Friday, October 21, 2005

A Little More Analysis of the Clarksburg, WV Vote

Now posted on the WV Baptist Covention Website:

Vote to Immediately withdraw from ABCUSA (Sponsered by WV Baptists for Truth):

YES: 325 (41%)
NO: 391 (59%)

May I note here that when 41% of a group wants out of Dodge right now, it's not a sign of health and contentment?

Vote to "reaffirm our historic relationship with ABCUSA":

YES: 267 (39.9%)
NO: 402 (60.1%)

The "status quo" got a drubbing. Again, if I were in Valley Forge, I would take no comfort from this outcome.

Instead, the phased process that is described at sounds very much like the process now underway in PSW. PSW got "ahead" of WVBC only because Dr. Medley's choice to provoke a confrontation in late summer over the Budget Covenant issue.

I have a special place in my heart for West Virginia. I am a 1979 graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College. I have often called West Virginians the Texans of the North. Just like I've never met a mean Texan, I've never met a mean West Virginian. Take me home, country roads...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should check out the spin that puts on the vote. It's on their news page.