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Priest Who Mocked Clinton Again Draws Spotlight (
newsmax.com ^ | May 30, 2008 | staff

Posted on 05/31/2008 12:36:26 PM PDT by kellynla

CHICAGO -- He's a white priest at a largely black church. He's held hands with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. He's been arrested dozens of times and battled anyone he thinks has wronged his parish _ from gun dealers to a local Catholic sports league. Now the Rev. Michael Pfleger is something else: the latest thorn in the side of presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Racially charged comments Pfleger made last week mocking Obama rival Hillary Rodham Clinton _ as a guest at Obama's church, no less _ triggered a quick response from Obama, who wants nothing to do with a racial firestorm like the one generated by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

While Pfleger is not nearly as close to Obama as Wright had been, he has donated to the candidate's state Senate and presidential campaigns and sat on a Catholics for Obama committee until a few weeks ago. When Obama was in the Illinois Legislature, he helped land more than $200,000 in state grants for outreach programs run by Pfleger's church.

Obama made it clear he wasn't happy with the comments _ in which Pfleger pretended he was Clinton crying over "a black man stealing my show" _ and said he was "deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger's divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn't reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause."

Pfleger, too, issued an apology, saying he was sorry if his comments offended Clinton or anyone else. He did not return several calls for comment on Friday.

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"When Obama was in the Illinois Legislature, he helped land more than $200,000 in state grants for outreach programs run by Pfleger's church...For his part, Pfleger, 59, has donated $1,500 to Obama's campaigns for state office and another $1,500 to his presidential campaign.

At times, there has been talk of diocesan officials reassigning Pfleger, but he is immensely popular in his parish and has helped it thrive over the past quarter-century..."

Yea, Pfleger has been "immensely popular" preaching anti-white racism to blacks...a reeeeeeeeeeel Christian!

1 posted on 05/31/2008 12:36:27 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: Salvation; NYer; narses

ping


2 posted on 05/31/2008 12:37:01 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
This guy reminds me of a reverse version of Clayton Bigsby.
3 posted on 05/31/2008 12:37:30 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: kellynla

Archbishop George had better do SOMETHING to this priest NOW!!! Also Trinity and St. Sabina’s TAX EXEMPT STATUS needs to be pulled NOW also!


4 posted on 05/31/2008 12:37:37 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kellynla

He do know how to play to da crowd.


5 posted on 05/31/2008 12:37:41 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ( :: FREE LAZAMATAZ! ::)
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To: kellynla
He's held hands with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

And he's an Obama supporter. Cut from the same cloth as Jeremiah Wright. 'Nuff said....
6 posted on 05/31/2008 12:38:43 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Ann Archy
Archbishop George had better do SOMETHING to this priest NOW!!!

Why? What makes you think he actually disapproves?

Also Trinity and St. Sabina’s TAX EXEMPT STATUS needs to be pulled NOW also!

The IRS doesn't do that to Democrats.

7 posted on 05/31/2008 12:39:23 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ( :: FREE LAZAMATAZ! ::)
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To: All
And for those who like me who are not too familiar white Michael Pfleger.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Pfleger
8 posted on 05/31/2008 12:40:23 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

yeah, no kidding.


9 posted on 05/31/2008 12:40:26 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kellynla

I was raised a Catholic, and this nasty snot-nose is like no priest I ever knew.


10 posted on 05/31/2008 12:42:00 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: kellynla

Pfleger - another racist for Obama! He keeps racking them up.


11 posted on 05/31/2008 12:42:45 PM PDT by M203M4 (True Universal Suffrage: Pets of dead illegal-immigrant felons voting Democrat (twice))
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To: Jeff Chandler
The congregation does not seem offended at all by the Cedric the Entertainer style . I can take a joke , but I know it is a joke when Eddie Murphy or Dave Chappelle imitates whitey .
12 posted on 05/31/2008 12:47:03 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: kellynla

I wonder what Pfleger’s adoptive black sons have to say about all this.

I still can’t fathom why anyone would allow a Catholic priest to adopt boys in the current climate and condition of the Church.


13 posted on 05/31/2008 12:47:49 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama: loquacius and mendacious! Goodness gracious!)
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To: kbennkc

When Wright does it, it’s authentic, but Feltcher is nothing but a wannabe.


14 posted on 05/31/2008 12:50:27 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ( :: FREE LAZAMATAZ! ::)
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To: kellynla
May this “Priest” draw a TV Broadcast command audiance with the Holy Father and the Holy Father S-N-A-T-C-H the “Priest's” collar off! Then the Holy Father order his Swiss Guards to unceremoniously kick the B-U-M out of the Vatican grounds.
15 posted on 05/31/2008 12:50:30 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: kellynla
newsmax must have missed this 2004 Chicago sun-times article.

These days, he says, he attends the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Trinity in the Brainerd neighborhood every week -- or at least as many weeks as he is able. His pastor, Wright, has become a close confidant....

Friends and advisers, such as the Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church in the Auburn- Gresham community on the South Side, who has known Obama for the better part of 20 years, help him keep that compass set, he says....

