WHEREAS under the blessing of Almighty God these United States of America have been founded as a nation upon Christian principles by stalwart, God-fearing pioneers who sought a land in which they could worship God according to the dictates of their consciences, and

WHEREAS we witness to our dismay a growing trend leading toward the increasing secularization of our society, and

WHEREAS such factors as the rising crime rate and the alarming drop in public morality urgently call for an increased measure of that up building righteousness which according to sacred Scripture alone can exalt a nation, and

WHEREAS voices have been raised in various sectors seeking to discourage the inquiry of the Federal Communications Commission into the amount and nature of the religious programming carried by radio and television stations,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Association of Evangelicals, assembled in annual convention at Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 27-29, 1965, reaffirm their dedication to those solidly scriptural and eminently American Christian principles upon which our beloved nation was founded, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we deplore any further trends leading toward the increasing secularization of our twentieth-century society, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we call upon the Federal Communications Commission to continue to give appropriate attention to religious programming, as normally constituting a proper and necessary category of programming “in the public interest, convenience and necessity”, and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that we call upon the radio and television stations throughout the land to afford appropriate and ample opportunity for the broadcasting of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.