Friday, April 24, 2009


Everyone pointed out the Obama Administration mistakes of protocol when addressing the queen of England, in giving tacky gifts to the British prime minister or the queen, of bowing before the sheik of Saudi Arabia, or any of the hundred other miscues of the young administration.

But when it came to covering up a reference to Christ Jesus on the wall at Georgetown University, the advance team was all over it. They asked Georgetown to cover up the initials "IHS" a Latin shorthand for "Jesus" so that it would not be seen when Obama spoke. And to the school's everlasting shame, it complied.

Now put aside for the moment why Georgetown should have the most pro-abortion president in American history to give an address at a Catholic university. Since when does a school dedicated to the proposition that at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bend and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, willingly deny Him by covering a 2000 year symbol of His Name.

The school's disregard of the USCCB directive concerning the allowance and the honoring of pro-abortion politicians and celebrities could not be more obvious. and the failure of the local ordinary to act points out a serious problem that has faced the Catholic church for years.

But that is not the purpose of this post. Obama will bow to foreign kings but will not honor the King of Kings. Obama will acknowledge foreign dictators and potentate but will not acknowledge that this nation and its people have a heritage of acknowledging the Creator of the universe and is Christian at its roots.

Thus we see the priorities that the new president has set - decidedly secular anti-religious sentiment that finds its sympathies with its staff and his advance people who will ask this Catholic school cover up the name of Jesus.
But what can you expect from someone who thinks Abortion is acceptable even for his daughters?


At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, I agree. I'd like to know -- and I don't know if the answers were reported in the press. (1) Did the Obama advance people know that IHS was a Christian symbol? After all, Sec. Clinton, the expert in foreign policy, the traveler to 80 countries as First Lady, and a Democrat interested in Hispanic votes, asked who painted the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. (2) Did the Georgetown people at Gaston Hall know that IHS was a Christian symbol? After all, Pres. Clinton was a Georgetown grad and either didn't know, or ignored, that non-Catholics do not receive Holy Communion when he did so on a trip to Africa. Jim T.

At 2:42 PM, Blogger John J. Jakubczyk said...

Whoever the advance people were getting the hall ready for the speech had to have seen the IHS and wanted it gone - regardless of whether they knew of its meaning.
Wat is unconscionable is that Georgetown caved into the request. First -having him there is bad enough. Now they cover over the name of the Lord.

pretty sad.


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