Wednesday, May 18, 2005

College Ad to Protest Bush Visit

College ad to protest Bush visit - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - May 17, 2005

Well, we've heard about how Bush/Rove jumped at the chance to give a commencement address at (yet another) evangelical Christian college. But somebody didn't do their homework and it turns out this is an entirely different sort of evangelical Christian college, that is to say it is--well--Christian. And the're none too pleased at the prospect of Bush's visit. I applaud Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan) for its guts and its integrity.

Okay. We've all heard that part already. But guess who's reporting on it? The "reverend" Sun Myung Moon's (Unification Church-owned) Washington Times.

One-third of the professors at an evangelical Christian college in Grand Rapids, Mich., are taking out a large ad in a local newspaper Saturday to protest President Bush's commencement speech.

"As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to initiate war only as a last resort," the ad will say. "We believe your administration has launched an unjust and unjustified war in Iraq."

"No single political position should be identified with God's will," says the ad, which also chastises the president for "actions that favor the wealthy of our society and burden the poor."

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