Therefore, we his servants will arise and build:” Nehemiah 2:20
The Resolutions Committee of the 148th Convention of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union has considered the state of both our nation and our organization. We conclude that we must “arise and build”. The following resolutions are for your consideration and action.
WHEREAS, declaring that the WCTU is God ordained and inspired, and
WHEREAS, emphasizing the WCTU offers a “total family” approach to participation, and
WHEREAS, mindful that the WCTU offers areas of service for women, men, youth and children, and
WHEREAS, realizing that every area of membership must increase:
RESOLVED, that members concur the need to “arise and build”, and
BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, that members commit to securing workers for this great cause.
BUILD WALLS OF PROTECTION
WHEREAS, recognizing that “organized Mother love” is a synonym for WCTU, and
WHEREAS, WCTU is confident that life begins at conception, and
WHEREAS, emphasizing that the WCTU purposes to protect life from conception, and
WHEREAS, convinced that WCTU educational contests provide opportunities to research, form and express a pro- abstinence message:
RESOLVED, local unions “arise and build” strong relationships with Boards of Education (public, private or parochial) seeking an open door policy for Signal Press materials and educational contests.
BUILD COMMUNITY/WCTU RELATIONSHIPS
WHEREAS, recognizing affiliation with like-minded organizations lends “strength in numbers” to targeted efforts, and
WHEREAS, emphasizing steadfast adherence to “total abstinence”, and
WHEREAS, endorsing the WCTU practice that WCTU funds are for WCTU work:
RESOLVED, WCTUs seize opportunities to partner and participate in community activities.
BUILD ATTITUDES OF LOVE AND RESPECT FOR AMERICA
WHEREAS, declaring all human beings are born with certain God given “inalienable rights”; and
WHEREAS, declaring America’s foundational principles of equality and justice were set forth in 1776, both emanating from the Word of God, and
WHEREAS, emphasizing that Christianity is inconsistent with Identity Politics,Critical Race Theory and Marxistideologies, and
WHEREAS, deploring that these ideologies undermine America’s foundation by dividing people into groups of oppressed and oppressors, and
WHEREAS, confident that Christianity guides us to value and embrace the family unit, the innocence of children, sexual purity, the institution of the church, the importance of ourGod given gender to our life's calling, the institutions ofgovernment and governing authority, the supreme importance ofindividual character and virtue, and
WHEREAS, observing in America a general movement to remove all vestiges of our shared history:
RESOLVED, WCTU members are called upon to educate themselves, exercise their right to engage in civil discourse about dangerous ideologies, advocate for the protection of the home, promote love and respect for America and endorse the safe guarding of America’s heritage.