence, and other forms of immorality; and

WHEREAS, The content of much television programming encourages immoral behavior, including pre-marital sex, adultery, homosexuality, rape, violence, and other assaults on biblical family values; and

WHEREAS, Our Lord has commissioned His disciples to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, and, therefore, challenged us to contend for righteousness; and

Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That we, the messengers to the 135th annual session of the Southern Baptist Convention encourage all Christians to register their outrage and opposition to this misuse of the public airwaves and cable access; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we join in combined effort with other concerned Christians in expressing outrage to major television networks, producers, cable systems, and advertisers, and in fostering appropriate television programming which affirms traditional family values; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we challenge individual Christians and Christian families to monitor their television viewing habits in order to protect their Christian witness and discipleship.