Here's a photo of what Gaston Hall normally looks like:
And here it is, "decorated" for Obama:
Notice anything missing? Or should I say covered up with black-painted plywood?
That's right. The cross and the "IHS" monogram, symbolic of the name of Jesus. They were covered at the request of the White House. (Link to story here.)
The president wouldn't want to be photographed around too much evidence of Christianity, I suppose.
Who knows, doing that might have gotten his name on a watch list at the Department of Homeland Security.
(Credit where credit is due. The photos used here were found at this link.)