President Bush scheduled to address SBC messengers via satellite at annual meeting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--President Bush is scheduled to address Southern Baptist Convention messengers via satellite Tuesday, June 21, marking the fourth year in a row he has spoken to the annual meeting.

Bush is scheduled to speak at approximately 10:55 a.m. Central. He also spoke to SBC messengers via satellite in 2002 and 2004. In 2003, he sent a taped message.

During last year's speech Bush told messengers his administration would work to build a "culture of life" and uphold the sanctity of marriage.

"The union of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored and encouraged in all cultures and by every religious faith," he said at the time. "And government, by strengthening and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all. So I am calling for funding for healthy marriage programs, and I support a constitutional amendment to protect marriage as a union of a man and a woman."

He also said he would "work with Congress to pass a comprehensive and effective ban on human cloning. Life is a creation of God, not a commodity to be exploited by man."

This year's speech can be viewed live on the Internet at

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