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 http://220.127.116.11/Executive%20Board%20Action.pdf 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...