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Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request
CNS NEWS.com ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | By Edwin Mora

Posted on 04/15/2009 6:22:32 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "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."

SNIPPET: "Roman Catholics traditionally use “IHS” as an abbreviation for Jesus’ name."

SNIPPET: "Although the monogram was removed from the wooden pediment on 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."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 666; allegedchristian; antichrist; catholics; catholicvote; democrats; georgetownu; ihs; inhocsigno; jesus; muslim; mymuslimfaith; obama; obamamessiah; purge
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1 posted on 04/15/2009 6:22:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I guess it offends him


2 posted on 04/15/2009 6:24:29 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Cindy

More:
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.

“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.”

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.

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.

Although the monogram was removed from the wooden pediment on 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.


3 posted on 04/15/2009 6:25:00 PM PDT by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: Cindy

Couldn’t they have just changed it to “IOS”?


4 posted on 04/15/2009 6:25:20 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Cindy

Is that like holding up a cross in front of Dracula or something?


5 posted on 04/15/2009 6:25:32 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Cindy

Will there be an uproar from the Left ala John Aschroft and covered statuary in the hall?


6 posted on 04/15/2009 6:26:19 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: GeronL
The Anti-Christ’s skin burns in the presence?
7 posted on 04/15/2009 6:26:45 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: upchuck

Not a good reason. The solution was to tell Obama and his running dog lackeys to get the heck out and don’t come back.


8 posted on 04/15/2009 6:27:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

maybe we need to try setting off the holy water sprinkles above him and see if he melts?


9 posted on 04/15/2009 6:28:27 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Cindy; Salvation

WTH???


10 posted on 04/15/2009 6:28:29 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Father Merrin should probably pay him a visit if it bothers him that much.
11 posted on 04/15/2009 6:28:31 PM PDT by Califreak (Obama is Swahili for "Death to America")
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To: Cindy

Mat 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my FATHER in heaven.

Mat 10:33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my FATHER in heaven.


12 posted on 04/15/2009 6:28:34 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Cindy

How many ways will catholics be insulted before they stop playing door mat to people who disrespect them by their mere presence?


13 posted on 04/15/2009 6:28:47 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, school and passport records.)
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To: Cindy
...it would have been directly above and behind President Obama as he spoke...

In that case, just change it to "POS" and all would be well.

14 posted on 04/15/2009 6:28:50 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Cindy

It’s almost like that rumor that he’s a Muslim ... naw, that can’t be, he would’ve told us during the campaign when he released his birth certificate, medical, voting & school records and financials.


15 posted on 04/15/2009 6:28:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't spread my wealth, spread my work ethic!)
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To: Cindy

There’s nothing about 0 that’s IHS.


16 posted on 04/15/2009 6:29:01 PM PDT by Waco (Libs exhale too much.)
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To: Cindy

He didn’t have any trouble visiting the Blue Mosque.


17 posted on 04/15/2009 6:29:39 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: nufsed

...much less vote for those who wipe their feet.


18 posted on 04/15/2009 6:30:38 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: Cindy

I hope they can live with themselves when they go to meet Him. “Sorry I covered you up Jesus, but you know I didn’t want to offend a mere MAN”.


19 posted on 04/15/2009 6:30:50 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>It’s almost like that rumor that he’s a Muslim ... naw, that can’t be, he would’ve told us during the campaign when he released his birth certificate, medical, voting & school records and financials.

LOL


20 posted on 04/15/2009 6:30:50 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Cindy

Barry Soetoro converted to Islam and became Barrack Hussein Obama.


21 posted on 04/15/2009 6:31:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Because I am against Abortion - The DNC Controlled Fed Says I am terrorist.)
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To: upchuck

Shameful-Shameful Shameful, that a Catholic Institution had this abortionist there to begin with, but to deny Christ so he could visit is Shameful.

The Jesuits placed IHS on their crosses , it means “In His Service” It is shameful that now the Jesuits at Georgetown and the President of Notre dame appear to be in the service of Obama.

I wouldnt be surprised if next he appeared at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.


22 posted on 04/15/2009 6:31:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Cindy
Only God and Jesus and Obammie the Commie know what's in Jesus’ heart.

But from the fruit he bears, I find it very hard to believe this piece of narcissistic scum considers Jesus Christ his personal savior and the lead he is to follow.

23 posted on 04/15/2009 6:32:55 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If you haven't read "The Creature from Jekyll Island," you probably don't know what's going on.)
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To: Cindy

It makes sense, since Chairman Obama decreed that we are not a Christian nation.


24 posted on 04/15/2009 6:33:03 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: americanophile

He didn’t have any trouble visiting Hagia Sofia either.

Or, bowing to the person who keeps Mecca & Medina.


25 posted on 04/15/2009 6:33:55 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: Cindy
I am staying quiet and maybe one day it will happen in front of me so I can create a major scene.
26 posted on 04/15/2009 6:34:08 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Cindy

Georgetown, Notra Dame, Saint Mary’s would sell their institution to the devil if they thought it would please 0bama.


27 posted on 04/15/2009 6:34:55 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Cindy

Who writes this stuff for CBS—a three-year-old? IHS stands for In Hoc Signum, by or in this sign, the sign being the cross, or the crossed letters of Chi (”X”), Rho (our “P”), the first two Greek letters of the word Christ.

Aside from that, I’m surprised Georgetown wasn’t the party insisting on the letters’ removal from the podium occupied by Obama.


28 posted on 04/15/2009 6:35:18 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: Cindy

It must have offended his Muslim sensibilities.


29 posted on 04/15/2009 6:35:34 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Cindy
"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 ...

The monogram BHO replaced it.

30 posted on 04/15/2009 6:36:03 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Cindy

Please . . . our Kenyan-born, illegal alien POTUS is a devout muslim, and he was offended. Nuff’ said.

Do we need any more proof? What a scumbag!


31 posted on 04/15/2009 6:36:30 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rev Wright’s church is used by Muslims in business to cover up their Muslim background so why not ZERO? :) Have thought all along he was Muslim pretending to be a Christian.


32 posted on 04/15/2009 6:36:36 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Vote Gary for OK GOP Chair)
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To: Cindy

Hmmm. I thought it meant, “I Hate School”


33 posted on 04/15/2009 6:36:46 PM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: combat_boots
Everyone should visit Hagia Sophia.
34 posted on 04/15/2009 6:37:05 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: Cindy

Somehow I doubt the left will be outraged by this like they were with Ashcroft and the statue (I thought that was also a bit silly myself)


35 posted on 04/15/2009 6:37:19 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: Cindy

He who is represented by IHS put BO where he is and can take him down as well. Arrogant little man.


36 posted on 04/15/2009 6:37:45 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: Cindy

Amazing they can focus on details like that but give DVD’s to Gordon Brown that he can only use in a Best Western.


37 posted on 04/15/2009 6:38:21 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: autumnraine

I was thinking about Peter’s denial of Christ.
Georgetown should have told Obama to go elsewhere for his speech.


38 posted on 04/15/2009 6:38:51 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: usmcobra

Bingo!!


39 posted on 04/15/2009 6:38:55 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: GeronL

As if we required more proof...


40 posted on 04/15/2009 6:40:04 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Cindy

I can’t decide what I’m most offended by, the request or the compliance to it.


41 posted on 04/15/2009 6:40:12 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Cindy

IHS: Is Hussein Stupid?


42 posted on 04/15/2009 6:40:22 PM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: Venturer
The Jesuits placed IHS on their crosses , it means “In His Service”

IHS

A monogram of the name of Jesus Christ. From the third century the names of our Saviour are sometimes shortened, particularly in Christian inscriptions (IH and XP, for Jesus and Christus). In the next century the "sigla" (chi-rho) occurs not only as an abbreviation but also as a symbol. From the beginning, however, in Christian inscriptions the nomina sacra, or names of Jesus Christ, were shortened by contraction, thus IC and XC or IHS and XPS for Iesous Christos. These Greek monograms continued to be used in Latin during the Middle Ages. Eventually the right meaning was lost, and erroneous interpretation of IHS led to the faulty orthography "Jhesus". In Latin the learned abbreviation IHC rarely occurs after the Carlovingian era. The monogram became more popular after the twelfth century when St. Bernard insisted much on devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, and the fourteenth, when the founder of the Jesuati, Blessed John Colombini (d. 1367), usually wore it on his breast. Towards the close of the Middle Ages IHS became a symbol, quite like the chi-rho in the Constantinian period. Sometimes above the H appears a cross and underneath three nails, while the whole figure is surrounded by rays. IHS became the accepted iconographical characteristic of St. Vincent Ferrer (d. 1419) and of St. Bernardine of Siena (d. 1444). The latter holy missionary, at the end of his sermons, was wont to exhibit this monogram devoutly to his audience, for which some blamed him; he was even called before Martin V. St. Ignatius of Loyola adopted the monogram in his seal as general of the Society of Jesus (1541), and thus it became the emblem of his institute. IHS was sometimes wrongly understood as "Jesus Hominum (or Hierosolymae) Salvator", i.e. Jesus, the Saviour of men (or of Jerusalem=Hierosolyma).


43 posted on 04/15/2009 6:40:32 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Cindy

So it’s true that the Muslim-in-chief hates Jesus.


44 posted on 04/15/2009 6:40:50 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: Mach9

I thought it was iota, eta, sigma, i.e. IHS as an abbreviation of IHSOYS. (Sorry, haven’t got an upsilon, so used a ‘Y’).


45 posted on 04/15/2009 6:43:13 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Texas Eagle

“Couldn’t they have just changed it to “IOS”?”

If they were going to change it for Obama, they should have changed it to “IOU”


46 posted on 04/15/2009 6:44:17 PM PDT by kezzek
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To: Cindy

Shame on the childish Obama . . . and shame on Georgetown


47 posted on 04/15/2009 6:44:55 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Cindy

This sounds like something a Muslim might do...


48 posted on 04/15/2009 6:45:35 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: Cindy

Now why would this symbol offend such a devout Christian first Black President??? Um, could it be that he is really a Muzzie hiding behind the Christian title? Imagine what would be said if Bush made such demand?


49 posted on 04/15/2009 6:45:36 PM PDT by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: Mach9

The letters are actually the first three letters in the name of Jesus as spelt in the Greek alphabet, which has much in common with the latin alphabet, but differs enough to cause confusion. The first letter is an iota, corresponding nicely to I, and the third is a sigma, corresponding to S. The middle is an eta, a vowel that neither English or Latin has, and in its capital form it looks like an H, but is pronounced nothing like an H. As most people encountering the three letter abbreviation do not think of Greek, alternate explanations have sprung up over the years.


50 posted on 04/15/2009 6:46:34 PM PDT by Hieronymus
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