I’ve already written about the Methodist professors who are opposing President Bush’s library that is likely to be built on SMU’s campus (see previous post, “Bush in My Backyard”), but now a group of Methodist ministers have also joined the fray. These ministers stand against the library’s being associated with SMU because they perceive President Bush to be an anti-Christian President. One of the protesting ministers is quoted in the Dallas Morning News saying,
â€œI think that George Bush has been in his presidency so inconsistent with fundamental Christianity that he should not be associated with a Methodist university. Methodist means decency and this man has not been decentâ€ (source).
Among the anti-Christian deeds these ministers allege Bush to have committed are the invasion of Iraq, detention of prisoners, and torture.
I won’t rehash everything that I wrote in my previous post in response to the professors, but it is worth pointing out that the ministers’ characterization of the Bush presidency is hardly a consensus position. It would be a shame for Dallas to miss out on a presidential library because of these kinds of misguided arguments.
For more on my opinion on the growing opposition, read “Bush in My Backyard”.
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