Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pueblo and Southeastern Illinois presbyteries

Another presbytery has shifted in favor of equality -- in this case it's a presbytery that we'd hope would shift pro-LGBT this year.

Southeastern Illinois:
2001-2 01-A: 69 yes, 77 no --> 47.3% YES
2009 08-B: 68 yes, 56 no --> 54.8% YES

So it's close to an 8% pro-LGBT shift, and this presbytery votes YES on equality this year. Very nice.

Also, in the past day or two Pueblo Presbytery voted. Although this was another "very unlikely to shift to yes" presbytery, the percentage pro-equality shift is excellent:

2001-2 01-A: 23 yes, 77 no --> 23% YES
2009 08-B: 27 yes, 54 no --> 33% YES

This is one of just a few presbyteries, under 30% previous pro-equality support, to shift in a pro-equality direction -- in this case by a significant percentage.