The Reverend Angus Morrison told elders and fellow ministers that the special commission would best serve the "peace and unity" of the church.
Well, in as much as it puts off the issue for another two years. Pity it doesn't serve, you know, justice or equality or anything like that.
In the meantime, they've told their members not to discuss the issue with the media, because as we all know, if you don't talk about it, it goes away.
The measure met with an angry reaction from the Reverend Alec Shuttleworth, who compared it to MPs who like to "blame the media" for the current expenses row.
Hurray for Alec! I was round at his house for pre-Christmas mince pies and snacks last year, somewhat randomly, so I'm glad I approve of his stance on the matter.
I'm not sure what'll happen now - whether the issue will actually go away again, or whether it'll rumble on in letters pages and presbytery meetings for two years. They're going to have to make a decision eventually. Maybe they're hoping some of the hard-liners will die off in the meantime.