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OBAMA NIXES “JESUS” AT GEORGETOWN
Catholic League ^ | April 16, 2009 | staff

Posted on 04/16/2009 12:59:43 PM PDT by kellynla

When President Barack Obama spoke at Georgetown University on April 14, the White House requested that all religious symbols and signage that might appear as a backdrop to where the president was to speak be covered up. Georgetown acceded to the request and made sure that the symbol “IHS,” a monogram of the name Jesus Christ, was not in sight.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today:

“The cowardice of Georgetown to stand fast on principle tells us more than we need to know about what is going on there, but the bigger story is the audacity of the Obama administration to ask a religious school to neuter itself before the president speaks there. No bishop who might speak at the White House would ever request that a crucifix be displayed behind him. Moreover, the same church and state fanatics who go nuts every time a polling place is set up in the basement of a Catholic school have been noticeably silent over this incident.

“Obama will be speaking at Notre Dame, and receiving an honorary award, on May 17. Will his advance team ask Notre Dame to scrub the campus clean of religious symbols? Or just the ones that might appear behind the podium? Obama is in enough trouble with Catholics—over his pro-abortion executive orders and appointees, his position on embryonic stem cell research and his war on the conscience rights of healthcare workers—that it seems almost suicidal for his administration to push the envelope one more time. This is getting old fast.”

Contact the White House Press Office at media_affairs@who.eop.gov


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; catholic; catholiccolleges; catholicism; catholicleague; georgetown; georgetownu; ihs; obama
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1 posted on 04/16/2009 12:59:43 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: Salvation; NYer; narses; A.A. Cunningham

ping


2 posted on 04/16/2009 1:00:07 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

What a large oversized POS this guy is.
Clinton looks like a Boy Scout in comparison.(sorry,no offense intended to the BS of A.)


3 posted on 04/16/2009 1:01:28 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (For the sake of our Republic....RAISE HOLY HELL!)
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To: kellynla

And just when are the Catholics going to respond?

Or has the sphere of the state so replaced God’s overarching sovereignty that the church is more afraid of it than God?


4 posted on 04/16/2009 1:02:00 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: kellynla

What is he, a Muslim, or something?


5 posted on 04/16/2009 1:03:03 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: kellynla

I’m sure Jeremiah Wright will have some sort of explanation for this ... CIA did it ... Bigfoot maybe ... spaceships (he’ll call Calypso Louie for advice on that one)


6 posted on 04/16/2009 1:04:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: norwaypinesavage

“What is he, a Muslim, or something?”

When asked for a response, Obama said “this is not the Jesus I knew...”


7 posted on 04/16/2009 1:05:09 PM PDT by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain.")
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To: kellynla

Does ANYONE need any more proof that Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama (aka Barry Soetoro) is a muslim through and through?


8 posted on 04/16/2009 1:05:22 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Proud Veteran - Sworn to defend The Constitution! - Caution: That makes me a Right-Wing Extremist.)
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To: kellynla

What annoys me is how he still has so many religious people fooled. This, the infanticide, the abortion support, the tacit approval for gay marriage even though he pretends otherwise...you’d think it would get to them. But nope.


9 posted on 04/16/2009 1:06:36 PM PDT by exist
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To: MrB; kellynla

> And just when are the Catholics going to respond?

If I had to guess, there is One higher than even the Pope himself whose right it is to respond. And if He does, Obama had best watch out; for He, whose right of response it is, is not mocked.


10 posted on 04/16/2009 1:07:24 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: MrB
“And just when are the Catholics going to respond?”

I don't know where you've been for the past couple of days but THIS Catholic and many more like me have responded here on FR and other Catholics have also responded everywhere else in the media.

BTW, are you a Catholic?

That's what I thought. LOL

11 posted on 04/16/2009 1:08:19 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

My opinion is that 0bama IS the response.

If you read how God punished Israel in the past, 0bama fits the bill.


12 posted on 04/16/2009 1:09:12 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: kellynla

Can we get a big Obama poster to cover up Touchdown Jesus while he's at Notre Dame?

13 posted on 04/16/2009 1:09:59 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (No free man bows to a foreign king.)
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To: kellynla

We already spoke about this sorry business yesterday, but Bill Donohue certainly has a clear and succinct way of putting it. On target.


14 posted on 04/16/2009 1:10:18 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Yes. I wouldn’t think any serious Protestant would have been pleased, when he never even mentioned the word “Jesus” once in his talk, but quoted the Sermon on the Mount with the suggestion that building upon a foundation of rock instead of sand meant letting the government handle it.


15 posted on 04/16/2009 1:13:02 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MrB
BTW, before I leave you, FYI, this Catholic “responded” directly to the president of Georgetown's office today.
And the president's secretary was read the “riot act” for about 5 minutes. Last I heard, the president's secretary grabbed her purse on the way out and went home for the day after speaking to this Catholic. LOL

Any more questions?

Guess not. Well, then I'm off to lunch.

Good day!

16 posted on 04/16/2009 1:14:14 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: MrB
> If you read how God punished Israel in the past, 0bama fits the bill.

I hope you are wrong, but in case you are right, the last two verses of one of my favorite poems springs to mind:

"...If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe--
Such boasting as the Gentiles use
Or lesser breeds without the law--
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget - lest we forget!

"For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard--
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding, calls not Thee to guard--
For frantic boast and foolish word,
Thy mercy on Thy people, Lord!"

--Rudyard Kipling, Recessional

God Bless America
*DieHard*

17 posted on 04/16/2009 1:14:38 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: MrB

“And just when are the Catholics going to respond?”

Would that include the 75% of so-called Catholics who voted for Zero?/s
Zero’s odious positions on moral issues were known from the very beginning of his campaign. Reminds me of those Germans who voted for Hitler and after the war claimed not to understand what he was all about...


18 posted on 04/16/2009 1:15:59 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Cicero

Yep, and I spoke directly to the secretary of the president of Georgetown this a.m.


19 posted on 04/16/2009 1:16:06 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
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20 posted on 04/16/2009 1:18:26 PM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!")
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To: Cicero

In my view (I’m of no particular religion but a Christian studying to be Catholic) if Obama is a Christian, as he professes to be, then he is an abominable example badly in need of repentance. No serious Christian could countenance his stance on abortion, for example. It is just plain evil. God could surely never condone it.

I think he is more likely to be a muslim. The apple does not fall far from the tree that bore it.


21 posted on 04/16/2009 1:18:56 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: kellynla

Hmmm why would the POTUS, historically a Christian nation, oppose a Christian symbol in background? Is he not the man who likes symbols as he made his own special seal following the election?

Maybe it is the same reason he said we are not a Christian nation last week. Maybe it is the same reason he went to Rev. Wright’s church.

Isn’t change great ?!


22 posted on 04/16/2009 1:21:35 PM PDT by bushwon (Wonder if our founding fathers would even recognize the USA?!)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Personally, I believe him to be an atheist like his mother.
23 posted on 04/16/2009 1:23:08 PM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Frank_2001
“Would that include the 75% of so-called Catholics who voted for Zero?”

This is like the proverbial fish story.
Every time I see that percentage posted on FR, it gets larger. LOL

I believe the poll was actually 53% and as I have said for more times than I care to remember, we don't know how many of those “Catholics” are/were “practicing” Catholics or CINO’s...just as we don't know how many of the 78% of Jewish who supposedly voted for Obama were “practicing” Jews or just JINO’s...but then, that's not your concern, now is it...
just another FR Catholic-basher...you can pick up your Anti-Catholic Bigot Badge on your way out.

24 posted on 04/16/2009 1:24:12 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
'Therefore whoever confesses Me before men will I confess before my Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven'. -- St. Matthew 10:32-33
25 posted on 04/16/2009 1:27:17 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: kellynla
Yep, and I spoke directly to the secretary of the president of Georgetown this a.m.

And what kind of explanation did you get?

26 posted on 04/16/2009 1:28:24 PM PDT by aberaussie
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To: kellynla

Are there any photos of when he spoke in Turkey?? Any Muslim Icons in the background?


27 posted on 04/16/2009 1:30:08 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: MrB
"The Messiah" does not like competition.
28 posted on 04/16/2009 1:31:42 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: MrB

THE CHURCH. That is the problem. The CHURCH.


29 posted on 04/16/2009 1:35:47 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush the greatest voice of CONSERVATISM! God Bless Rush Limbaugh!!!)
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To: kellynla

they should have sprinkled Holy Water on him while he was there........


30 posted on 04/16/2009 1:35:59 PM PDT by tioga
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To: kellynla

I go to Mass daily, you idiot. You had BETTER apologize!!


31 posted on 04/16/2009 1:38:00 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: kellynla
Its good to see Georgetown U has the conviction born of its faith.

Why not just drop all the pretense of being a religion-based institution.

32 posted on 04/16/2009 1:38:50 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Frank_2001

“Would that include the 75% of so-called Catholics who voted for Zero?/s”

It was 53% which was bad enough. I think you’re confusing it with the Jewish votes for Obama which was 78%.

