Christian symbol covered up during Obama’s Georgetown speech

posted at 7:45 pm on April 16, 2009 by Allahpundit

My president is atheist.

The monogram IHS, whose letters spell out the name of Jesus, and which normally perches above the stage in Gaston Hall where the president spoke, was covered over with what appeared to be black wood during the address…

“Decisions made about the backdrop for the speech were made to have a consistent background of American flags, which is standard for many presidential events,” said White House spokesman Shin Inouye in a statement released Thursday…

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, accused the university of “cowardice” for acceding to the White House, and criticized Obama’s team for asking a religious school to “neuter itself” before the president made his address.

Over in the Greenroom, Cold Warrior wonders whether The One would issue similar demands for a speech delivered at, oh, say, the D.C. Islamic Center. Good point, although given the persistence of the smear about him being a closet Muslim, I’m guessing that no speeches in any Islamic fora (at least domestically) are in the offing anytime soon. CNS has photos of the “IHS” on the Georgetown pediment both before and after it was covered up; the inscription seems sufficiently high off the ground that he wouldn’t have to worry about it appearing in-frame in video taken of the speech, which makes me wonder what this is really about. Maybe they figured jihadis would use photos of him beneath the “IHS” symbol for propaganda about how he’s a Crusader leading the war of the cross against the poor, misunderstood mujahedeen?

Laura Bush didn’t ask for the symbol to be covered when she spoke there three years ago. Not sure if that’s analogous or not.


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There can be only one!!!

Barry doesn’t like having competition for the title of Messiah.

Dreadnought223 on April 16, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Laura Bush didn’t ask for the symbol to be covered when she spoke there three years ago. Not sure if that’s analogous or not.

Well, considering she was there to discuss the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council with even Said Jawad, Afghan Ambassador to the U.S., sitting there with the IHS displayed, you do have to wonder!

INC on April 16, 2009 at 8:56 PM

The guy is a flat out demagogue.

He has gotten a great deal of mileage out of weaving religious phrases into his speeches yet goes to great lengths to blot out the actually symbols.

tip of the hat to Stephen Rose’s blog

Obama did evoke the Sermon on the Mount, at this Georgetown appearance, to further his economic agenda. Although Obama failed to mention Jesus Christ by name for the Sermon on the Mount.

“There is a parable at the end of the Sermon on the Mount that tells a story of two men…‘the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house…it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock,’” Obama said.

“We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand,” he added. “We must build our house upon a rock.”

The last statement is particularly ironic since building your house upon a ‘ROCK‘ means to build your house with Christ as the foundation. Obama decided to blot out the real foundation from the timeless parable.

moxie_neanderthal on April 16, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Odd Obama didn’t seem to have any problem with display of religious symbols in the black churches where he campaigned.

True.

jgapinoy on April 16, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Well, considering she was there to discuss the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council with even Said Jawad, Afghan Ambassador to the U.S., sitting there with the IHS displayed, you do have to wonder!

Really?
Well, it makes sense. Our ambassador can’t go to Afghanistan & expect them to remove Muslim stuff for his sake.

jgapinoy on April 16, 2009 at 9:04 PM

Did they show the teleprompters………………….?

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 9:07 PM

I didn’t express myself clearly. My point was that evidently Jawad was fine with sitting there listening to Laura talk, and the WH had no concern he would be offended or they would have found a neutral venue for the speech. So why did Obama suddenly decide to do this?

INC on April 16, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Don’t forget that according to teh WON, we are not a Christian nation.

The School should have said no to the request, seems pretty straightforward to me.

This guy is a blatant con artist and he is pulling the largest bait and switch in the history of our country.

I just hope that somebody is able to dig up some substantial illegal activities and he can be impeached. There is no way you swim in a sewer like Chicago politics and don’t end up with some serious shit sticking to you.

He may be POTUS, but he is not my President. He is simply the chief executive of the government, I don’t work for the government and therefore he is not my President.

crashland on April 16, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 9:07 PM

You’re killing me here.

Loxodonta on April 16, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Cowards. They should have left it up. Or are they ashamed of the symbol?

GarandFan on April 16, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Why? Why would he want to do something like that at a religious school?
And why the crap would the school concede to something like that? That’s what gets me.

4shoes on April 16, 2009 at 9:25 PM

The dude is an athiest. I’ve said it b4 here. He was raised by athiest commies. He has no regard for Christianity. Cannot even fathom it. He has complete disdain for our faith. His mother, grandfather, grandmother, mentor, et al. were ALL athiest. This is no surprise.

Georgetown’s actions on the otherhand, are a surprise.

JAM on April 16, 2009 at 9:27 PM

“We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand,” he said during his remarks, which came two days after Easter. “We must build our house upon a rock the broken backs of the common man.”

That is more like it.

4shoes on April 16, 2009 at 9:32 PM

White House Memo: Obama wasn’t aware of the IHS meant. Much like he was unaware of the tea parties, Jerry Wright’s racism, Ayers/Dohrn, tax cheats, etc.

SouthernGent on April 16, 2009 at 9:33 PM

What has gotten into my Catholic schools, that they would hide all references to the Savior on the request of Caesar?

unclesmrgol on April 16, 2009 at 9:33 PM

I can’t believe no one on his staff thought about how insulting this would end up being to many Christians, and how it would feed the paranoia about his religion. I think the decision owed more to his obsession with staging than an attempt at secularism, though, considering he brought of the sermon on the mount in his speech.

RightOFLeft on April 16, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Why? Why would he want to do something like that at a religious school?

4shoes on April 16, 2009 at 9:25 PM

As quoted in the Washington Times, GU’s Rev. Thomas Rees said:

“It is more for camera quality than anything else,” he surmised. “They don’t want distractions that would make the eye wander. I don’t think this is motivated by theology, but by communications strategy.”

So, it was to make a more photogenic setting for Obama.

Anything and everything is always all about Obama.

Loxodonta on April 16, 2009 at 9:41 PM

What has gotten into my Catholic schools, that they would hide all references to the Savior on the request of Caesar?

unclesmrgol on April 16, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Georgetown is the most politically correct (incorrect) University. A few years back they removed crucifixes from the classrooms, and replaced them with some hoity toity artwork.

lamaestra57 on April 16, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Wonder if he will ask the King of Saudi Arabia to take down the crescent when he speaks? Or Ahmedinijad? Or Osama Bin Laden? Probably not, but he might ask Bibi to take down the Jewish Star of David!

Christian Conservative on April 16, 2009 at 9:47 PM

You need an update:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/04/wh-no-religious.html

getalife on April 16, 2009 at 9:52 PM

You need a brain.

Jaibones on April 16, 2009 at 9:59 PM

As for Obama having difficulty with any mention of the Christian church or Christ, he might consider staying out of churches and Catholic schools, where the symbols and mention of Christianity are sort of commonplace.

He seemed to be quite comfortable with the symbols of Christianity while pretending to be a Christian during the campaign. He should just come out and admit he’s an atheist or whatever it is he can be comfortable with in public.

Jaibones on April 16, 2009 at 10:03 PM

So, ABC News’ Karen Travers reports:

WH: No Religious Cover-up at Georgetown

“Decisions made about the backdrop for the speech were made to have a consistent background of American flags, which is standard for many presidential events. Any suggestions to the contrary are simply false,” White House spokesman Shin Inouye told ABC News.

But:

“In coordinating the logistical arrangements for the event, Georgetown honored the White House staff’s request to cover all of the Georgetown University signage and symbols behind the Gaston Hall stage in order to accommodate a backdrop of American flags, consistent with other policy speeches,” said Julie Green Bataille, associate vice president for communications at Georgetown.

So, either the White House or Georgetown University is lying.

Hmmmmmmm…..

