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Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College


by Eugene Cho <http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?author=3D26>  =
09-24-2008=20

This is hard to read.  Hard to swallow.  Hard to understand =E2=80=A6 =
especially when it happens at a Christian university such as George Fox =
University <http://www.georgefox.edu/index.html>  in Newberg, Oregon (20 =
miles southwest of Portland).  From numerous respected accounts, I have =
only heard good things about the university, so I share this news not in =
any way to condemn the institution, the faculty, or the students.

Early Tuesday morning (September 23), an effigy in the likeness of =
Senator Barack Obama was found hanging from a tree in front of one of =
the school buildings.  Truly disturbing.

While we ought to genuinely celebrate the historic elements of this =
presidential election year which includes Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, =
and Sarah Palin, this horrible news is another reminder that we have a =
long way to go. Is it simply because they are not =
like=E2=80=9Cme=E2=80=9D and thus, they must be different =E2=80=A6 and =
thus, the other =E2=80=93 leading =
<http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/are-we-otherizing-obama-palin/=
>  to the =E2=80=9Cotherizing=E2=80=9D, in this case, of Obama?

Rural or urban, Christian or secular, male or female, young or old, =
Republican or Democrat =E2=80=A6 we still have a long way to go.  We =
have work ahead.

I have nothing insightful to write.  I simply want to implore you to be =
reminded and revitalized by the one who reconciles us and invites us to =
the work of reconciliation:

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we =
once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if =
anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the =
new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through =
Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that God was =
reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting =
people=E2=80=99s sins against them. And he has committed to us the =
message of reconciliation.  We are therefore Christ=E2=80=99s =
ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore =
you on Christ=E2=80=99s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who =
had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the =
righteousness of God.  (2 Corinthians 5:16-21)

Here=E2=80=99s the article from Oregon =
<http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/racial_incident_rattles=
_george.html>  Live:

A likeness of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama was found hanging in the George Fox =
University  <http://www.georgefox.edu/index.html> quad early Tuesday =
along with graffiti aimed at minority recipients of a scholarship =
program, the university president told The Oregonian this morning.

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

=E2=80=9CWe absolutely cannot hate those around us and say we love =
God,=E2=80=9D he said. =E2=80=9CIt is not possible.=E2=80=9D

=E2=80=9CYesterday was not a good example of what it means to follow =
Jesus,=E2=80=9D he said.

Quoting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, the =
president said the university has long had difficulties recruiting =
nonwhite students and his dream has been to help create a university =
that =E2=80=9Cmore broadly represents the kingdom of God.=E2=80=9D





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color:#002060'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><b><span =
style=3D'font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#002060'>Yes - complete lyrics<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><b><span =
style=3D'font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#002060'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><b><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif";
color:windowtext'>From:</span></b><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
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sayma-discuss-bounces at kitenet.net
[mailto:sayma-discuss-bounces at kitenet.net] <b>On Behalf Of </b>Susan =
Jeffers<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Friday, September 26, 2008 8:49 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> Charles Schade<br>
<b>Cc:</b> sayma-discuss at kitenet.net<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [Sayma-Discuss] ouch<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal>That would be a line from the Leonard Cohen song
&quot;Anthem&quot; -- I often hum it, myself.<br>
<a =
href=3D"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DBvcX5RMBwbk">http://www.youtube.=
com/watch?v=3DBvcX5RMBwbk</a><br>
<br>
Another Leonard Cohen tune I like, apropos in these troubled =
times:&nbsp;
&quot;Hallelujah&quot;<br>
<a =
href=3D"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Drf36v0epfmI">http://www.youtube.=
com/watch?v=3Drf36v0epfmI</a><br>
<br>
Susan Jeffers<br>
SAYMA lurker, member of Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, Lake Erie Yearly =
Meeting<br>
longtime Leonard Cohen fan<br>
<br>
Charles Schade wrote: <o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>Remember, there was a serious and ugly incident at =
Guilford
a year or two ago.&nbsp; We should not judge an institution by the =
actions of a
minority, but by how the institution collectively responds to the
problem.&nbsp; Guilford rose to the occasion, and the report suggests =
George
Fox may do the same.&nbsp; We should hold the faculty and students at =
George
Fox in the Light.<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>Some years back there was a poem in Friends Journal =
that
seems appropriate to this situation.&nbsp; I am not sure I can quote it
correctly, but it read something like this:<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>Forget you perfect offering<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>Ring the bells that still can ring<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>There's a crack, a crack in =
everything.<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>It's how the Light gets in.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>(if anybody has a copy of the original, I would =
love to see
it)<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>cps<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>----- Original Message ----- <o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><b>From:</b> <a =
href=3D"mailto:Quakerkristi at aol.com"
title=3D"Quakerkristi at aol.com">Quakerkristi at aol.com</a> <o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><b>To:</b> <a =
href=3D"mailto:sayma-discuss at kitenet.net"
title=3D"sayma-discuss at kitenet.net">sayma-discuss at kitenet.net</a> =
<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><b>Sent:</b> Thursday, September 25, 2008 3:28 =
PM<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><b>Subject:</b> [Sayma-Discuss] ouch<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>From Sojourner's daily =
email....Kristi<o:p></o:p></p>

