Apparently, my previous post declaring that the debate about the George W. Bush Presidential Library at SMU was resolved was premature. With all of the focus on the process of electing the final Bishop, I missed that this happened yesterday.
Rev. Jeannie Treviño-Teddlie asked for a rule of law from presiding Bishop Robert E. Hayes Jr “on whether the approved land lease to the Bush Foundation violates church law and the university’s articles of incorporation” (see link below to UM Reporter Blog). Apparently, this sidesteps the need for a vote from the Jurisdiction and the Bishop’s ruling is automatically reviewed by the Judicial Council.
To read more about this visit the United Methodist Reporter Blog here.
I spent three years at Perkins marveling at the ease with which SMU’s culture and administration overlooked or flat-out ignored a wide range of un-Methodist and church un-friendly behaviors and attitudes on campus.
That some of the same persons who whistled past the graveyard of a student culture plagued by alcohol and substance abuse, materialism and the hookup mentaility have finally found something they consider un-Methodist enough to oppose is more than a little farcical.