Fellow blogger Apostle John called it: Joan Gray from Atlanta was elected Moderator of the General Assembly on the third ballot tonight. I was impressed with her presentation and answering of questions, which I watched on the streaming video.
I'm happy because I agree with her opposition to changing ordination standards and the PUP recommendation #5. No one asked about the divestment controversy, unfortunately, during the question and answer session. Joan Gray seems to be more conservative than our current Moderator. My impression is that she is someone who will be able to handle the job with fairness to all sides.
All of the candidates were well-spoken and attractive pastors who seem to be a credit to the denomination. I've never seen the election of a Moderator before, but thanks to the miracle of the internet I saw it tonight.
May God be with our new Moderator as she presides over the rest of the GA proceedings!