Today the President spoke at Georgetown University about the economy which I guess part of his tour of Catholic Universities. The President of Georgetown John DeGioia being totally irony impaired in his introduction included this:
We as a people will only be equal to the demands of the day if we stand up for the marginalize, the powerless, and those without a voice.
Unless they are in the womb then we can marginalize and in fact kill those without a voice. In fact prevent them from ever having a voice. Hard to think of anybody more powerless than those human person in the womb.
Dawn Eden reports about something else missing besides the mention of Jesus.
No, Jesus’ very name, in the form of the ancient monogram IHS, which had been in gold lettering on the wooden archway above Gaston Hall’s dais, was painted over prior to Obama’s arrival. Apparently, the Name that is above every other name is not permitted to be above Obama.
The photo above shows the archway “before.” You can see the “after” clearly in C-SPAN’s video, as Georgetown President John DeGioia emerges to give his fawning introduction.
(I became aware of the cover-up after the speech, when it was pointed out by pro-life advocate Larry Cirignano in an e-mail forwarded to me. Whether Georgetown University initiated it or did it at the request of the White House is unknown at this time.)
Update: There is some question as to whether IHS was painted over or just covered over as is done at other events.
There has not been as big of reaction to the Presidents’ visit at Georgetown as there was to the Notre Dame invite. Though maybe it is partially because many Catholics have already given up on Georgetown. Or at least hold zero surprise at the invite, especially since candidate Obama was previously invited. Georgetown holds onto some vestiges of the Cathoilc faith in a tribal, but mostly not meaningful way as an institution.
Since President Obama can give speeches on the economy maybe I can get a speaking gig for discussing brain surgery, rocket science, or anything else I know next-to-nothing about.