New N.O.W. President

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  1. Salty

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    Why is it any of my business? Does your local church publish vote tallies of congregational meetings?
     
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    First - I would assume there were hundreds if not thousands of votes. If I were one of those voters, I would want to know the results. Since I am not a member ( hmm - I wonder if they allow males to join ) it is not imperative that I personally know the results - just curious why they think they need to keep it under wraps.

    As far as our church business meetings - the minutes are open to anyone who would like to read them. Any vote would be public knowledge. The only variance would be in calling a pastor. Our constitution is set up so that a man (not a woman) needs to have a 75 % affirmate to be extended a call. Now, if he gets between 75 & 99%, we will have a "second ballot" The purpose of this vote is to give those who voted no (in our church, we only consider on candidae at a time) to vote yes - which in essence is a vote of confidence - therefore the committee can inform the candidate he was called with an 100% vote.

    Otherwise, everything is pertty much an open book - as we would want to present ourselves to the community as being above reproach.
     
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    In our congregation the Church Council announces the winner and never gives the totals. (far as I know) Been doing it this way for 50 years with no complaints.
     
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    Well, if your church ever takes up the cause of supporting abortion as rabidly as the NOW, I'll insist on looking at your totals.
     

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