Thursday, September 25, 2008

University Reacts to Effigy of Obama Found Hanging

by Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian
Wednesday September 24, 2008, 3:10 PM

The president of George Fox University this morning denounced the hanging of a likeness of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama on campus along with graffiti aimed at minority recipients of a scholarship program.

President Robin Baker discussed the incident today during the twice-weekly campus service, which was packed. With dozens of Act 6 students and student leaders in front of the stage, he urged students to show that the display, found Tuesday, has no place in Christian ideals.

"We absolutely cannot hate those around us and say we love God," he said. "It is not possible."

"Yesterday was not a good example of what it means to follow Jesus," he said.

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