SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Halfway through the day after the closing ceremonies of the General Conference Session, tens of thousands of Adventists have announced their intent to stay in San Antonio.
Although today was officially reserved for GC event staff to disassemble convention staging and displays, an impromptu meeting was held in the Alamodome in which GC delegates voted by a margin that eclipsed even last week’s resounding anti-women’s ordination vote, to “make San Antonio the Adventist Salt Lake City.”
Bhad Khopee, a spokesperson for the stubbornly encamped Adventists, said that based on the delegates’ vote and common sentiment shared by tens of thousands of Adventists from around the world that have yet to leave town, General Conference leaders have decided to move their offices to San Antonio.
This, said Khopee, will be the “first step toward establishing an Adventist capital city.” He added that he is confident that Adventist businesses will soon follow suit and praised an enterprising ADRA snack stand team that has already set up shop to serve the city’s determined new population.
“It’s not cool that the Mormons get Salt Lake City and the best we’ve managed so far is laying partial claim to podunk Adventist college towns that no one has ever heard about,” said Khopee, to a group of bewildered reporters. “Saying we run Berrien Springs and parts of College Place impresses absolutely no one.”
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