Shuck and Jive

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Greater Atlanta Goes Blue!

Update 10:56 p.m.
All the votes for today I think are in.
15 voted today:
9 yes!
6 no

Total so far: 79 presbyteries have voted
34 yes!
45 no
The margin is narrowing. 87 needed to win.

Check Bruce for analysis.
Go to Presbyweb for the blue-yellow breakdown.

Eastern Oregon yes!
Giddings-Lovejoy yes!
New Hope yes!
Ohio Valley yes!
Homestead no (by 3 votes)
Sacramento no
Tropical Florida no
North Alabama no

Update 5:52 p.m.
John Knox yes!
New Hope yes!
Santa Fe yes!

Update 4:31 p.m.
Lake Erie no 32-58

Update: All unofficial reports from Twitter--

Mid-Kentucky yes!
Arkansas yes!
James no

This just in. Another photo finish at the amendment B steeplechase. Greater Atlanta, the largest presbytery in the PCUSA, voted 243-233 in favor of B, moving from a history of
being yellow to justice blue!

According to Bruce the Bookie, 14 presbyteries vote today. He has the odds on favorites.

Go Blue!




5 comments:

  1. Giddings-Lovejoy, Yes. I think it was 125-58.

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  2. Yeah Santa Fe! I did find out that New Covenant voted against. It's amazing to me that Tres Rios passed it, and New Covenant did not. If West Texans can evolve, anyone can.

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  3. Giddings-Lovejoy was HUGE!

    One of our biggest churches walked out after the vote . . . but . . . they made their decision long ago. There's been no denominational identification on their website for at least a year. And they won't leave the denomination, rumor has it, because they want to build.

    But overall, it was a good day. And in 50 years - so long, too long, but foreseeable - I don't believe children will ever believe that this was such a big issue.

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  4. That was huge, better than 2-1.

    The big, baby, bully churches can walk out in a huff if they want. The tide is changing.

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