GC 2012: Afternoon Plenary to Be Open, After All

May 03, 2012

TAMPA, FL (11:51 a.m. EDT) Bishop Scott Jones, presiding officer for the afternoon plenary at General Conference 2112, after consultation with the Chair of the Commission on the General Conference and other episcopal leaders, has ruled that the afternoon session will be open in accordance with Rule 3.3.

Earlier, Bishop Mike Coyner of Indiana had announced the session would be closed to "all observers" after demonstrators against the defeat of the Human Sexuality petition refused to leave the floor.
 
It remains to be seen whether demonstrators will persist in what we have been told is their plan to be arrested when the session begins at 2 p.m. (11 a.m. PDT).