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 By Pastor Don Elmore

At a Conference where I was speaking at earlier this month, a brother who was in the congregation showed me whose statue was on the top of the Capitol Building—it was Persephone. Persephone the very beautiful daughter of Zeus and Demeter (the goddess of the harvest) and was abducted by Hades, the son of Saturn.Hades, the god of the underworld, made Persephone the goddess of the underworld.  Only Zeus and Helios knew who captured Persephone.  Demeter searched for her daughter, but could not find her.  As a result of this failure, she withdrew and the earth began to suffer no harvest.

Zeus, then sent Hermes to Hades, requesting her release.  Hades agreed to let Persephone go, but gave to her magical pomegranates.  Each year Persephone would eat the pomegranates, and she would be bound to Hades; for 1/3 of the year.  The corresponds to the wintery months, when the goddess of the harvest was gone from the earth.

In addition, Persephone was said to be in the state of immaculate conception. In 1854, Pope Pius IX issued an encyclical defining immaculate conception, stating unbiblically that the Virgin Mary was “preserved free from all stain of original sin in the first instant of her conception.”

So the world had two women that were said to have experienced immaculate conception: Persephone and Mary.  After the Pope’s previous statement, the American Congress became obsessed with expanding the Capitol Dome. They would build a statue and place it on top of the Capitol Building. 

It would be called “the only authorized Symbol of American Heritage”.  She was noted as having experienced immaculate conception ... she was often known as Libera “Liberty” or “Freedom”.

Her statue stood 19 1/2 feet, which works out to be 6 + 6 + 6 feet, and 6 + 6 + 6 inches. It had been sculpted in Rome and at its installation on December 2, 1863, something happened which causes grave concern for America.


When the statue was placed on top of the Capitol Building there were 47 gunshots that were heard given as a tribute to John Carroll.  He had died 47 years previously; thus the 47 gun salute.  But who was John Carroll?

John Carroll was the first Roman Catholic bishop of the United States.  During its days under the Articles of Confederation and for the first 11 years under the Constitution the federal government meet in eight different cities.

As a consequence, the Congress decided that the federal government needed to have a permanent location.  At this location would be the place where the Legislative, Executive and Judicial braches of government would meet.  George Washington would be the person who would make the judgment of which property would be accepted.  The property would be 100 square miles; 10 miles square.

George Washington, a freemason, choose the land that was given by the Carroll family.  Who were the Carroll family?  They are not well known in America.  But I will mention three of the most famous Carroll's.  John Carroll as mention previously was the first bishop in America and was the founder of Georgetown College.

John’s brother, Daniel, was only one of five men who signed both the Articles of Confederation and the U. S. Constitution.  Charles Carroll, a cousin, who was one of the wealthiest men in the United States.  Charles gave to General Washington and others financial  help during the time of the Revolutionary War.  In appreciation of his help, the Constitutional Convention gave to the Roman Catholics the right to vote and hold federal office.

In fact, the house where the head executive officer dwells, the White house, was named after the first Jesuit priest who is remembered today as the “Apostle to Maryland”—Andrew White. He was the priest, who sailed to America in 1633, who was in charge of the Roman Catholic settlement of Maryland (the land of the Virgin Mary).

The property that the Carrolls gave to Washington was originally called Rock Creek Farm, but in the 1663 property records, it is called “Rome” and the branch of the Potomac River is called the “Tiber”.  Its owner was then named Francis Pope.

Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the first American trained architect was the builder for the U. S. Capitol Building and the Basilica of Maryland. The property had seven hills just like there was in Rome, Italy: Capitol Hill, Meridian Hill, Floral Hills,Forest Hills, Hillbrook, Hillcrest and Knox Hill.

Charles Carroll was one of the richest men in America and very influential. There is a statue of him made of bronze in the Capitol Building.  He was the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence.  He outlived all of the signers; he died when he was 95 years old.

The three famous Roman Catholic Carrolls:

  1. John: First bishop of the United States and founder of Georgetown University. 
  2. Daniel (freemason): Signed the Articles of Confederation and the U. S. Constitution. 
  3. Charles (freemason): Signed the Declaration of Independence; one of the richest people in America; close friends of George Washington and James Madison; the 1st Amendment and Article 6, clause 3 was said to have been made on behalf of his request.

When Persephone (Mary) was placed on the Capitol Dome built on land given by Roman Catholics there was a 47 gun salute.  The 47 shots represented the 47 years since Priest John Carroll had died:  1816.

Charles Carroll was a behind the scenes influence in American history — he even influenced Pierre-Charles L’Enfant (freemason) to be the architectof the federal city.  The freemason—Jesuit—Edomite influence on the early part of American history is finally being revealed.  The Roman Catholics have played a much larger role in American history than is taught — why else has Persephone been on top of the Capital building for 146 years?