Monday, July 24, 2006

New alcohol Prohibition urged by Southern Baptist resolution

Originally published at Born Jesus

In June, the Southern Baptist Convention met in Greensboro, N.C. They overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for a new government Prohibition of alcohol.

Jesus, ostensibly the whole point of Christianity, shot to fame and A-list celebrity status after performing His first miracle at a wedding in Cana: He turned water into wine (John 2: 1-11). No doubt with a history of promoting alcohol with such reckless abandon, J.C. wouldn't be welcome in any Southern Baptist church today.
Southern Baptist Convention Resolution on Alcohol

WHEREAS, Years of research confirm biblical warnings that alcohol use leads to physical, mental, and emotional damage (e.g. Proverbs 23:29-35); and

WHEREAS, Alcohol use has led to countless injuries and deaths on our nation’s highways; and

WHEREAS, The breakup of families and homes can be directly and indirectly attributed to alcohol use by one or more members of a family;

WHEREAS, The use of alcohol as a recreational beverage has been shown to lead individuals down a path of addiction to alcohol and toward the use of other kinds of drugs, both legal and illegal; and

WHEREAS, There are some religious leaders who are now advocating the consumption of alcoholic beverages based on a misinterpretation of the doctrine of “our freedom in Christ”; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina, June 13-14, 2006, express our total opposition to the manufacturing, advertising, distributing, and consuming of alcoholic beverages; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we urge Southern Baptists to take an active role in supporting legislation that is intended to curb alcohol use in our communities and nation; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we urge Southern Baptist to be actively involved in educating students and adults concerning the destructive nature of alcoholic beverages; and be it finally

RESOLVED, That we commend organizations and ministries that treat alcohol-related problems from a biblical perspective and promote abstinence and encourage local churches to begin and/or support such biblically-based ministries.
Image: "Marriage at Cana," painted 1376-78 by Giusto de'Menabuoi, as a fresco in the baptistry of a cathedral in Padua

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  1. Oy! The thing that cracks me up is that many of these "whereas" point to the misuse of alcohol; yet many otherwise conservatives would froth at the mouth if the gummint tried to increase the "nanny state" approach in other areas, such as cigarette smoking, fuel use, and consumption of fried pork rinds and other high-cholesterol foods.

  2. Alchol is sinful makes people act crazy and God says not to drink aocohol.. You Masons better lissen to Jesus and Batpsits before you die!!!

  3. I'm glad people and groups take notice of the damage that alcohol addiction causes, and I think it is a Church's perogative to decide the rules they want to enforce amongst their own congregation, but everyone else should get to make their own decision on the matter.

  4. By the way, Mary and WS, I have aggregated your blog's feed on my new Masonic website, King Solomon's Lodge. I hope this helps more of the brethren find your site.

  5. George Ramirez: The Good Man Who Could Have Been Great
    by Joel Phillips
    owner: American Coast Title (

    A constant theme in Scientology is the creation and expansion of human ability. That’s what moving up the bridge is all about.

    My crusading efforts through my site to expose criminals, terrorists, zealots and other destroyers have made me the target of attacks. It seems that groups of Wiccans, Indonesians and Russians are working really hard to get me and shut me down.

    Some of these attacks have come literally to American Coast Title’s doorstep in Glendale. Some of these have been utterly frightening to us all.

    Now George Ramirez is one of our title and escrow superstars. The other American Coast Title owners Frank Berriz and Linda Blood think he’s great as do his fellow workers and he’s had a special commendation from our underwriting title company Stewart Title and he’s of course pretty active within Reomac.

    George Ramirez is the man who stood up to the extremists when they came to our door. He’s not a Scientologist and of course California employment laws prevent any kind of overlapping religious activity in the workplace. But, he saw what the right thing was and wasted no time doing it.

    He scattered those guys in literally seconds! Too soon to tell if they were actually Islamic Jihad sleeper cell guys as we did not find any Korans laying around but it is safe to say that we have our suspicions about who were behind them. Especially since we’re pretty sure Charlotte Kates was involved. You can find out all about her on but for now let’s just say she’s a long time member of a well known Moslem terror group!

    Now George Ramirez has a problem and that problem’s name is alcohol. I have to think he started drinking in the navy. He’s a good person and solid contributor to the company but if he could just toss away the beer bottle he’d do so much better!

    Out of my own pocket I’ve provided him with Scientology materials on health but he’s not interested. Scientology has proven solutions to the problems of drinking and alcohol abuse. I can’t push the issue as there’s the California law thing and then he objects that due to Federal oppression of Scientology the health insurance provided free of charge to each and every American Coast Title employee would not even pay for a penny of the Scientology treatments. I have gone on to say that due to his meritorious service against the Indonesians and the like that Scientology would provide these treatments free of charge but that is somewhat crossing a line even I am not willing to cross at this particular pass in my professional life.

    Now one of the main reasons I’m spending time to write this is that I want people to know that we Scientologists don’t think non-Scientologists are inferior. That is a common propaganda point of the bigots and extremists out there. We think everyone is equal and that’s why there’s no gate on the Bridge That Leads To Total Freedom!

  6. Got me expelled in Arkansas from my wife inheriting a liquor store from her father. It was a sad day for me to voluntarily agree to dissolve my membership with the lodge or be brought to trial. I guess I was suppose to ruin my marriage to stay in the lodge. Nope, my wife is more important to me. Wasn't masonry taught that it shouldn't interfere with your personal life? I feel I was given bad counsel from the arrogant secretary and told you have to make a choice. Well what in masonry gives the right to tell a brother he must cut ties with his wife or masonry? Prince Hall is starting to look better and better and even got a invite from a brother in PH that I shared many moments with in Iraq, we were brothers in arms fighting for our country, yet we are not suppose to sit in lodge together. How is this making masonary any better? I had never spoke evil about any members of the lodge and nor do I intend to. What is sad and hypocritic is the same lodge I belonged to had expelled a mason for working at a liquor store and then readmitted him, and the kicker of the deal was the same person telling me to make that choice accepted him back. Double standards seem to be the norm at the GL of Arkansas. I hope someday they reconsider this rule. Maybe then, the real peace and harmony can be obtained.


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