Loxodonta on April 16, 2009 at 10:10 PM

If you look where the symbol is, it would have been right above his head has he spoke, he did not want to have this happen again.
But now it created more of a problem…

right2bright on April 16, 2009 at 10:11 PM

I understand Harvard will cover up it’s motto – Veritas – when he speaks there too.
Yep….
Cheap shot but I kinda’ liked it.
SteveMG on April 16, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Hah! Only problem is, that Harvard virtually covered that up themselves many, many years ago.

Christian Conservative on April 16, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Honestly, if I was advising him, I’d probably recommend he cover up the IHS, too. If we couldn’t find a podium that didn’t have that on it, anyway. I mean, we all know some lunkheaded photographer would’ve taken some powershot of him with the IHS in it and there’d be bloggers making out how he was puffing himself up as the Messiah because of it. It would have been too easy to pass up.

The smartest thing to do would’ve been to avoid this issue altogether with a blank lectern. Lacking that, this was an understandable choice.

Dodd on April 16, 2009 at 10:14 PM

You need an update:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/04/wh-no-religious.html

getalife on April 16, 2009 at 9:52 PM

You need a deprogrammer.

I can see the bumper-sticker now: Gibbs said it, I believe it, that settles it!

DrSteve on April 16, 2009 at 10:15 PM

But… but… …but John McCain said Presidente Pinnochio was a Christian!
Must not be any Christian churches in D.C.
Perhaps Rev. Wright will have to move there to ministrate to Urkels family after all didn’t McCain also say he was a family man.
If I didn’t know better, thanks to McCain, I would think that perhaps a guy who bows to the Saudi King, doesn’t go to church when it doesn’t benefit him through others eyes and asks Christian symbols be removed from his presence is a Muslim practicing his religion by lying to the infidels.

dhunter on April 16, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Christian Conservative on April 16, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Eryvay uetray.

Loxodonta on April 16, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Loxodonta on April 16, 2009 at 10:10 PM

I saw that also. He can’t get together a competent staff for protocol but there are people working around the clock to make sure he doesn’t conflict with anything in the room where he is speaking. I would really like to know what demands President Bush made on institutions where he was invited to speak.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2009 at 10:17 PM

During Holy Week Obama visits the blue mosque and when in a muslim country tells the world we are not a Christian nation.

Then only days after Christians are rejoicing that Jesus has risen, Obama tells them to cover up the good news with a black board.

Far different scenario than Obama painted during the primaries when he had the big cross backdrop on his campaign mailers.

I feel sad for Obama, sad for his choices. But that is what God lets us do, make choices.

texasconserv on April 16, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2009 at 10:17 PM

It’s an interesting question. I don’t know the answer, but I think Bush was formal, yet reserved. I know some presidents’ staff have devoted a lot of time to stagecraft and appearance, but Obama seems even more narcissistic than Clinton. Not as good an actor though.

Loxodonta on April 16, 2009 at 10:30 PM

Bow to the King last week now this.Maybe he is a Muslim.I don,t know but something strange is going on.

thmcbb on April 16, 2009 at 10:31 PM

If exposed to Christian icons, he could burst into flames like a vampire in sunlight.

RandyChandler on April 16, 2009 at 10:40 PM

You’re either a “hypocrite” or you’re not.

You can’t be a “hypocrite” to GOD.

You can try to fool us.

But, we wont call you a “Fool”.

Anyway, Jesus nor GOD can be “covered up.

And, that’s the “truth”.

fullogas on April 16, 2009 at 10:41 PM

Loxodonta on April 16, 2009 at 10:30 PM

Certainly not as likable.(Clinton) In a juvenile delinquent kind of way. I would love some inside scoop on this because I see W as a much more assured person. Mr. Obama seems only to care about any reflections on himself. Very small man.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2009 at 10:43 PM

Georgetown’s house; therefore, they should have retain their decor. Screw Obama.

I don’t know what this says about Obama’s faith. But I think it’s say a ton about how he doesn’t want the Democratic Left to seem him at all as a Christian, if that’s what Jeremiah Wright’s church instilled in him.