(Another Catholic here)


33 posted on 04/16/2009 1:46:26 PM PDT by chase19
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To: kellynla

“The cowardice of Georgetown”?
Georgetown is a very liberal college whereas Notre Dame is a Catholic College.
Both should be ashamed and this magic negro is a DAMNED piece of excrement.


34 posted on 04/16/2009 1:50:45 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: MBB1984

I would tend to agree with the athiest idea.
I think he used religion when it was helpfull, and now just enough to stay ahead of the curve.
But I am not sure if that has anything to do with this incident. The covering of the regeous symbol is just plain weird.


35 posted on 04/16/2009 1:53:40 PM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: chase19

53% is very bad indeed. Yes, I did confuse the percentages, they are probably both rife with sampling error anyhow.


36 posted on 04/16/2009 1:55:03 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: kellynla

Maybe he doesn’t like the competition from the Real Messiah. How do real Christians react to his ongoing blasphemy? Americans are being forced to kneel and bow to his Muslim idol-worship, yet everywhere he goes he blasphemes against Christians’ beliefs.


37 posted on 04/16/2009 1:55:29 PM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Liberalism is a hate crime that can no longer be tolerated.)
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To: kellynla
Not surprising that Obama would request / demand it but astonishing that Georgetown would acquiesce. What the heck were they thinking?
38 posted on 04/16/2009 1:56:27 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: kellynla

Kudos to you Bud.


39 posted on 04/16/2009 1:57:46 PM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: Cicero

Why should I fear the darkest hour,
Or tremble at the tempters power?
When Jesus is my Mighty Tower;
Christ is all, and He is mine.

Tho’ hard the fight, why quit the field;
Why should I shrink, why should I yield;
When Jesus is my Mighty Shield?
Christ is all, and He is mine.

When creature comforts fade and die,
The world may weep, but why should I?
Jesus still lives, and He is nigh.
Christ is all and He is mine.

I know not what may soon betide,
Or how my wants may be supplied;
But Jesus knows and will provide.
Christ is all, and He is mine.

Tho’ faint my prayers, and cold my love,
My steadfast hope shall not remove;
While Jesus intercedes above.
Christ is all, and He is mine.

Against me earth and hell combine,
But on my side is power divine.
In the darkest hour, His glory shines.
Christ is all, and He is mine.

I am a patriot, love my country, and grieve for the things happening to us.
I am thankful that the ancient hymn I quoted above covers just about every event of life.
God’s eternal purpose is not hindered by Obama’s words.
On a human level, I feel sorry for him. There are a lot of things about this man that are broken. It comes out in his coldness, hatred and evil. I sure wouldn’t want to be him.
One day he will know, like us, that life is brief, and power is fleeting. Barack Obama will be a pitiful character like Bill Clinton.
I wish they knew my little hymn.


40 posted on 04/16/2009 2:06:47 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Rappini

“Kudos to you Bud”

“Bud?”

Rappini, you’ve been around here long enough...call me Kelly! Please! LOL


41 posted on 04/16/2009 2:06:59 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Surprise! /ridicule


42 posted on 04/16/2009 2:08:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: Cicero

There is a sura of the rock.


43 posted on 04/16/2009 2:09:24 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: aberaussie
“And what kind of explanation did you get?”

she said “we were requested”

and I told her “I don't care WHO requested it”
IT WAS OUTRAGEOUS!

she went dumb at that point.

44 posted on 04/16/2009 2:09:54 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: tflabo

In a speech as a candidate, he mentioned John 16:3.


45 posted on 04/16/2009 2:11:12 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: tioga

He would have gone up in flames.


46 posted on 04/16/2009 2:11:56 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: Frank_2001

“I go to Mass daily, you idiot. You had BETTER apologize!!”

“idiot?”

and you “go to Mass daily?”

and what should I apologize to you for...
you smearing Catholics!


47 posted on 04/16/2009 2:13:10 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Shame on Georgetown. They will pay for their desecration of the Lord’s name and image.


48 posted on 04/16/2009 2:13:58 PM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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To: tflabo

‘Therefore whoever confesses Me before men will I confess before my Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven’. — St. Matthew 10:32-33

BINGO!


49 posted on 04/16/2009 2:14:17 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
On Judgment Day, Obama will burn in the lake of fire and the pits of hell!!!
50 posted on 04/16/2009 2:15:30 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (WE THE PEOPLE, In order to TAKE BACK OUR UNION, Swear to FIGHT the Marxists.)
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