Friday, February 20, 2009

Stunning upset vote: Tres Rios presbytery shifts pro-equality

With a record-setting 28% pro-equality shift compared to its previous 2001-2002 vote, it appears that Tres Rios has flipped pro-equality.  At this point all I can say is that all bets and guesses about the end of the 08-B voting process are off, because simply on the basis of the 2001-2 vote count, you would never have convinced me in advance that the pro-equality vote would win the day here.

Tres Rios Presbytery serves western Texas. A map is here:

Tres Rios vote stats:
2001-2 01-A: 17 yes, 54 no --> 24% YES
2009 08-B: 37 yes, 34 no --> 52% YES

This is really a stunner, and in a good way. Whatever you folks are doing in Alabama and now in Texas, keep on doing it.