BuckeyeSam on April 16, 2009 at 10:45 PM

BuckeyeSam on April 16, 2009 at 10:45 PM

There has been a lot of talk about the president’s taxes and his charitable donations before and after his decision to seek higher office. In all the discussions about the percentages given I don’t hear anything about tithing to his former church home. I guess he could have given 10% and not claimed it but that seems unlikely, I could be completely misunderstanding the reports on his taxes or he went to that church because it helped him in his quest for election. Nothing seems to “real” about our president right now.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2009 at 10:53 PM

Mr. Obama seems only to care about any reflections on himself. Very small man.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2009 at 10:43 PM

Reminds me of a great saying The Anchoress used for a while on her blog banner:

“When small men begin to cast big shadows,
it means that the sun is about to set.”

– Lin Yutang

Not very optimistic for our times, but there is still hope for another sunrise.

Loxodonta on April 16, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Awesomesauce!
Gotta link?

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Try this…7:02 in.

Regards.

http://www.stoptheaclu.com/archives/2009/04/16/video-glenn-beck-vs-charles-johnson/

awake on April 16, 2009 at 11:21 PM

Maybe he thought it was sort of like the sign a band hangs at the back of the stage displaying their logo, and he was trying to be modest for once.

capitalist piglet on April 16, 2009 at 11:45 PM

Seem to remember him taking off his shoes before entering a mosque in Turkey. Doesn’t have a problem with anyone’s perdeption of him and Islam. Just Christianity. Hmmmmmm.

America1st on April 16, 2009 at 11:49 PM

What else America, do you believe in God or some ‘being’ greater than you or do you believe in Obama and goverment? Who will save you? Who????

foxone on April 16, 2009 at 11:49 PM

A lot of things are coming out of The Chicago Jesus Closet. Even Bill O’Reilly is starting to smell a rat.

Dire Straits on April 16, 2009 at 11:52 PM

For the last six months I’ve been seeing stranger things by the day. Have any of you wondered this: taking into account how brilliant and dynamic O is supposed to be and all, he surely must be aware of the effect his actions have on a percentage of the population. This begs the question, is he going out of his way to piss us off?

fullogas on April 16, 2009 at 11:59 PM

The monogram IHS, whose letters spell out the name of Jesus,

?
In what language?

jgapinoy on April 17, 2009 at 12:02 AM

he surely must be aware of the effect his actions have on a percentage of the population.

fullogas on April 16, 2009 at 11:59 PM

He seems very aware of the immediate impact he has on people with whom he is interacting. He can work a crowd. He’s a star. But maybe he is not aware of people’s perceptions beyond that.

Loxodonta on April 17, 2009 at 12:06 AM

I found this explanation on the net.

Ihs is an ancient monogram (or letter symbol) for Jesus that dates back to the first century. It is an abbreviation derived from the first three letters (iota = i + eta = h + sigma = s) of the Greek word “Jesus.” Scribes of that time period wrote a line or a bar over the letters to indicate an abbreviation.

Mojave Mark on April 17, 2009 at 12:41 AM

The dude is an athiest. I’ve said it b4 here. He was raised by athiest commies. He has no regard for Christianity. Cannot even fathom it. He has complete disdain for our faith. His mother, grandfather, grandmother, mentor, et al. were ALL athiest. This is no surprise.

Georgetown’s actions on the otherhand, are a surprise.

JAM on April 16, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Oh, dude, you almost had me there. You were so close. And then the mess about Georgetown. Dude, Georgetown makes liberal training camp Notre Dame look like the Vatican. Are you kidding?

Jaibones on April 17, 2009 at 12:42 AM

The all divine Obama cannot have any “false Gods” before him I guess. Funny how he seems to have so much reverence for anything Islamic though.

Hawthorne on April 17, 2009 at 1:03 AM

You don’t need no stinking flag pin to prove you’re a Patriot, nor any Christian symbolism to prove you’re a Christian.

After all this time, we still don’t know what the hell this guy is.

Me, I think he’s a Muslim but with an infusion of Judeo-Christianity and human secularism…you know, kind of a New Age way of thinking.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 17, 2009 at 1:04 AM

The Obama media machine is trained to ignore any opposition.

