Just a note to those following the legislation here in Anaheim:
CO56 -- the resolution on same sex blessings passed yesterday by the bishops 104-30 -- will come to the House of Deputies for consideration on a special order Friday morning at 9:30 a.m.
I've been directed to much speculation about conspiracy theories on some of the blogs on the whys and wherefores of the scheduling of the special order for CO56. The answer is profoundly simple: in the interest of moving as much legislation through as possible in these last two days of convention, the House of Deputies is only considering resolutions today that originate in this house.
Those resolutions will go to the House of Bishops tomorrow -- while there's still time for them to concur -- and our deputies will take up other matters -- including CO56 -- tomorrow.
We're here in Anaheim to do ALL the business of the church -- and the more of it we can actually get done, the better stewards we are of the resources and trust that have sent us here to do that work.