SILVER SPRING, Md. — Third floor General Conference offices are abuzz with activity this December as administrators sort the names of union presidents from around the world into “naughty” or “nice” lists.
Union presidents that allow women’s ordination or critique GC draft documents at Annual Council have automatically had their names listed in bold on the “naughty” list.
Union presidents in North America, problematic parts of Europe and all of Australia are also considered naughty until proven nice.
To qualify for the “nice” list, union presidents have to be able to document that they have never clapped after a special music performance, no matter how good it was.
In addition, union presidents on the nice list must promise under oath that they voted against sending the compliance document back to committee at Annual Council 2017.