Those Who Opposed Bush Presidential Center at SMU Still Opposed to Bush Presidential Center
|George W. Bush Presidential Center|
|The baseball Bush used to throw out the first pitch of Game 3 of the World Series in New York City after September 11, 2001|
But the Bush bash isn't sitting well with those who opposed the center from the get-go, like the Rev. William K. McElvaney, Professor Emeritus of Preaching and Worship at the Perkins School of Theology. He tells The New York Times today he's less than enthused about the collectibles on display:"It's the approach they've taken all along; it fits their worldview. It's a tragedy for S.M.U. to hitch its star to this." To which Tex Sample, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, adds this:
"I hope that a bullhorn will not become the symbol for the entry of the United States into an unjustified war and that a pistol of Saddam Hussein's is not seen as some strange symbol of victory in that horrendous misjudgment. That these should be the symbols of the values and commitments of the Bush administration and should now become the face of Southern Methodist University is cause for alarm."