Thursday, April 16, 2009
No Lions at GeorgetownSome Christians faced lions in the Coliseum rather than deny Jesus.
At the theoretically-Catholic Georgetown University, all it takes is a White House request.
From "Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request," by Edwin Mora for CNSNews.com:
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.A Georgetown official told CNSNews: "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..."
So they covered up Jesus Christ.
Addendum: The White House responds:
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.The White House wants a "consistent background."
What, they don't appreciate diversity?
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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 5:58 PM