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Methodist Ministers Say No to Bush Presidential Library at SMU

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posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 03:53 PM
Ministers from Methodist congregations all over the US are starting an online drive to block Southern Methodist University from hosting a Bush Presidential Library on campus grounds. These ministers find it inappropriate that a memorial to this president be located at a university affiliated with a religion known for social conscience.
A group of Methodist ministers from across the nation launched an online petition drive Thursday urging Southern Methodist University to stop trying to land George W. Bush's presidential library.

The petition, on a new Web site,, says that "as United Methodists, we believe that the linking of his presidency with a university bearing the Methodist name is utterly inappropriate."

"Methodists have a long history of social conscience, so questions about the conduct of this president are very concerning," said one of the petition's organizers, the Rev. Andrew J. Weaver of New York, who graduated from SMU's Perkins School of Theology.

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The $200 million being raised to fund the library might trump social conscience in this day and age.

We Americans have to wake up one day soon and realize we have strayed from the tenets that made this country great. Warmongering, torture, secret prisons, rendition, the rise of the police state. We are told it is for our own good, but is it really?

This petition may be one such wake up call, and I, for one, am glad to hear it.


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