The Resolution on Black Lives Matter that Might Have Been

The Oklahoma Baptists (formerly known as the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma), the state convention for Oklahoma within the Southern Baptist Convention, solicited resolutions from its members back in August of this year. I submitted a resolution on the organization, Black Lives Matter. Now the leadership of the Oklahoma Baptists have decided that there will be no resolutions this year. The state meeting has been reduced to one day. Below I have included the resolution that I submitted back in August. Please note that since I submitted the resolution, Black Lives Matter has subsequently changed the What We Believe portion of their website. It no longer contains the part about disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure. Here is the resolution:

WHEREAS, the organization, Black Lives Matter, according to its own website, wants to disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure; and


WHEREAS, Black Lives Matter, according to its own website, is queer-affirming and supports transgenderism; and 


WHEREAS, these ideologies are contrary to the Word of God (Gen. 2:21-25; Matthew 19:4-6; Rom 1:24-27); now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, That we, as Oklahoma Baptists, denounce and reject the organization, Black Lives Matter; and be it further


RESOLVED, That we, as Oklahoma Baptists discourage membership in the organization, Black Lives Matter, by any of our fellow Oklahoma Baptists, since supporting such an organization would mean violating Biblical principles involving the family and human sexuality.

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