Georgetown University, a Catholic Institution founded in 1789 by the Jesuits, hid the inscription "IHS", (short for Iesous Christos - the Greek name of Jesus Christ) at the behest of President Obama's staff on Tuesday, April 14. Apparently, they didn't want Jesus' name to show up on TV during his speech.
According to Fox News, White House staff asked the school to cover up all religious symbols and signs while the president was on stage.
The monogram, which is normally above the Gaston Hall stage, was covered over with what Fox News said appeared to be black wood during the speech
The White House said that the backdrop, which included blue drapes and American flags, was standard during policy speeches and other events. They insisted that the move was made only to provide a proper setting for the speech -- and said that "any suggestions to the contrary are simply false."
President Obama has stated many times that he is a Christian. All I know is, as a Christian;
#1) I am never ashamed of the Gospel.
#2) I cringe seeing someone cover up Christ's name in order to lift up his own. Has the President no humilty? Or is he like Kings throughout history that have been foolish enough to believe that their name and authority is bigger and more important than God's?
History time kids! - what happened to many of those foolish kings?
If Obama is a Christian, surely he has read and understands the spiritual consequences of pushing God aside in order to puff himself up.