Here is a St. Louis Reporter's words about David Strand's words on the petition:
"He pointed out that the 7,000 signatures make up one-third of 1 percent of the church body." Are you feeling the love yet? GRR!
Which is, being interpreted, I suppose: Hey, 7000, you guys are small beans and don't count.
What God has to say about 7,000 can be read in 1 Kings 19:18.
Hmm. What does this mean?
You can read the whole story here: