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Obama at Georgetown: The mystery of the missing sign [Free Republic cited]
Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | By Julia Duin

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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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichrist; bho44; catholicschools; coverup; disgrace; georgetownu; georgetownuniversity; ihs; jesus; obama; religiousfreedom; shameful; wakeupamerica; zeroisamuzzie
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"I also noticed the Free Republic blog had photos comparing "before" and "after" depictions of the unfortunate monogram, which the university covered with what looks like a black cloth."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2229079/posts?page=16#16

1 posted on 04/16/2009 7:32:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Please God save us!!


2 posted on 04/16/2009 7:34:41 PM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin st)
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To: Jim Robinson

I sent this to my pastor and he said “GeorgeTown should be embarrassed and is a disgrace to the church ....” I agree.


3 posted on 04/16/2009 7:40:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Jim Robinson

This man is truly an anti-Christ.


4 posted on 04/16/2009 7:43:30 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm not saying that this SOB is THE Antichrist, but he is an Antichrist.
5 posted on 04/16/2009 7:48:34 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Extreme Right-Wing Extremist)
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To: Jim Robinson
...and decorative edging along the wall that spelled out the Jesuit motto "Ad majorem Dei gloriam"—"To the greater glory of God."

It's easier to cover up "Ad majorem Dei gloriam" than to change it to something appropriate to the occasion like "Ad minorem Dei gloriam"

6 posted on 04/16/2009 7:49:53 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: Jim Robinson

He is either The Anti-Christ or a Muslim but I repeat myself


7 posted on 04/16/2009 7:51:35 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: Jim Robinson; devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000; MeekOneGOP; Lady Jag; FARS; All
Obama wanted all symbols of Jesus covered, note also the array of bunting and flags. What does Christ say about denying HIM?!!!


8 posted on 04/16/2009 7:52:36 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: babyfreep

It’s like he’s ashamed of Christianity or something. Has to hide from the cross. What was that church that he attended for twenty years all about? Oh, yeah. A bunch of black liberation theologists (supposedly EX Muslims) preaching against America. Not God Bless America, GD America!!

Obama can KMWIA.


9 posted on 04/16/2009 7:53:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

If I’ve ever had a good idea...this is it.

For now on, everyone at any and every protest associated with Obama should simply say... IHS.

Imagine thousands holding up this one simple sign. It would be one of those things that people would ask over and over...What does that mean? And the word would spread. And the media would go crazy trying to dance around and ignore it.


10 posted on 04/16/2009 7:55:44 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Actually the letters were hidden behind a piece of black plywood, I think somebody said on that thread. But it’s always good to be quoted. Should attract a few new freepers.

I first came to FR when the New York Times ran a long hit piece on conservative reactions to the Vince Foster scandal, and incautiously mentioned FR’s Whitewater site, as it was called then, by name.

Georgetown also was extremely proud of its most famous or infamous alumnus, Bill Clinton, and used to swoon over him back in the 90s. Pretty much as Fr. Reese now swoons over Barry.


11 posted on 04/16/2009 7:59:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Jim Robinson
This idiot wouldn't make a pimple on a Christian's ass.

My intention is not to piss off any Catholic Freeper, but my lifelong respect of the Catholic Church and schools has taken a terrible beating of late.

Nam Vet

12 posted on 04/16/2009 8:01:46 PM PDT by Nam Vet ("Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it." .... Henry David Thoreau)
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To: Jim Robinson

He’s afraid of Christianity. He’s afraid of mirrors, crosses, garlic, etc. But most of all, Jim Rob, he’s afraid of our secret weapon: ridicule.

Ridicule is the way to move this individual out of darkness and into the exposure of light.

He’s throwing so many things at us so fast, that we don’t, or arent’, respond correctly. We have to forget fifty things, concentrate on five.

We have to have legions don masks a la Dr. Raoul and show up and ridicule this guy everywhere he is.

War Criminal
Profligate spender
Despiser of innocent life and believing people.

That’s three good places to begin. But you have to do it in a funny, edgy, teasing way. That is sure to rattle him. V’s wife.


13 posted on 04/16/2009 8:02:57 PM PDT by ventana
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To: Jim Robinson

Maybe he thinks the letters will burn him.


14 posted on 04/16/2009 8:02:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Nam Vet

Imagine how we Catholics feel! V’s wife.


15 posted on 04/16/2009 8:04:00 PM PDT by ventana
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To: Lee'sGhost

Wonderful!!! V’s wife.


16 posted on 04/16/2009 8:04:58 PM PDT by ventana
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To: potlatch; holdonnow; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP


Yeah - Eight (8) American flags behind him

One is not enough?

Who was it who used so many flags in the 30s and 40s?


17 posted on 04/16/2009 8:05:02 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: devolve

Good post devolve and appropriate comparison. The drapes and flags were to cover the religious icons on the walls behind him.

I had forgot to put in the picture with the “IHS” symbol. Just did that and will reload it.


18 posted on 04/16/2009 8:09:12 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: Jim Robinson

This makes me sick. It makes one wonder what kind of upbringing a person like this has had. What does it show our children? It tells me that if he doesn’t have God in his heart, then his sense of compassion has flown south!

He has obviously sold his soul!


19 posted on 04/16/2009 8:09:42 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: Jim Robinson

Just wait until the mainstream media gets hold of this...uh, wait a minute...never mind...


