Georgetown Asked to Cover Name of Jesus for Obama Address
Before Obama spoke last Tuesday at Georgetown University, the White House asked that the symbol "IHS" be covered. The symbol "IHS" is a symbol standing for the name of Jesus in the Christian world.
The University covered the background with flags in order to appease White House demands. Yet even after placing the flags as a backdrop for Obama, the symbol could still be seen. Not to worry, they were able to hide any visibility of Christian symbolism. Afterall, it is important we keep appeasing the secular sensitivities around the world. Normally, when someone speaks at Georgetown, no one goes out of their way to hide symbols. Gaston Hall Stage at Georgetown is filled with Christan signs and symbols; it is a Catholic university for heaven's sake!
Pictured below, you can see where CNS took a picture of the pediment showing the symbol as it was still covered. It reveals the lengths the University went to in order to conceal any hint at Christianity. How inane!
What you see pictured above is a black painted board hiding the symbol "IHS".
Georgetown is one of the most prestigious Catholic universities, which is run by the Jesuits. The "IHS" symbol is a Roman Catholic symbol, and was used heavily on the priest's vestments prior to Vatican II.
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