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Obama hung in effigy? Where?

I am so depressed to see that this happened at George Fox University of all places.

Whatever you think of of Quaker history, or how you want to phrase the metaphor, I'm sure George Fox is spinning rapidly in his grave right now.

(No, I don't think this means GFU is a bad place - it's just pretty startling.)


An open letter to the person who hung Barack Obama in effigy at George Fox University:
Lack of evidence to the contrary, I'll assume you're a student there at George Fox. So you've surely been chastised for behaving un-Christianly. And then there's the horrible stain you've put on Quakers, who, after all, led the abolition movement. I add my voice to the chorus on both counts, and go one further.
My young friend, take a walk with me to Ross Center, the visual and performing arts building on your campus. It's been awhile since I've been there, but I'm sure the portrait of Milo and Alice Ross is still on display. Milo was president of this school for 15 years. His vision is what put George Fox (then College) on the map. He believed being a Christian meant having higher standards. Your university is rightly proud of its national reputation, and it was Milo Ross who led the way by getting the school accredited for the first time.
In addition to academic excellence, Milo and Alice left a legacy of racial inclusion and tolerance, befitting their Quaker heritage. They provided a home for students from places like Jordan and Kenya. To be a guest in their home was to be treated with grace and dignity, no matter what color your skin was. The Act Six program also bears witness to their legacy. They lived their belief that justice and equality wouldn't be achieved without positive action and support from those able to provide it.
Look – there's the portrait. Go stand in front of Milo and Alice Ross, and let me introduce you to my grandparents. Let's tell them how your deed has put this now thriving institution on the map in a new way. Look at them and feel their hearts break because of what you have done.
Yours in hope,
Karen (Eichenberger) Lollis

It's horrible that someone would hang Barack Obama in effigy, as was done with Sarah Palin (equally wrong)in the LA area. But, isn't it also appalling that many Quakers support the actual and unjustified taking of life through the genocide of abortion? About forty million lives have been taken so far. Are Quakers willing to lift their voting finger on November 4th in support of a candidate who will likely appoint judges who believe that our Declaration of Independence and Constitution protect our most fundamental right, the right to life?