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Obama's messianic jargon hits 'rock' bottom ...and G'town removes the Holy Name (Ecumenical)
Dawn Patrol Blog ^ | 4/14/2009 | Dawn Eden

Posted on 04/14/2009 2:02:56 PM PDT by Pyro7480

At Georgetown University today, while sitting in the press section at Gaston Hall awaiting the arrival of President Obama for a "major address" on economics, I overheard a reporter discussing the advance text of the speech.

The reporter said that senior presidential adviser David Axelrod had compared Obama during his European trip to one planting seeds for a harvest. Along the same lines, he noted, in today's speech, Obama was set to use another Gospel analogy: that of the "house built upon a rock."

And so it came to pass, beneath Gaston Hall's beautiful painting of Morality, Faith, and Patriotism, with gold letters on the wall behind him spelling the Jesuit motto "Ad majorem Dei gloriam"—"To the greater glory of God"—Obama shared his prosperity gospel at the nation's oldest Catholic university.

But there was one thing missing: Jesus' name.

I'm not just talking about Obama's failing to mention Jesus—though he did pointedly fail to mention the name of the One—that is, for him, the other "One"—who first told the "parable" he shared.

No, Jesus' very name, in the form of the ancient monogram IHS, which had been in gold lettering on the wooden archway above Gaston Hall's dais, was painted over prior to Obama's arrival. Apparently, the Name that is above every other name is not permitted to be above Obama.

The photo [above] shows the archway "before." You can see the "after" clearly in C-SPAN's video, as Georgetown President John DeGioia emerges to give his fawning introduction....

(Excerpt) Read more at dawneden.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: bho44; catholic; catholiccolleges; christian; fivepillars; georgetown; georgetownu; holyname; islamicpresident; jesus; obama; obamamessiah
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(I became aware of the cover-up after the speech, when it was pointed out by pro-life advocate Larry Cirignano in an e-mail forwarded to me. Whether Georgetown University initiated it or did it at the request of the White House is unknown at this time.)

The before picture:


1 posted on 04/14/2009 2:02:56 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Admin Moderator
The Facebook link is wrong. The link to the full article is http://dawneden.blogspot.com/2009/04/obamas-messianic-jargon-hits-rock.html
2 posted on 04/14/2009 2:04:55 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

Catholic ping!


3 posted on 04/14/2009 2:05:36 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Pyro7480

Okay Hoyas, explain yourselves.


4 posted on 04/14/2009 2:19:17 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Hey Notre Dame. You’re going to have a Touchdown Jesus problem.


5 posted on 04/14/2009 2:21:06 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus

V. Lord, have mercy on us.
R. Christ, have mercy on us.
V. Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus, hear us.
R. Jesus, graciously hear us.
V. God the Father of Heaven
R. Have mercy on us.
V. God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. God the Holy Spirit,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Holy Trinity, one God,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Jesus, Son of the living God, R. Have mercy on us.
Jesus, splendor of the Father, [etc.]
Jesus, brightness of eternal light.
Jesus, King of glory.
Jesus, sun of justice.
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary.
Jesus, most amiable.
Jesus, most admirable.
Jesus, the mighty God.
Jesus, Father of the world to come.
Jesus, angel of great counsel.
Jesus, most powerful.
Jesus, most patient.
Jesus, most obedient.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart.
Jesus, lover of chastity.
Jesus, lover of us.
Jesus, God of peace.
Jesus, author of life.
Jesus, example of virtues.
Jesus, zealous lover of souls.
Jesus, our God.
Jesus, our refuge.
Jesus, father of the poor.
Jesus, treasure of the faithful.
Jesus, good Shepherd.
Jesus, true light.
Jesus, eternal wisdom.
Jesus, infinite goodness.
Jesus, our way and our life.
Jesus, joy of Angels.
Jesus, King of the Patriarchs.
Jesus, Master of the Apostles.
Jesus, teacher of the Evangelists.
Jesus, strength of Martyrs.
Jesus, light of Confessors.
Jesus, purity of Virgins.
Jesus, crown of Saints.

