SAN ANTONIO, Texas --- General Conference Session communications officials have called a series of emergency meetings after what spokesperson Abe Livious called "a torrent of confusing compliments about our Twitter handle image from people we don't know."
Speaking to a gaggle of Adventist reporters inside the San Antonio Alamodome, Livious shared some of the most recent tweets his team had received:
"Hey @gcsession, I noticed that your account's profile image looks an awful lot like all the other rainbows on my Facebook feed, thank you for your support!" tweeted @rainbowsbrighter
@saywhatgcpeeps tweeted "@gcsession, I had you guys pegged as out of touch. I was wrong. #awesomeimage"
@PROUDtobeAdventist chimed in with "@gcsession CONGRATULATIONS!!!"
"We are not sure what all this chatter from people with rainbow Twitter profiles is about, but we are determined to get to the bottom of it," said Livious. "It has been suggested that something about our colorful stained glass Twitter pic started all this, but that has yet to be confirmed."
Others were less confused about the reason for the torrent of tweets. "As much as I would like to believe that the GC Session team was trying to make a subtle statement about the right to love with their Twitter image, I suspect they are simply a few steps too far removed from being aware of social media trends," said Franc au Courant, an Adventist 20-something designer from Seattle. "They likely have zero idea what their rainbow Twitter image looks like because they haven't been following media enough to be clued in."
Courant added that the @gcsession team may be "subliminally promoting something they don't even believe in, because they won't hire young people or clue in to the trends of society at large. Pretty unforgivable for a church co-founded by a 17-year old handicapped female."
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