"When President Obama gave his economics speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday, several folks noticed something was missing. That "something" was an ancient monogram -- the letters IHS -- that symbolizes the name of Jesus. It was missing from a wooden archway above the dais in Gaston Hall where the president delivered his 45-minute speech." (Washington Post, April 15, 2009)
If ever there were proof needed of the Obama administration's intentions of erasing Christianity from the public mind, then the Washington Post has just provided it. When the president appeared at the prestigious Georgetown University, the White House "requested" that the institution cover all signs that formed a backdrop for the president. So, in an amazing display of spineless behavior, the university complied.
The big surprise here is not the fact that the administration requested that the university remove the signage. No, the big surprise is that the university capitulated! One has to wonder just how Catholic Georgetown is. What is even more surprising is that the sign (IHS, Greek for the name of Jesus) was covered up during one of the holiest weeks of the year to Christians, Easter Week.
How dare the White House make such a request! Even more, how dare the university cave t the secular wishes of an administration who is openly hostile to the sanctity of life and the traditions held dear by Christians. Perhaps this will serve as a reality check. We must stand up as Christians or the government will surely see to it that the Christian faith will be pushed into the far recesses of society and labeled irrelevant.