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.