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    White House Ordered "IHS" Covered for Obama Speech.

    How many times did we hear it during the campaign? "Obama isn't a Muslim, he's a devout Christian..."

    ... a Christian who must have nearby Christian symbols covered up when he speaks, like a patriot who refuses to honor the flag... Perhaps Obama's special brand of Christianity is only served when we hear "God Damn America".

    Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    By Edwin Mora



    Photo of Gaston Hall stage that shows symbol "IHS" that was covered up during President Obama's speech to accommodate a White House request. (Wikimedia photo)
    (CNSNews.com) - Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there.

    As of Wednesday afternoon, the “IHS” monogram that had previously adorned the stage at Georgetown’s Gaston Hall was still covered up--when the pediment where it had appeared was photographed by CNSNews.com.



    President Obama is greeted by Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia as he arrives to deliver remarks on the economy, April 14, 2009, at Georgetown University. Georgetown had covered the symbol "IHS" on the pediment above and behind the two men. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
    “In coordinating the logistical arrangements for yesterday’s event, Georgetown honored the White House staff’s request to cover all of the Georgetown University signage and symbols behind Gaston Hall stage,” Julie Green Bataille, associate vice president for communications at Georgetown, told CNSNews.com.

    “The White House wanted a simple backdrop of flags and pipe and drape for the speech, consistent with what they’ve done for other policy speeches,” she added. “Frankly, the pipe and drape wasn’t high enough by itself to fully cover the IHS and cross above the GU seal and it seemed most respectful to have them covered so as not to be seen out of context.”




    Pediment in Gaston Hall with "IHS" covered as photographed by CNSNews.com, April 15, 2009. (Photo by Penny Starr,CNSNews.com)
    On Wednesday, CNSNews.com inspected the pediment embedded in the wall at the back of the stage in Gaston Hall, where Obama delivered his speech. The letters “IHS” were not to be found. They appeared to be shrouded with a triangle of black-painted plywood.

    Pictures of the wooden pediment prior to Obama’s speech show the letters “IHS" in gold. Many photos posted on the Internet of other events at Gaston Hall show the letters clearly.

    The White House did not respond to a request from CNSNews.com to comment on the covering up of Jesus’ name at Gaston Hall.




    President Obama speaking at Gaston Hall at Georgetown on April 14 with the "IHS" covered up on the pediment behind him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
    Georgetown, which is run by the Jesuit order, is one of the most prestigious Catholic institutions of higher education in the United States.

    Roman Catholics traditionally use “IHS” as an abbreviation for Jesus’ name. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “St. Ignatius of Loyola adopted the monogram in his seal as general of the Society of Jesus (1541) and thus became the emblem of his institute.” The Society of Jesus is the formal name for the Jesuits.





    Gaston Hall stage as it looked on the afternoon of April 15 with "IHS" still shrouded. (Photo by Penny Starr, CNSNews.com)
    Although the monogram was covered over on the wooden pediment at the back of the Gaston Hall stage where it would have been directly above and behind President Obama as he spoke, the letters “IHS” are posted elsewhere around the hall approximately 26 times on shields representing different parts of the United States and the world.

    Obama did not mention the name of Jesus during his address. However, he did mention Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.

    “There is a parable at the end of the Sermon on the Mount that tells a story of two men…‘the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house…it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock,’” Obama said.

    “We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand,” he added. “We must build our house upon a rock.”

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    Doesn't surprise me. Obama wants to completely change this country. The more actions he takes, the more I dislike him.
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    CNSNews.com - Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

    I don't approve.

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    I wonder why I wasn't shocked when I first read that..... Of course, I blame Georgetown for kowtowing to him, just like Norte Dame...... These religious colleges and institutions need to stand up to that asshole.
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    We are so neutered. Balls cut right off. We can't even be Christian anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    We are so neutered. Balls cut right off. We can't even be Christian anymore.
    Sure we can, however we just have to accept that being such makes us now 'outsiders' and out of vogue in our own country, (except in election cycles when we're needed to fill a voting demographic).

    Obama sold himself in the election. He and his spinsters worked hard to give everyone just what they wanted. His messages were subliminal and generalized to such a degree that everyone could relate to something he was saying.

    Want liberals? ABORTION, GREEN, CHANGE, HOPE, LOVE, APOLOGY, DE-MILITARIZE. HATE BUSH....

    Want conservatives? CHRISTIAN, TAX CUTS, NO GUN CONTROL, BRING OUR TROOPS BACK, PROTECT THE HOMELAND, HONOR VETERANS...

    The problem is that campaign personae are tailored to fit, while candidates are really either square pegs or round ones. The general public espouses the points made, never does enough due diligence to track history or listen to objective reasoning.

    There is a reason that he voted 'present' at every divisive, core, galvanizing issue put before congress during his brief tenure, that way his voting record could not be used to clearly demonstrate his stand on crucial topics. The libs were effective enough at making sure that it was viewed that McCain wasn't enough of a conservative to bring out the hardcore, who basically wrote off the next four years as there being only a choice between two evils, meanwhile they painted "The One" as a moderate at every possible turn.

    Obama isn't a moderate, people. He never was, and never will be. His 'friendships' with domestic terrorists, hate-mongers, and radicals were downplayed, but as he sails us undauntingly into the rocks of government growth, government controls, and government theft of current and future private wealth, (except that which is possessed by supporters of the left), the right is becoming awakened to the fact that they were sold a bill of goods... and oh, what a bill they will pay. You bought the lies, America. Over 60 million of you fell hook, line, and sinker. Now, you will reap the rewards of being so blind, so gullible, and so wooed by the hype.

    Now, they take to the streets like PETA and Greenpeace... "Tea Parties" symbolizing the role reversal in this country where the mainstream has become the fringe, and the fringe, the mainstream.

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    We were warned...

    This is the same President whose cronies demonized Huckabe for having intersecting shelve supports in his office that resembled the Biblical cross in one of his TV spots.

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