Dr.Deimel says about this paper:
“This is not a voter’s guide designed to tell deputies which resolutions to vote for and which resolutions to vote against. It is, rather, a reflection on the resolutions that should help deputies focus on relevant issues, even if their points of view differ substantially from that expressed here. Moreover, it is important to remember that the Special Commission’s recommendations are a starting point for General Convention discussion; the final product of the legislative process will surely be different, in major or in minor ways.
The church’s proper response to events that followed General Convention 2003 needs to be considered in the context of those events and of longstanding movements in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. Deputies should familiarize themselves with that history, which is documented and explicated elsewhere. Above all, the following questions must be kept in mind as resolutions are considered:
- What problem are we solving?
- How is any proposed resolution supposed to contribute to a solution?
- What are the likely (and possibly even unlikely) negative consequences of any proposed resolution?
To which we might all voice a profound Amen.
When it is posted it will be on the PEP webside, which is http://www.progressiveepiscopalians.org
This is a must read.