Shuck and Jive

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!


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

  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.

  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.

  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.