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<h2>Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College<o:p></o:p></h2>

<p class=3DMsoNormal>by <a =
href=3D"http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?author=3D26"
title=3D"Posts by Eugene Cho">Eugene Cho</a> 09-24-2008 <o:p></o:p></p>

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<p>This is hard to read.&nbsp; Hard to swallow.&nbsp; Hard to understand =
=E2=80=A6
especially when it happens at&nbsp;a Christian university such as <a
href=3D"http://www.georgefox.edu/index.html"
title=3D"http://www.georgefox.edu/index.html">George Fox University</a> =
in
Newberg, Oregon (20 miles&nbsp;southwest of Portland).&nbsp; From =
numerous
respected accounts, I have only heard&nbsp;good things&nbsp;about the
university,&nbsp;so I share this news not in any way to condemn the
institution, the faculty, or the students.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p>Early Tuesday morning (September 23), an effigy in the likeness of =
Senator
Barack Obama was found hanging from a tree in front of one of the school
buildings.&nbsp; Truly disturbing.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p>While we ought to genuinely celebrate the historic elements of this
presidential election year&nbsp;which includes Hillary Clinton, Barack =
Obama,
and Sarah Palin, this horrible news is another reminder that we have a =
long way
to go. Is it simply because they are not =
like<em>=E2=80=9Cme=E2=80=9D</em> and thus, they must
be different =E2=80=A6 and thus, the other&nbsp;=E2=80=93 <a
href=3D"http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/are-we-otherizing-obama=
-palin/"
title=3D"http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/are-we-otherizing-obam=
a-palin/">leading
to the =E2=80=9Cotherizing=E2=80=9D</a>, in this case, of =
Obama?<o:p></o:p></p>

<p>Rural or urban, Christian or&nbsp;secular, male or female, young or =
old,
Republican or Democrat&nbsp;=E2=80=A6 we still have a long way to =
go.&nbsp; We have
work ahead.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p>I have nothing insightful to write.&nbsp; I&nbsp;simply want&nbsp;to =
implore
you to be reminded and revitalized by the&nbsp;one who reconciles us and
invites us to the work of reconciliation:<o:p></o:p></p>

<blockquote style=3D'margin-top:5.0pt;margin-bottom:5.0pt'>

<p>So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though =
we once
regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is =
in
Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is =
here!&nbsp; All
this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave =
us the
ministry of reconciliation;&nbsp;that God was reconciling the world to =
himself
in Christ, not counting people=E2=80=99s sins against them. And he has =
committed to us
the message of reconciliation.&nbsp; We are therefore Christ=E2=80=99s =
ambassadors, as
though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on =
Christ=E2=80=99s
behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for =
us, so
that in him we might become the righteousness of God.&nbsp; (2 =
Corinthians
5:16-21)<o:p></o:p></p>

</blockquote>

<p>Here=E2=80=99s the article from <a
href=3D"http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/racial_incident_=
rattles_george.html"
title=3D"http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/racial_incident=
_rattles_george.html">Oregon
Live</a>:<o:p></o:p></p>

<blockquote style=3D'margin-top:5.0pt;margin-bottom:5.0pt'>

<p>A likeness of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama was found hanging in the <a
href=3D"http://www.georgefox.edu/index.html"
title=3D"http://www.georgefox.edu/index.html">George Fox University =
</a>quad
early Tuesday along with graffiti aimed at minority recipients of a =
scholarship
program, the university president told The Oregonian this =
morning.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p>President Robin Baker discussed the incident this morning during the
twice-weekly campus service, which was packed. With dozens of Act 6 =
students
and student leaders in front of the stage, he denounced the display and =
urged
students to show that such a display has no place in Christian =
ideals.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p>=E2=80=9CWe absolutely cannot hate those around us and say we love =
God,=E2=80=9D he said.
=E2=80=9CIt is not possible.=E2=80=9D<o:p></o:p></p>

<p>=E2=80=9CYesterday was not a good example of what it means to follow =
Jesus,=E2=80=9D he
said.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p>Quoting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, the
president said the university has long had difficulties recruiting =
nonwhite
students and his dream has been to help create a university that =
=E2=80=9Cmore broadly
represents the kingdom of God.=E2=80=9D<o:p></o:p></p>

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