The White House asked Georgetown University to cover up a Christian symbol for an Obama speech at this ostensibly Catholic university.
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. . .
“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.”
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Another possible explanation is the refraction of the Light would reveal the marks of the beast: horns, scaly red skin, pitchfork, and bifurcated tail. Admittedly, this is not a major concern for most of us, but one that would likely disturb the anti-Christ. (Just kidding, folks. The real anti-Christ will not be an Irkel-ish buffoon who’d stutter through a lunch order at McDonald’s without his teleprompter.)
On a serious note, no one should be surprised by this Administration’s serial insults to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. But Georgetown’s eagerness to comply with their request is a disgrace and a disservice to the Catholic faith they purport to profess, but fail to preach.