Another person Obama says he seeks out for spiritual counsel is state Sen. James Meeks, who is also the pastor of Chicago's Salem Baptist Church. The day after Obama won the primary in March, he stopped by Salem for Wednesday-night Bible study.

16 posted on 05/31/2008 12:51:32 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Palladin

Pfleger gives the orders to Cardinal George, not the other way around. Pfleger’s gang and mob pals make sure the Cardinal knows what’s good for him.


17 posted on 05/31/2008 12:52:22 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Palladin

Pfleger gives the orders to Cardinal George, not the other way around. Pfleger’s gang and mob pals make sure the Cardinal knows what’s good for him.


18 posted on 05/31/2008 12:52:22 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: kellynla

This pasty faced Priest is a black radical with a white hide. He goes over well in radical Chicago circles but he is almost as big a millstone on Obama as Wright.


19 posted on 05/31/2008 12:54:01 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Palladin
I still can’t fathom why anyone would allow a Catholic priest to adopt boys in the current climate and condition of the Church.

What the hell does that mean? Are you one of those "All Catholic priests are child molesters" people?
20 posted on 05/31/2008 12:57:32 PM PDT by fr_freak (So foul a sky clears not without a storm.)
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To: kellynla

Send him to a mission in Calcutta.


21 posted on 05/31/2008 1:00:28 PM PDT by woofer2425 (You will all be using Macs within 10 years)
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To: kellynla

It is very sad to me that there are churches where the name of Jesus Christ is only mentioned on rare occasions and when it is mentioned, it is for the purpose of politicizing it. Church is supposed to be a place where God is worshipped and where the Word of God is spoken and revered. I can’t imagine attending a church where people are the focus and where hatred and bitterness are continually stirred.


22 posted on 05/31/2008 1:03:06 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Ann Archy

BTTT


23 posted on 05/31/2008 1:06:35 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: kellynla
NO...NO...NO....let him KEEP TALKIN' until November!!!!!! Then pull their tax exempt status!
24 posted on 05/31/2008 1:11:49 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: kellynla

One would think by now that Francis Cardinal George, after dealing with his own bladder cancer, has learned the importance and necessity of aggressively attacking a tumor.


25 posted on 05/31/2008 1:21:16 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Ann Archy

Go here to see the reply:

STATEMENT OF FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE, O.M.I.,
ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO
Friday, May 30, 2008

http://www.archdiocese-chgo.org/


26 posted on 05/31/2008 1:26:12 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Lib NO MORE!)
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To: M203M4
Bzzzt - wrong! Obama's the victim!!! Don't believe me? Read this:

"Now the Rev. Michael Pfleger is something else: the latest thorn in the side of presidential candidate Barack Obama."

Obama was just minding his own business, harming no one, active in his work of uniting Americans and the good Reverend Pfleger just comes out of no where and attacks Obama [scratch that] Hillary . . . ah, I've lost the logic here. Nevermind, in any case, the Obamessiah is the victim and the evil doers are trying to divide the country. Dark forces of fascism and racism are attempting the prevent and distract the good Obameister from his good and nice work.

Yup, that's my story and I'm sticking to it, sayeth the High Obamedia Personhood.

27 posted on 05/31/2008 1:29:08 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (I'm just a typical bitter, white, heteronormative space worm clinging to guns and God.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

“One would think by now that Francis Cardinal George, after dealing with his own bladder cancer, has learned the importance and necessity of aggressively attacking a tumor.”

Well it has become increasingly obvious to me that liberalism has infected my Church like it has the rest of society...

I just hope & pray that Pope Benedict will start “cleaning house” from top to bottom...sooner than later!

“Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink.”
P.J.O’Rourke


28 posted on 05/31/2008 1:37:15 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Keep him on a short leash. But, while he’s busy mocking Clinton and not doing anything illegal, why not just let him have at it?


29 posted on 05/31/2008 1:42:40 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Better to have your enemy before you than beside you or behind you.)
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To: pnh102

So if he had one, Phleger would divorce his wife for being a whitey lover.


30 posted on 05/31/2008 1:43:53 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: kellynla

Did you see the video of him “dancing” to some African tribal music in the processional up to the alter? LOL!! Typical White Guy! Absolutely no rhythm!


31 posted on 05/31/2008 1:47:13 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: E. Cartman; Salvation; NYer; narses

“short leash?”

this guy has been the pastor of St. Sabina for TWENTY SEVEN YEARS!!!

I don’t know what he thinks he’s preaching from the pulpit but IT IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD!

This guy needs to go! AND HE NEEDS TO GO NOW!


32 posted on 05/31/2008 1:47:50 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

I merely meant that there’s a certain pleasure seeing “her thighness” mocked by her friends on the left.


33 posted on 05/31/2008 1:53:42 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Better to have your enemy before you than beside you or behind you.)
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To: F15Eagle
He's held hands with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Do we know if they stopped at first base ?
34 posted on 05/31/2008 1:59:47 PM PDT by festus (Tagline removed.)
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To: E. Cartman

I know what you meant, it has nothing to do with you...
but being a “practicing Roman Catholic”, I am just sick & tired of apologizing for Catholic priests and this clown needs to be g...o...n...e! And this “liberal crap” that’s been going on in my Church for decades needs to be eliminated!!!

