The National Association of Evangelicals calls attention to the stand it took at the convention in 1956 relative to racial minorities and urges its members to do everything possible by precept and practice to implement more zealously the resolution which is as follows:
WHEREAS we believe that the teachings of Christ area violated by discriminatory practices against racial minorities in many, if not all, sections of our country; and
WHEREAS we believe that the propagation of the gospel is hindered in many foreign countries by these practices, and
WHEREAS we believe that many from these minority groups in our own country are alienated from the gospel by these actions,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the National Association of Evangelicals reaffirms its belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ, including His emphasis upon the inherent worth and intrinsic value of every man, regardless of race, class, creed or color, and that we urge all our constituency to use every legitimate means to eliminate unfair discriminatory practices, and that, therefore, we deplore extremist tactics by any individual or organized groups. We believe that those in authority in political, social and particularly evangelical Christian groups have a moral responsibility to work effectively and openly for the creation of that cultus of life which will provide equal rights and opportunities for every individual.