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Old 04-18-2009, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Vizion
Ok, so this is your view (tho its wrong) why does the church have to conform to the state's wishes then as was in this case?

If seperation of state is a valid concept why didn't NObama just have his speech in a great hall....see, because it doesn't work that way because NObama does not honor or respect the church.

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."
I believe your view is wrong and rearnakedchoke's view holds up. If Georgetown didn't want to do it, they could have asked them to find another location. It wasn't only religious signage that was covered, it was "all university signage and symbols." Maybe you should direct your scorn at Georgetown.

Watch the part at 3:30 to the end at least, but enjoy the show.
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