We have the Apostles Creed, the Bible, Jesus Christ & the Ten Commandments; the rest of this liberal BS needs to be flushed down the toilet!


35 posted on 05/31/2008 2:00:35 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
This guy needs to go! AND HE NEEDS TO GO NOW!

Insulting the Queen has been dangerous for others.


36 posted on 05/31/2008 2:01:35 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: frankjr
So if he had one, Phleger would divorce his wife for being a whitey lover.

He has a wife. His name is 'Little Timmy".

37 posted on 05/31/2008 2:03:07 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: popdonnelly

Ever hear of Fr Joe Coughlin....another Chicago rabble rouser on the radio in the 40’s and 50’s


38 posted on 05/31/2008 2:09:51 PM PDT by Invictus
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To: Faith

This Chicago Black Church is a CULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deviants, megalomaniacs and criminals have long figured out that the easiest path to a dubious goal is to cloak the mission in religion.

History is full of these creatures posing as men of faith. Their *marks* are those poor dumb folks who “cling to religion when they are fearful”. Black and white!!!!

Obama let his real sentiments slip out - he knows how Elmer Gantrification works - he’s been on the inside of the Trinity Church hierachy for two decades.


39 posted on 05/31/2008 2:16:20 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: kellynla
IT IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD!

I thank you for clearing that up.......next time you're on the godphone get me six good numbers for megabucks okay?

40 posted on 05/31/2008 2:16:42 PM PDT by ninonitti
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To: kbennkc

That’s the wierd part. I can’t understand why the crowd in that church didn’t get upset with Pfleger’s Amos n’ Andy act. All that was missing was the blackface.


41 posted on 05/31/2008 2:17:43 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: stylin19a

“The day after Obama won the primary in March, he stopped by Salem for Wednesday-night Bible study.”

Whose “Bible” were they studying?!


42 posted on 05/31/2008 2:19:22 PM PDT by GWMcClintock
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To: kellynla
Father Michael Pfleger and Reverend Jeremiah Wright are obviously despicable, racist America-haters but they seem to be doing Obama a lot more harm than good. He spends a lot of time distancing himself from these folks he has been close to for two decades and I doubt many Americans are buying his explanations and after-the-fact rejections of their rhetoric.

The liberal mantra that Obama isn't 'responsible' for what other people say is a half-truth and fools no one. Of course one cannot hold anyone culpable for what another person says, no matter how inflammatory. However, the fact that the people saying the divisive, inflammatory things that repel most sane people in America, are also longtime friends of Obama...and that is undeniable.

To expect the American voter to believe that Barack Obama was close to racist America-haters for years and knew nothing about their radical political/social views, as evidenced in the pulpit on Sunday by Wright, especially, is absurd on its face and downright insulting to the intelligence of the American people...who are a lot smarter that Obama and Democrats want to believe. They'll find out in November..

43 posted on 05/31/2008 2:20:17 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Time Heals)
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To: fr_freak

Good for you.

I am so tired of this bash all Catholic priests garbage.


44 posted on 05/31/2008 2:46:00 PM PDT by kitkat (Over the Hill(ary))
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To: ozzymandus

Now, I sing a rousing Negro spiritual!


45 posted on 05/31/2008 2:51:53 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: Faith

It is very sad to me that there are churches where the name of Jesus Christ is only mentioned on rare occasions and when it is mentioned, it is for the purpose of politicizing it. Church is supposed to be a place where God is worshipped and where the Word of God is spoken and revered. I can’t imagine attending a church where people are the focus and where hatred and bitterness are continually stirred.

Welcome to the Brave New World and another reason for me to be ashamed of my Catholic heritage.


46 posted on 05/31/2008 2:55:33 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: festus

lol


47 posted on 05/31/2008 3:16:36 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Jim Scott
Obama can make all the excuses he likes but the undeniable fact is that Obama along with his wife attended Wright's church for TWENTY YEARS and to add insult to injury; they exposed their children to this anti-American racist in the process!

So Obama may win the Primary but he will lose the General election. I don't see ANY levelheaded American going into the voting booth on 11/4 and voting for an anti-American racist! Now bear in mind, I said “levelheaded” American which automatically eliminates Lefties & anyone who depends on government welfare.

48 posted on 05/31/2008 3:26:52 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: mckenzie7

Go here to see the reply:

STATEMENT OF FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE, O.M.I.,
ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO
Friday, May 30, 2008

____________________

That statement could not be more limp wristed. This priest needs to be defrocked.


49 posted on 05/31/2008 3:28:53 PM PDT by navymom1 (I support conservatives and their mission.)
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To: navymom1
The term you're looking for is dismissed, as in dismissal from the clerical state. Defrock, defrocked and defrocking are secular terms not found in Canon Law.
50 posted on 05/31/2008 3:49:01 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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