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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Methodists Don't Want G.W.B. Library at SMU

"Methodists have a long history of social conscience, so questions about the conduct of this president are very concerning."
-Rev. Andrew J. Weaver of New York, who graduated from SMU's Perkins School of Theology
We the undersigned express our objection to the prospect of the George W. Bush library, museum, and think tank being established at Southern Methodist University. As United Methodists, we believe that the linking of his presidency with a university bearing the Methodist name is utterly inappropriate. We urge the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University and the South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church to reject this project.


At 1/20/2007 6:42 PM, Blogger Ellen K said...

Actually the administration and many of the professors and students who aren't suffering from political tunnel vision DO recognize that a presidential library is a valuable research and analysis asset. The people who are pushing the agenda include only one minister from the Dallas area. Most are from the northeast and far west. This is just another blatant attempt to ridicule and embarrass the president. UT accepted the LBJ library even though most on campus opposed the Vietnam War. So what is so wrong about SMU finally getting some positive news. Shame on the ministers for using their pulpits to promote their political agendas. That is not religion and as such should be taxed.


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