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Home School Legal Defense Association
Southern Baptist Homeschool Resolution

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June 3, 2004


Southern Baptist Homeschool Resolution


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

The Southern Baptist Church is in the midst of a debate about the
suitability of public schools for Christian children.

The Southern Baptist Convention, which will be held this year in
Indianapolis June 15-16th, votes on resolutions which will be policy
for the churches belonging to the Convention.

A pro-homeschool resolution has been submitted by T.C. Pinckney and
Bruce N. Shortt to the Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions
Committee. This committee will decide whether the resolution will be
approved for a floor vote at the Indianapolis Convention. The
resolution instructs church members to either homeschool or send their
children to a Christian school.

Christian Education Resolution:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1611

HSLDA strongly supports this resolution.


REQUESTED ACTION

For Southern Baptist Church members only.

If you agree with the Pinckney - Shortt resolution please contact
members of the Resolutions Committee. These members need to hear from
Southern Baptists who support the resolution in order for it to clear
their committee and be presented at the Convention.

Homeschooling is growing rapidly and successfully producing mature
Christian citizens with a Biblical worldview. It's time for the wider
Christian community to make the choice for homeschooling.

Please send this message "Allow an up or down vote on the Christian
Education Resolution." Your letter could also include how your family
has benefited from homeschooling.

Please write, e-mail or call now!

Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions Committee:

Rev. Calvin R. Whittman, committee chairman
11200 W. 32nd Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
P - (303) 232-9575 or Fax (303) 238-2513.
calvinwhittman@msn.com

Rev. Kelly Boggs, pastor of Valley Baptist Church,
2631 NE. McDonald Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128
P - (503) 472-8924.

Rev. John Mark Caton, pastor of Cottonwood Creek Baptist
Church, 1015 SH 121, Allen, TX 75013
P - (972) 359-7777.

Rev. Frank Cox, pastor of North Metro First Baptist Church,
1026 Peachtree Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Rev. Mark Dougharty, associate pastor of Bellevue Baptist
Church, 2000 Appling Rd., Cordova, TN 38016
P - (901) 347-2000.

Rev. Ron B. Smith Jr., pastor of Sunnycrest Baptist Church,
7172 W. Chapel Pike, Marion, IN 46952
P - (765) 664-3047.

Rev. Eric Thomas (vice chairman), pastor of First Baptist
Church, 312 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502
P - (757) 461-3226.

Rev. James Walker, pastor of Biltmore Baptist Church,
35 Clayton Rd., Arden, NC 28704
P - (828) 687-1111.


Sincerely,

J. Michael Smith
HSLDA President



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