Obama to Georgetown: Cover Up Jesus

When Pres. Obama gave his speech at Georgetown University (the Jesuit Catholic University), the White House asked that the name of Jesus (in the latin monogram “IHS”) be covered up as well as all signs and symbols there. Hm. The White House has said that the monogram would seem out of context with the backdrop they wanted.

But he did quote the Sermon on the Mount in his speech. See my other post.

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  1. Obama: There can only be one, ‘One’.

    Some people have argued that Obama does not want to use religion to further a political ideology. However, 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.

    See the hi-res pictures:
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    • Exactly. I posted a comment about his speech on April 14th. I find it interesting that Obama would the he was “using religion to further a political ideology” when everyone with half a brain knows that Georgetown is a Catholic University.

      My greater concern is that all of these so-called Catholic institutions are so quick to back away from their own foundations in deference to the President.

      As a Catholic, I find that offensive.

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