|Mims presents report for Committee on Resolutions|
Gene Mims, chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Committee on Resolutions, presents the first of his committee’s reports June 22 to messengers attending the SBC annual meeting June 21-22 in Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center. Mims is executive director of the International Baptist Network, based at Judson Baptist Church in Nashville. Photo by Kent Harville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Southern Baptist Convention approved June 22 resolutions proclaiming an end to its eight-year boycott of The Disney Company and urging parents and churches to examine textbooks and programs in "community schools" and affirming their efforts to advocate the removal of "offensive material."
The Disney resolution, passed in a nearly unanimous vote by messengers to the SBC annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., said Southern Baptists rightly called for a boycott of the conglomerate in 1997 but now it was time to "declare a conclusion" to the effort.
The boycott has been effective in expressing Southern Baptists' disagreement with Disney "products and policies that violate moral righteousness and traditional family values," and such an economic action must be "specifically targeted and of limited duration" to be effective, according to the resolution. Read More