V. Be merciful, R. spare us, O Jesus.
V. Be merciful, R. graciously hear us, O Jesus.

V. From all evil, R. deliver us, O Jesus.
From all sin, deliver us, O Jesus.
From Your wrath, [etc.]
From the snares of the devil.
From the spirit of fornication.
From everlasting death.
From the neglect of Your inspirations.
By the mystery of Your holy Incarnation.
By Your Nativity.
By Your Infancy.
By Your most divine Life.
By Your labors.
By Your agony and passion.
By Your cross and dereliction.
By Your sufferings.
By Your death and burial.
By Your Resurrection.
By Your Ascension.
By Your institution of the most Holy Eucharist.
By Your joys.
By Your glory.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. spare us, O Jesus.
V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. graciously hear us, O Jesus.
V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. have mercy on us, O Jesus.

V. Jesus, hear us.
R. Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let us pray.

O Lord Jesus Christ, You have said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek, and you shall find, knock, and it shall be opened to you." Grant, we beg of You, to us who ask it, the gift of Your most divine love, that we may ever love You with our whole heart, in word and deed, and never cease praising You.

Give us, O Lord, as much a lasting fear as a lasting love of Your Holy Name, for You, who live and are King for ever and ever, never fail to govern those whom You have solidly established in Your love. R. Amen.

6 posted on 04/14/2009 2:23:47 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Pyro7480

Blasphemy. It gets close to the “Obamanation of Desolation.”


7 posted on 04/14/2009 2:26:52 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Pyro7480

I can’t believe that Georgetown allowed this to happen.


8 posted on 04/14/2009 3:15:36 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Pyro7480

Is there a one-shot “after?” I couldn’t bear to listen to His Fascist Ugliness in the video, so I never saw whatever it was that had been done.


9 posted on 04/14/2009 3:26:18 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

You can see it at the beginning of the video when Obama is being introduced.


10 posted on 04/14/2009 3:29:51 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Pyro7480

Wow. “Yo’mamma”’s blasphemy is just amazing.

I am willing to bet, however, that the WH will spin this (if anyone picks it up) as they painted over it so no one would think the IHS was about Obama.


11 posted on 04/14/2009 3:58:16 PM PDT by reaganaut (ex-mormon, now Christian. "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: massgopguy

Don’t give up HOPE!

He’s renaming “Notre Dame” (Our Lady) to “Notre Obame”

They need until May to change all the signs: Change we can believe in.


12 posted on 04/14/2009 4:35:24 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It (receiving)
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To: Pyro7480; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
No, Jesus' very name, in the form of the ancient monogram IHS, which had been in gold lettering on the wooden archway above Gaston Hall's dais, was painted over prior to Obama's arrival.

The University should be stipped of its status as a Catholic insitution ... period.

13 posted on 04/14/2009 6:14:54 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: Salvation

If you are genuinely surprised by this, you are obviously unfamiliar with Georgetown. (That’s not a criticism, by the way.)


14 posted on 04/14/2009 6:20:08 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: NYer; kellynla
God help us.

What are these people thinking? To paint over IHS?!!!

15 posted on 04/14/2009 6:23:11 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: NYer
BEFORE OBAMA (with "IHS" symbolizing the name of Jesus"):

AFTER OBAMA ("IHS" symbol for Jesus has been removed):


16 posted on 04/14/2009 6:34:02 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Member of the Long Grey Line)
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To: Pyro7480
"BEFORE" photos with a bit of perspective:


17 posted on 04/14/2009 6:37:45 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Member of the Long Grey Line)
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To: Pyro7480

bookmarking.


18 posted on 04/14/2009 6:39:55 PM PDT by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: massgopguy

They’re Jesuits — an entirely different breed of Catholics.


19 posted on 04/14/2009 6:44:12 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: Pyro7480
"AFTER" photo with a bit more perspective:


21 posted on 04/14/2009 6:47:08 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Member of the Long Grey Line)
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To: Pyro7480
"AFTER" photo with a bit more perspective:


22 posted on 04/14/2009 6:49:12 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Member of the Long Grey Line)
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To: Pyro7480
"AFTER" photo with a bit more perspective - also shows that they put up a blue backdrop to hide the gorgeous backdrop of this architectural gem of a lecture hall:


23 posted on 04/14/2009 6:52:06 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Member of the Long Grey Line)
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To: Dionysius
They’re Jesuits — an entirely different breed of Catholics.