20 posted on 04/16/2009 8:12:36 PM PDT by GraniteStateDad (I can't believe we elected a president with Hussein as his middle name!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Remember when they crucified Attorney John Ashcroft for wanting a partially nude statue covered behind him when he spoke?

John Ashcroft was embarrassed by the nudity behind him, so is Barry Obama embarrassed by the Cross behind him? Must be.

It is all so confusing, Obama wasn't embarrassed when he was campaigning with the Cross behind him, Maybe Obama is just a measly little superficial hypocrite.


21 posted on 04/16/2009 8:13:02 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Has to hide from the cross.

Yeah, like Dracula.

22 posted on 04/16/2009 8:13:28 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: potlatch

If you have viewed it before, refresh image as I added a frame with the “IHS” symbol.


23 posted on 04/16/2009 8:13:37 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: potlatch

He’s an evil B*****d.


24 posted on 04/16/2009 8:15:08 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

HYPOCRITE!

25 posted on 04/16/2009 8:15:24 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: ventana

I think you’re on to something, there.


26 posted on 04/16/2009 8:16:39 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: babyfreep; Brad's Gramma

That’s what I was thinking, but my wife says it’s because he’s the Antichrist.


27 posted on 04/16/2009 8:17:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

If he did not like the symbols and what they symbolized, or if he thought it somehow conflicted with the separation of church and state to have a cross and our Lord and Saviour’s name above the flags, — well, then, he should not have accepted the speaking engagement there.

He was a guest for gosh sake. What kind of a guest goes to someone’s house and asks them to change their decorating? A very ill-mannered uneducated crude rude guest, that’s who.


28 posted on 04/16/2009 8:17:30 PM PDT by amyjane
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To: potlatch

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Recall that he put out a long row of American flags even during his campaign against McCain

Brought out his “panel of experts” as if he was already elected

When he was bowing down to his islamic king - they did not cover up any religious symbols


29 posted on 04/16/2009 8:17:37 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Another picture of the flaky campaigner Obama , using the Cross for Votes


30 posted on 04/16/2009 8:17:37 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: devolve

I don’t like to see the American flag used for decoration or some sort of curtain.


31 posted on 04/16/2009 8:18:28 PM PDT by healy61
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To: Jim Robinson

heheh - “Barackula”


32 posted on 04/16/2009 8:22:29 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: devolve
Waaay back, we complained that he didn't use any flags, remember? From then on he overdid it.

Remember his plane and his podium with “President Elect” on them? Never has another candidate, nominee or President Elect acted like him.

33 posted on 04/16/2009 8:22:53 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Bump!


34 posted on 04/16/2009 8:23:44 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: potlatch

I suspect that Obama will soon want to hide the American Flags behind him.


35 posted on 04/16/2009 8:26:55 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: potlatch

He is Muslim so why would he care? How many Christians bow down to the King of Saudi? Zero, zip, nada but ZERO did. That bunting is inappropriate IMHO where he is speaking. If he didn’t want religious symbols then don’t go to Georgetown.

Shame on Georgetown for covering up the symbols of their faith. The person that agreed is no better then ZERO and his staff for demanding they be covered up.


36 posted on 04/16/2009 8:32:08 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Vote Gary for OK GOP Chair)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obligatory “FR is NOT a blog!” BTT...


37 posted on 04/16/2009 8:36:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: AmericanMade1776; devolve
I won't be surprised when it happens. Every day brings a new surprise with him. [not really a surprise to us]. He's gotta take it slow on the flags, lol.

I think if the general population were aware of this event they would be astounded.

38 posted on 04/16/2009 8:37:47 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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[He is Muslim so why would he care?]
But most of his voters still aren't aware of that. We do because of all the reading we do.

I agree about Georgetown. I am Catholic and am ashamed that they did this. They had a choice of obeying God or catering to Obama and they chose wrong.

39 posted on 04/16/2009 8:42:09 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: healy61; potlatch

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Decoration

Curtain

Stage Set?


40 posted on 04/16/2009 8:44:28 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


41 posted on 04/16/2009 8:44:33 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Jim Robinson

How distracting could three letters be?

I think he didn’t want competition from anyone....after all, Obama bows to no one! err..... nevermind.....


42 posted on 04/16/2009 8:47:47 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: potlatch

“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.


43 posted on 04/16/2009 8:52:56 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Vote Gary for OK GOP Chair)
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To: potlatch

44 posted on 04/16/2009 8:53:39 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: Jim Robinson; xzins; enat; Quix
"I also noticed the Free Republic blog had photos comparing "before" and "after" depictions of the unfortunate monogram, which the university covered with what looks like a black cloth."

How about "DURING"

45 posted on 04/16/2009 8:53:54 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Somebody stole my tagline)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


46 posted on 04/16/2009 8:55:11 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: potlatch

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?


47 posted on 04/16/2009 8:56:22 PM PDT by obamaisandrogynous
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To: devolve

Lol, he’s just looking around to see if everyone is looking at him!

Good graphic always!


48 posted on 04/16/2009 8:57:14 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: Nam Vet

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.


49 posted on 04/16/2009 8:58:29 PM PDT by Twink
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To: ventana

Yep. As a Catholic, I’m a bit disheartened by this.


50 posted on 04/16/2009 9:00:31 PM PDT by Twink
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