Guess the strategy applies to Jesus, too.

desertdweller on April 17, 2009 at 1:12 AM

In what language?

jgapinoy on April 17, 2009 at 12:02 AM

Latin: “Iesus Hominum Salvator” Abbreviated IHS. [Jesus, the Savior of Mankind]

Also seen, above the Chirst figure on the Cross, INRI, also latin, which stands for “IESUS NAZARENVS REX IVDAEORVM” [Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews]

coldwarrior on April 17, 2009 at 1:16 AM

The guy is a Narcissist, pure and simple. Its all about him, all the time. The scary part is, the more people oppose him, the angrier he will become. This will lead to more opposition and more anger until something blows. If Obama explodes, you better watch where the springs fly.

gordo on April 17, 2009 at 2:19 AM

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD OBAMA!

Black Adam on April 17, 2009 at 4:33 AM

I surprised he didn’t place is campaign logo over it. After all, he is trying to replace Jesus as messiah!

LonelyMassRepublican on April 17, 2009 at 5:28 AM

What has gotten into my Catholic schools, that they would hide all references to the Savior on the request of Caesar?

unclesmrgol on April 16, 2009 at 9:33 PM

If your priesthood is established by the edict of an emperor, then your priesthood may be dissolved by the edict of an emperor.

TMK on April 17, 2009 at 5:54 AM

What a tool….a parable seeks to point out a truism via indirect reference and this clown sees it as a metaphor for his statist plans? Oh the sheer hubris of it all. Can’t wait until we change our motto to “In the Intelligent-Designer-of-your-choice we Trust”

Huckabye-Romney on April 17, 2009 at 6:42 AM

It’s not proof but it’s more evidence that he might be a closet Muslim. He does not appear to be the Christian he pretended to be. The smear is dismissing as smear those who question his claim to be a Christian. Would a Christian demand that Christian symbols be covered up? Would a Christian’s upper body be practically horizontal when greeting the King of Saudi Arabia?

Christians should hold their crucifixes high whenever Obama speaks.

Basilsbest on April 17, 2009 at 7:25 AM

I am sure Obambi would find any christian symbols offensive to him and his religion. :(

poxoma on April 17, 2009 at 7:29 AM

Am I surprised that Obama requested the symbol be covered? Nope, not at all. Completely expected from someone who has no religion except self-praise.

What angers me is that the school obliged. Clearly, the Bible warns of people who will attempt to dismiss Christ and the school had an obligation to Christ only. Giving in to Barry is exactly what the Bible warned us about.

Jude 1:4

Conservative_SAHM on April 17, 2009 at 7:52 AM

This incident is simply more evidence that the Obama Presidency Cult is built upon smoke and mirrors. It’s all image and no substance, and he is the empty suit at the center of an incompetent regime.

Next to an iconic image of the Savior who died for humanity, Obama is just a skinny kid with big ears, dying for his next cigarette.

RandyChandler on April 17, 2009 at 8:02 AM

The Boychurian Candidate hates God and the military. Believe me, the feeling is mutual.

EMD on April 17, 2009 at 8:13 AM

This begs the question, is he going out of his way to piss us off?

fullogas on April 16, 2009

I don’t think he sees it that way. He can see nothing but his own reflection. Now that he is president what others see is just not an issue. At worst it’s a distraction.

SKYFOX on April 17, 2009 at 8:23 AM

The guy is a Narcissist, pure and simple. Its all about him, all the time. The scary part is, the more people oppose him, the angrier he will become. This will lead to more opposition and more anger until something blows. If Obama explodes, you better watch where the springs fly.

gordo on April 17, 2009 at 2:19 AM

I agree. But it’s the best shot we have to get him out before the second term run. He is actually putting as much “infrastructure” into place now, while still, somehow, staying under the radar to the illiterate masses or to those who rather like the idea of saluting their idols.