I remember when they were called "the Marines of the Catholic Church."

24 posted on 04/14/2009 6:53:15 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Northern Yankee

“God help us.”

and that is ALL that will save us.


25 posted on 04/14/2009 7:06:26 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Notwithstanding
While they are changing the interior decor of their hosts, maybe Obama's staff could further dress up their interior design by adding about 20 of these, after they've been highly glazed in fluorescent colors.

(at least that would be a marked improvement in their class, style, and taste.)

26 posted on 04/14/2009 7:10:54 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Pyro7480
All I can keep praying is that God is watching this man very closely and protecting the religious, God loving, faithful believers in this country who are forced to endure him as our president.

However, I do wonder, in this instance...if taking the IHS from the structure that peers above the blue backdrop might have been a good idea. Had it not been done it might have looked as though it was placed over Obama's head and so that it would not offend the Catholics had it seemed to refer to Obama under it, the college decided to remove it for his speech.

But why he gave that speech there in the first place is my gripe. Why not from his own darn office? Does he know where that is yet?

27 posted on 04/14/2009 7:32:56 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Pyro7480

I’m still aghast, but you have a posted a great remedy for this travesty, in Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus. Thanks.


28 posted on 04/14/2009 9:46:48 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Notwithstanding

This guy gets creepier by the day. I can hardly stand to see his face. I’d rather have Biden!


29 posted on 04/14/2009 10:39:43 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Notwithstanding
So:

   

30 posted on 04/14/2009 10:41:59 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Aquinasfan

The Jesuits are reforming themselves. Please pray for them.


31 posted on 04/14/2009 10:44:58 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Cvengr

http://thefuntimesguide.com/images/blogs/ceramic_pig.jpg


32 posted on 04/14/2009 10:46:52 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Dionysius

Georgetown, like Notre Dame, was “liberated” from control of the Church after Vatican II. It is no longer a “Jesuit institution” but rather a University “in the Jesuit tradition.” Which is to say, nothing Catholic about it anymore. Obviously, since they are ashamed of the Name of Jesus.


33 posted on 04/14/2009 10:48:40 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: fortunecookie; Pyro7480

I’m still aghast, but you have a posted a great remedy for this travesty, in Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus. Thanks.

**
Amen to that — literally.


34 posted on 04/15/2009 5:20:48 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012!)
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To: Salvation

The Jesuits are reforming themselves.

&&&
One can only hope. Evil seedlings sprang up in the Jebbie garden about 40 years ago. May they be cut down soon.


35 posted on 04/15/2009 5:27:41 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012!)
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To: Pyro7480
No, Jesus' very name, in the form of the ancient monogram IHS, which had been in gold lettering on the wooden archway above Gaston Hall's dais, was painted over prior to Obama's arrival.

It doesn't look like it was painted over. From the pictures it looks like there is a fitted piece of fabric over it.

Two alternate explanaitons:

1. The have a piece of fitted fabric prepared for certain stage setups of the hall. Obama's visit fit that setup criteria.

2. The school didn't want a "light from heaven" moment by giving anyone the chance to take a picture with Obama standing at the lecturn and the title of Christ seemingly referring to him.

Of course, the most likely scenario is that Georgetown hasn't been a Catholic school in the purest sense for a long time and has become part and parcel of the liberal universities in America. The school didn't want to offend anyone with offensive religious imagery from the offensive belief in Jesus Christ.
36 posted on 04/15/2009 6:43:29 AM PDT by raynearhood ("I consider looseness with words no less a defect than looseness of the bowels" - John Calvin)
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To: Salvation

“No, Jesus’ very name, in the form of the ancient monogram IHS, which had been in gold lettering on the wooden archway above Gaston Hall’s dais, was painted over prior to Obama’s arrival. Apparently, the Name that is above every other name is not permitted to be above Obama.”

Georgetown is about as Catholic as Notre Dame!


37 posted on 04/15/2009 3:12:50 PM PDT by Palladin (John Paul Jones: "I have not yet begun to fight.")
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Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

38 posted on 04/15/2009 8:22:51 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: Salvation
I can’t believe that Georgetown allowed this to happen.

