Quotes from the Quorum

*"I don't think this Assembly has ever voted down an effort to refer back."-Kennedy Smartt.

*"Is it allowable to take less than 30 minutes?" "It is certainly allowable, Mr. Moderator-but I wouldn't take odds on it."-John White.

*"For some reason, I'm being called off the floor-it may be by unanimous consent."-David Coffin. "I was wondering if we could continue if Mr. Coffin is off the floor."-Fred Schumpert.

*"Those who would favor the motion raise your yellow cards. . . . Those opposed lower them."-Kennedy Smartt.

*"One brief point, so I can confess my sins."-David Coffin. "We'll have to extend time."-Sam Duncan.

*"I wish you weren't so logical. . . . I will demonstrate my consistency by agreeing with Mr. Coffin's logic."-Kennedy Smartt.

*"Do you know where the [$12,000] is coming from?" "The Lord will provide."-John Owen Butler.

*"I want to thank you for your very temperate discussion of these matters, and your kindness to me. My blood pressure's up about 50 points."-Moderator Kennedy Smartt, after the debate on whether to establish a study committee on Creation.

*"Tomorrow, there will be Fair St. Louis, which means there's going to be a parade in honor of my last hurrah."-Retiring Stated Clerk Paul Gilchrist.

*"You know, we may be in trouble today, because neither Jack Williamson nor David Coffin is here. . . . I used to think that we ought just to send David Coffin and Jack Williamson to the Assembly and just send in our proxy however we wanted to vote. . . ."-Kennedy Smartt.

*"Mr. Moderator, I'm Teaching Elder Christopher Robbins of Pittsburgh Presbytery." "We've read about you, sir."-Kennedy Smartt.

*"We have a program we're going to present to you, and I think you're going to like it because it's only eight minutes long."-Mission to the World Coordinator Paul Kooistra.