Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Southern Baptists have continued their stand against alcohol at their current convention:
Southern Baptists held the line against alcoholic spirits on Wednesday, passing a resolution expressing "our total opposition to the manufacturing, advertising, distributing, and consuming of alcoholic beverages."

The resolution blames alcohol for the breakup of families and" countless injuries and deaths on the nation's highways."

It urges that members of the denomination's trustee boards and committees be committed abstainers.

The vote followed a volley of debate by messengers to the annual meeting of the 16-million-member denomination.

As a practical matter they are correct, of course. However, conventions passing resolutions lead to a whole host of problems. How about, Resolved: We will no longer have conventions and pass resolutions.

1 comment:

proudconservative said...

The Southern Baptists have provided an excellent example of the follishness of consensus interpretation of the Bible. They have no authority, Biblical or otherwise to make such pronouncements. The Bible just does not exemplify or literally proscribe abstention from alcohol. I wish that someone would write a book that examines this issue from a Biblical, objective point of view.