And why not? The first lay president of the University, John deGioia, apologized to offended feminist faculty who flounced off the stage during a recent graduation because the speaker, an African bishop, dared to speak in favor of traditional sexual morality. Georgetown accepted millions in Saudi money to build its "Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding" -- in other words, "We Own You Now, dhimmies!" The director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, John Voll, has been an outspoken supporter of that Muslim broadcaster dude in New York who recently beheaded his wife. During Lent of this year, Georgetown had a "Sex Positive" festival on campus, during which experts in such subjects as anal sex had a teach-in. Georgetown's freshman dorms are co-ed -- girls and boys away from home for the first time not only in the same dorm, but on the same floor. What's left for Georgetown to mock other than Jesus himself?

Georgetown University needs an exorcism.

39 posted on 04/15/2009 8:42:29 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Bigg Red
Evil seedlings sprang up in the Jebbie garden about 40 years ago. May they be cut down soon.

One of the strangest things about Georgetown, which was built in an area of Washington that was once virtually farmland, is the Jesuit cemetery smack in the middle of all the huge buildings that have sprung u on the campus -- a gigantic parking garage near the hospital and medical school, a huge student center, an enormous dormitory, etc. It looks so out of place. One can only hope that some of those heathens in the administration will be haunted by the bones spinning in those graves.

40 posted on 04/15/2009 8:51:17 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Bigg Red
sprung u on the campus = sprung up on the campus
41 posted on 04/15/2009 8:54:03 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Pyro7480; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; ...
I’m surprised the Cardinal Newman Society doesn’t have a petition about this?

I found some contact info.

president@georgetown.edu, provost@georgetown.edu

chaplain: keppens@jesuits.net

Listing of Jesuits at Georgetown

President's Office

Obama's Speech

42 posted on 04/15/2009 8:54:39 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: Coleus
In Hoc Signo vinces
43 posted on 04/15/2009 9:02:22 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ("Significant problems we face can not be solved by the same level of thinking that created them")
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To: Coleus

From ΙΗΣΟΥΣ (Greek Letters: Iota-Eta-Sigma ), they covered that up? Why?

44 posted on 04/15/2009 9:24:06 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: All

To contact Georgetown University:

John J. DeGioia, Ph.D.
Office of the President
phone: (202) 687-4134
fax: (202) 687-6660

Edward Quinn, Secretary of the University
phone: (202) 687-4134
fax: (202) 687-6660
email: quinne@georgetown.edu


45 posted on 04/15/2009 10:12:38 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: Aquinasfan

The Jesuits have only one thing left in common with the Marines, they’re looking for a few good men.

Many of the older orders are very bad, but with pockets of orthodoxy or young men joining who are devout who will eventually push out the old fruitcakes and wimps. This cannot really be said of the Jesuits, the order is too corrupted to be reformed, the only hope is young men joining, and covertly resisting the heretical indoctrination in the seminary if necessary, and then perhaps by the Grace of God the order may not need to be (yet again) suppressed.


46 posted on 04/16/2009 12:43:05 AM PDT by baa39 (I want my country back.)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

“Obamanation of Desolation.”

Or Desecration. In this beautiful and famous hall, I consider obliterating the name of our Lord with a small cross above the monogram to be a desecration in both the artistic and religious sense.


47 posted on 04/16/2009 1:10:17 AM PDT by baa39 (I want my country back.)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
"... the “Obamanation of Desolation.”

"Let he that is in Judea flee to the hills...."

48 posted on 04/16/2009 2:08:57 AM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly. 2 Cor. 10:3-5)
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To: Pyro7480
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. Titus 1:16
49 posted on 04/16/2009 5:33:56 AM PDT by superdad
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To: baa39; oprahstheantichrist

Let's take a wild guess since most Americans would not have known what IHS stands for. They didn't want to offend any Muslims because of the cross on top?

In a related story, he asked that all mirrors, garlic, holy water, crucifixes, Bibles, and blessed objects be removed...since "the One" gets a little anxious around such Catholic regalia.

This would have made a great episode of Kolchak: the Night Stalker.

50 posted on 04/16/2009 6:47:32 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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