Shuck and Jive

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Net Gain on Amendment A!

A good day of voting on Amendment A. This is the amendment that would remove the effective "don't ask don't tell" policy from the PC(U.S.A.) Eight presbyteries voted. Six yes and one no and one yet to report.

The story is Eastern Virginia. This presbytery had voted against equality in 2008-9 and flipped for justice this time around. The other yeses had been yeses last time and the one no had been a no. The one we have yet to hear from was a strong no in 2008-9.
So we had a net gain of one presbytery.

Thank you and very nice work in all the presbyteries, especially Eastern Virginia!

Eastern Virginia you get today's Flipper Award!

  • Eastern Virginia 87-69 (Woot!)
  • Gennesee Valley 85-29
  • Cayuga-Syracuse (unanimous yes voice vote)
  • Elizabeth 63-46
  • Mid-Kentucky 99-9
  • San Jose 78-57
No votes:
  • Beaver-Butler 27-73
Yet to report:
  • Upper Ohio Valley (last time went no 12-72--so expecting a no)
The overall score is 15 yes and 19 no with 87 being the magic number to make a huge difference in ending discrimination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

For updates follow
Covenant Network and More Light Presbyterians and see the vote chart.