If we push him HARD now, we will force his hand. But, I mean, it’s got to be relentless opposition and, unfortunately, our officials aren’t helping us. They haven’t even responded to the DHS report other than to say, “Awwww….how dare you marginalize/criminalize our war vets” suspiciously forgetting the rest of their constituents. Telling, isn’t it?

No, we have to be the movement and the true blue conservatives will have to join us, not us follow them. It is what is should be anyway.

Mommypundit on April 17, 2009 at 8:36 AM

“Mr. Obama seems only to care about any reflections on himself. Very small man.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2009 at 10:43 PM”

Very well put.

Everything is “my administration”, “I have”…”my this” and “my that”.

GWB was “this admin”, “we believe”, “our admin”

I hate his f’n pantywaste guts.

LtE126 on April 17, 2009 at 8:43 AM

Implosion sequence, activated!

elderberry on April 17, 2009 at 8:47 AM

“The guy is a Narcissist, pure and simple. Its all about him, all the time. The scary part is, the more people oppose him, the angrier he will become. This will lead to more opposition and more anger until something blows. If Obama explodes, you better watch where the springs fly.

gordo on April 17, 2009 at 2:19 AM”

Like a little f’n brat.

He’s had his ass kissed his whole life. And played the color thing like a Stradavarius.

LtE126 on April 17, 2009 at 8:47 AM

As I run the risk of being simplistic…

He named his dog BO.

Does anyone believe it was for Bo Diddley?

He actually believes he’s legit. He got into school because of affirmative action. The liberal scum at Harvard let him hang around with them because it made them feel good to let a black(but no TOO black)guy hang around with them.

He bought it.

Me, Me, Me.

LtE126 on April 17, 2009 at 8:53 AM

The guy is a liar and a phony, like most politicians, but when he challenges the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob he is really a nut case; a nut case with the power of The President of the United States of America at his beck and call. I am very concerned.

jarhead0311 on April 17, 2009 at 8:54 AM

For all of you religion haters….It’s not about religion.
Islam is POLITICAL….Their laws their views their dominance.

So pick……ISLAM or Christian/Judeo lifestyle…..It is probably too late anyway……..

O’s hiding of his faith is not about faith, it is about a completely different USA.

nondhimmie on April 17, 2009 at 9:00 AM

I posted on this on my blog, and trust me, I’m no fan of Obama, but this isn’t the only time that Georgetown has covered the monogram; a quick search of flickr or other photo sharing sites shows the monogram covered for various other events. The issue here may be that The White House ASKED for it to be covered, but I’m not sure it’s that big a deal given that it’s not a precedent and that the monogram was visible in 26 other places around the room (just not to the TV cameras.)

paustin110 on April 17, 2009 at 9:04 AM

Maybe they figured jihadis would use photos of him beneath the “IHS” symbol for propaganda about how he’s a Crusader leading the war of the cross against the poor, misunderstood mujahedeen?

Yeah…that’s gotta be it. Going to a “Christian” institution and demanding they strip themselves of their Christian identity certainly couldn’t be a pander to liberals!

Grafted on April 17, 2009 at 9:48 AM

While it irks me that they would agree to cover the name of Jesus, (for anyone) it is that they have given Obama a platform at all that is at the crux of the matter. That he is seeking the platform at a Catholic school is insulting in the extreme. The man has no class or respect.

Why? Why would he want to do something like that at a religious school?
And why the crap would the school concede to something like that? That’s what gets me.

4shoes on April 16, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Because he holds us, Catholics, in contempt. He is laughing at all those who self-identify as Catholic, who voted for him though he is anathema to so much of the Church’s core teaching. He is spitting on the actual faithful Catholics by using our institutions (lost though they may be), and the leaders at these so called ‘Catholic’ Universities are helping him do it.

