MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach City Council has agreed on a resolution to oppose antisemitism in all forms, as well as other types of religious intolerance, racism and discrimination in the area.

Local Jewish children gathered in the city chambers to witness the council’s agreement. A statement read aloud by city spokesman Mark Kruea highlighted how the United States was founded, in part, on a search for religious freedom.

Rabbis and members of the Jewish community in Myrtle Beach spoke about the weight that this resolution will carry in their community.

“I’m proud and grateful to be living in the Myrtle Beach community with a mayor and city council that are indifferent to those who spread hatred,” one Jewish community member said. “A mayor and city council willing to take a stand against hatred, hateful literature, and hateful behavior.”

Also on Tuesday, the council reviewed the successes that the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce had during the past year and discussed its 2023 state legislative priorities.