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Obama a bigger boob than John Ashcroft

Remember the hissy fit that liberals threw over the black curtain installed behind Attorney General John Ashcroft for use during his televised press conferences? Liberals accused Ashcroft of ordering the curtain so that two bare-breasted Greek-inspired statues could not be seen by television cameras. Ashcroft was ridiculed for being a prude and a censor, and the reason was so obvious -- he was a Fundamentalist Christian who (horrors!) dared to hold voluntary morning prayer meetings at the DOJ.

Well, it seems that the Ashcroft Justice Department had nothing on our current White House administration:

Amidst all of the American flags and presidential seals, there was something missing when President Barack Obama gave an economic speech at Georgetown University this week -- Jesus.

The White House asked Georgetown to cover a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name in Gaston Hall, which Obama used for his speech, according to CNSNews.com.

The gold "IHS" monogram inscribed on a pediment in the hall was covered over by a piece of black-painted plywood, and remained covered over the next day, CNSNews.com reported.

The Washington Times' Belief Blog asked the university about the presidential request:

Julie Bataille from the university's press office e-mailed me that the White House had asked that all university signage and symbols behind the stage in Gaston Hall be covered.

"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," she wrote. "Frankly, the pipe and drape wasn't high enough by itself to fully cover the IHS and cross above the GU seal and it seemed most respectful to have them covered so as not to be seen out of context."

If Ashcroft's fundamentalist Christianity was fair game during "Boobgate," then should we speculate that Obama's unusual UCC/Black Liberation hybrid belief system (or lack of a belief system, since he apparently didn't hear a word his pastor said for nearly 20 years) might have had something to do with his handlers' request for religious symbols to be covered up during a speech he chose to make at a Jesuit university?

Here's a suggestion -- John Ashcroft didn't have much choice about where he held his press conferences. But President Obama, if you are afraid that religious symbols (specifically symbols of the 1 billion member Roman Catholic church, no less) will offend the sensibilities of your audience, then don't give speeches at venues that are religiously affiliated.

From now on it might be worth noting what other emblems and icons the White House insists remain hidden when The One is in front of the TV cameras.


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Comments (12)

Will Catholics wake up to t... (Below threshold)
MPR:

Will Catholics wake up to the fact that Obamalala thinks they are a bunch of chumps to be used to advance his agenda? I hope so.

OBAMAS entire cabnet reads ... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

OBAMAS entire cabnet reads as a whos who list of DICK TRACYS ROUGES GALLERY of villians and fiends

Totally agree. If he gives... (Below threshold)
Beau Toxx:

Totally agree. If he gives a speech at a synagogue will he ask the Jews to remove the Star of David? They would be outraged at the very though. Not Catholics, the compromised their fundamental beliefs. 'If you deny me before man, I will deny you before my Father in Heaven

Remember all the furor over... (Below threshold)
pa:

Remember all the furor over Iranian president Ahmedinijab's speech at Columbia University a few years ago? Among the criticisms of the university was the fact that it had removed its logo so it wouldn't be shown in any photos of Ahmedinijab. Bloggers who reported this logo-suppression interpreted it as Columbia's decision because they regretted the invitation (due to public outcry) but couldn't entirely back out of it. However, I think the real reason for the missing logo might instead have been that Ahmedinijab himself refused to be photographed with it. You can see the Columbia University logo, a handsome crown with two Christian crosses, at the following page:
http://www.sociolog.com/policyid/images/cu_crown.jpg

I haven't seen any blogs discuss the religious symbols used in the Columbia University logo as a reason for it being banned from Ahmedinijab's speech and photos. But I think that's the most likely explanation.

Obama and Ahmedinijab, birds of a feather. Are they afraid of getting cooties from a Christian cross?

"Mother" Church throwing Je... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"Mother" Church throwing Jesus under the chariot wheels once more. Par for the course since Mary is the cheese and mediatrix and mascot of the club. Case solved. And Georgetown says, Shut up! and You don't know my life!

Appendix:
Who can forget Pope Benedict at the Haggia Sofia mosque, crossing his hands to his breast on teevee and conversing with that patented look of Papish ecstacy toward that plaque on the wall denoting *Mecca 800 miles/Eat and Get Gas*?

Remember the commandment: "... (Below threshold)

Remember the commandment: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

The Messiah has spoken. Of course Amandinejad will be annoyed when he is told not to mention Mohamed in the presence of the "omnipotent Imam".

The only symbol this jakana... (Below threshold)
914:

The only symbol this jakanapes needs to give speeches in front of is a giant toilet bowl..So We can flush the load of shit after He is thru.

Community organizer groups ... (Below threshold)
Edward Sisson Author Profile Page:

Community organizer groups in the Saul Alinsky/Industrial Areas Foundation model regularly hold meetings in churches and use their own signs to cover-up the existing religious symbols -- I saw this in the early 2000s when an Alinky-linked group started organizing in Montgomery County, Maryland. It was (and is; it exists) called Action in Montgomery -- AIM. They take their own banners and signs and cover-over Christian symbols -- I saw this first-hand in my own church, St. John's Norwood Parish in Bethesda, and in a Christian church in Rockville, MD. It is a standard part of their program to "re-brand" and re-direct religious institutions towards their secular political causes. What happened in the Georgetown University speech is no accident, it is ingrained in Obama's community organizer training, training he expressly said during the campaign that he would use in his Presidency. That is what we are now seeing.

Once again, BryanD channels... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Once again, BryanD channels Jack Chick.

Hey, the Libs are entitled ... (Below threshold)
l:

Hey, the Libs are entitled to selective outrage & 'in context' censorship.

I am a Protestant Christian... (Below threshold)

I am a Protestant Christian and can not believe that Georgetown university would have caved in to such a request from the Obama White House. But, what about Notre Dame University not only asking President Obama to speak but giving him an honorary degree? This leads to a new, yet correct term. CINO-Catholic In Name Only http://rightviewfromtheleftcoast.blogspot.com/2009/04/georgetown-and-notre-dame-cino-catholic.html

Red Ted Turner once made th... (Below threshold)
SPURWING PLOVER:

Red Ted Turner once made the stupid remark of a women with ahes on her forehead for WASH WENSDAY as JESUS FREAK what else can we ever expect from a leftists reptile that brainwashes kids with mindless green crap like CAPTIAN PLANET or other junk




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