Skip to comments.Obama at Georgetown: The mystery of the missing sign [Free Republic cited]
Posted on 04/16/2009 7:32:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
When President Obama gave his economics speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday, several folks noticed something was missing.
That "something" was an ancient monogram -- the letters IHS -- that symbolizes the name of Jesus. It was missing from a wooden archway above the dais in Gaston Hall where the president delivered his 45-minute speech.
The gold-lettered monogram appeared near a painting of three female figures -- symbolizing morality, faith and patriotism -- and decorative edging along the wall that spelled out the Jesuit motto "Ad majorem Dei gloriam""To the greater glory of God." Georgetown was founded by the Jesuits.
Some of them may have been turning in their graves in the cemetery across campus at the sight of the missing monogram which looked like a blacked-out space above a blue backdrop and a row of American flags flanking the nation's chief executive. Was Georgetown selling short its Catholic heritage, we wondered.
I contacted the university this morning to ask why the monogram -- in this post-Easter season -- was hidden as its absence had been noted by several bloggers, including Dawn Eden -- formerly of the New York Post -- on her dawn patrol blog.
Julie Bataille from the university's press office e-mailed me that the White House had asked that all university signage and symbols behind the stage in Gaston Hall be covered.
"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 wrote. "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."
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With hundreds of years confronting demonic influences, I wonder if the Vatican has a record of any particularly powerful phrase or technique that was useful in expelling determined evil from a place? A means to establish a barrier of protection against powerful, dark supernatural forces.
I know that demonology is no longer in fashion, but in the past great time and effort was spent in studying ways to confront and deport, if not destroy, such evil.
How distracting could three letters be?
I think he didn’t want competition from anyone....after all, Obama bows to no one! err..... nevermind.....
“They chose poorly” a take-off from Indiana Jones. I cannot believe they agreed to cover up religious symbols.
If the MSM wasn’t so biased, the whole world would have figured out by now he IS Muslim. There are stories out of Chicago that Rev Wright’s Church is used by Muslims when they want the outside world to think they are Christian. That is how underhanded Rev Wright and the Chicago thug aka ZERO would stoop for him to get elected and the MSM to cover up.
How about "DURING"
C’mon. Cut Pres—ent Ogabe some slack. He hosted an easter egg roll on the White House lawn, didn’t he? The man is obviously deeply religious.
I think that the beginning of the Nazi terror in Germany was when they starting denigrating the culture of the Jews. Is this the beginning of Obama’s aunchluss against Christian culture?
Lol, he’s just looking around to see if everyone is looking at him!
Good graphic always!
I understand your frustration. However, it’s not the Catholic Church. Georgetown, like ND, and many other “Catholic” Universities, as well as individual Catholic High Schools and k-8 schools (and Parishes), sometimes don’t follow the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Yep. As a Catholic, I’m a bit disheartened by this.
Yes, the media has covered his ‘back’ all through this.
I actually believe the liberals and liberal media believe what they say is true!
They think we are wrong, and we KNOW they are wrong. I read some good ‘back and forth’ in the editorial page of my newspaper every day. Conservatives aren’t letting people get by with lies in my Texas town.
The mouthpiece of tyranny, treason, the satanic oligarchy . . . and his own empty headed-ness.
It’s mainly the American Catholic Church.
In other countries, like the Philippines, the Church is unchanged from what we knew as children.
The new Pope is cracking down, but it will take awhile, since the American Church is so screwed up.
Those clueless idiots have no idea what they have bitten off. God will definitely have the last laugh. And the other side will not be laughing at all.
Kinda funny how the left-wing media gives Ubama a pass on this but they had a field day when Attorney General John Ashcroft had the breast of Lady Justice covered with a blankie before he spoke in front of the statue.
This man claims Christianity, but yet denies any hint of Christ all around him. He will recieve his reward. All who deny Christ will not be recognized at judgement.
Hypocrisy is the oligarchy’s middle name . . . and the middle name of all their stooges and particularly their Media whores.
Judgement... the Bible is pretty clear about that when it comes to leaders of nations. I hope I get a front row seat on that court hearing.
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