Tweeting the Meeting: Day 5, Fundamental Beliefs Edition

Tweeting the Meeting: Day 5, Fundamental Beliefs Edition

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Published:
July 7, 2015

Tweets are flying at the Alamodome in San Antonio as delegates, attendees, and media share insights about the proceedings. Here is our Twitter roundup from Day 5:

Monday in the Alamodome revolved around two things - editing the Fundamental Beliefs and nominating officers/leaders of the World Church.

Right off the bat, delegates requested a larger font to better see the edits on screen. Their request was passed and people were pleased.

As motions were made to change certain wording in the Fundamental Beliefs, Twitter users had some comments to share about the conference.

On the floor, a motion was made to enforce a two-minute time limit on delegates at the microphone. Speeches that required translation got three minutes.

One significant change that impacted the Adventist LGBTQ community was the update to Fundamental Belief 23 (Marriage). The motion to make it even more clear that marriage is solely between a man and women was met with overwhelming support after President Ted Wilson stood up and made his opinion on the topic clear.

Wilson also spent time encouraging delegates to use the yellow voting cards for “easy” votes instead of asking for secret ballot.

While discussion continued on the floor, commentaries about the GC proceedings continued on Twitter.

Some individuals tweeting at home expressed their desire to be a delegate; others were not as sure.

In the afternoon, the nominating committee presented a list of names to be voted on by the delegates. One notable nomination was for the re-election of Dan Jackson for North American Division President.

At the end of the day, a few offered a summary of events.

Rachel Logan is a SpectrumMagazine.org Intern, and a member of the General Conference reporting team in San Antonio, Texas.

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