While the president of Georgetown is not a Jesuit, he was Jesuit educated and claims to be Catholic, and the order still allows the school to claim affiliation. It has been reported that the Jesuits who run all the Jesuit colleges and universities have sent letters of support to Fr. Jenkins over the Notre Dame. The Jesuits have lost their souls. I know there are a few here and there who are good men, but the order is a mess. Such a sad thing. The Jesuits were once the Soldiers of Christ. I don’t know as much about the Holy Cross order which runs Notre Dame, but many of them have challenged Fr. Jenkins, though the head of the Order has actually supported him. *frustration galore*

I can’t decide if these priests simply do not believe and are trying to take the Church down from the inside, or if they are just so blinded by their socialist liberation theology that they don’t care about anything else. Maybe it is a little of both but I think they just don’t believe.

Regarding Obama, he has no respect for Catholics or he would not be doing these things, knowing they are tearing the American Church apart. He would be the one bowing out of Notre Dame and not the bishop. Of course, that is just icing on the cake for the egomaniac. Hopefully, some of the deceived Catholics who actually believe most or even some of what their Church teaches (assuming they even know what it is), but were deluded into supporting him by the likes of Doug Kmeic, will have their eyes opened by Obama’s obvious contempt.

The schools should be stripped of the right to advertise themselves as Catholic. Georgetown has denied Christ by covering His name. They deny the authority of the bishops who said not to give platforms to these pro-aborts and they are guilty of leading the young people in their charge astray by promoting immorality (Sex Positive week during Holy Week…Are you kidding me?) . I can only conclude that these priests do not believe, or they would not jeopardize their immortal souls like this. Woe to him who leads one of these little ones to sin…

“Hell is paved with the skulls of priests.”~St. John Chrysostom. The Jesuits and Fr. Jenkins of Notre Dame would do well to consider that.

pannw on April 17, 2009 at 10:21 AM

This guy is just bad news for America. There is nothing honorable, good, or intellectual about this man. He has no moral compass and it is eveident every day. It sickens me every time I think about how so many people fell for this man’s lies.

BetseyRoss on April 17, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Fox & Friends showed a before and after of the stage and the Triangle today

Not mentioned, but clearly in view in the Fox videos was a Cross directly about the three initials that was equal size to the letters and centered below the top point of the triangle

If you go through press reports, the Cross is being completely left out of the discussion

It is obvious self censorship of a hot button topic

If press reports included the fact that the Cross was covered up in black, the public reaction would be much, much stronger

Fox did not mention the Cross, but let it be seen in the video. Everyone else is showing the after shot only

If enough people pretend it was not there, it will not be there

entagor on April 17, 2009 at 10:38 AM

This is the Headline you did not read:

White House Requests Catholic University Remove Cross before Obama’s Speech

entagor on April 17, 2009 at 10:42 AM

The first picture of him strangely resonates Louis Farrakan.
“Come, my disciples, and worship ME!”

CynicalOptimist on April 17, 2009 at 11:03 AM

I would not really care if the President was an atheist, but to march into a religious insitution and demand that the symbols be covered is the height of arrogance. There are plenty of secular places to give a speech where religious symbols are not present.
I wish he would stop lumping himself in as a fellow Christian, but I chalked that up to political pandering pretty soon after he let his true fruit show.

BakerAllie on April 17, 2009 at 12:05 PM

This incident was merely payback to the Catholic Church for their rejection of Carolyn Kennedy.

Comrade Obama is at heart an adolescent twerp.

lonesomecharlie on April 17, 2009 at 1:41 PM

Wouldn’t want his imam issuing a fartwah on him.

bcre8v on April 17, 2009 at 2:03 PM

…the signs are all there, are you paying attention?

VTWaldrup on April 17, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Christian symbol covered up during Obama’s Georgetown speech

I have stated before, and will again:
Barack Hussein Obama is NOT a Christian, and I believe him to be the ANTI-CHRIST. No true Christian would ever request to have age old religious artifacts, to be covered up, when in his presence. Barack Hussein Obama was a fraud yesterday, and is a fraud today, and will be an bigger fraud tomorrow.

byteshredder on April 17, 2009 at 4:31 PM

BO isn’t an atheist. He’s a Musselman.

Dandapani on April 19, 2009 at 9:20 AM

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