Methodists against the Bush library? Not quite





The Dallas blog Pegasus News is reporting that the "governing body of the United Methodist Church has come out against the George Bush Library being constructed on the campus of Southern Methodist University."

Only problem is it isn't true. Instead of approving a petition against the library, the UMC General Conference on Wednesday voted 844-20 to refer the matter to the South Central Jurisdiction's conference scheduled for July in Dallas.

The jurisdiction's mission council gave SMU permission in March 2007 to lease out part of the campus for the library complex. The annual conference routinely passes all mission council actions, but some within the church are trying to force an open debate and vote on whether to ratify the agreement.


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