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Chicago church leaders call for a weekend of peace
Chicago Tribune ^ | July 23, 2012 | Michelle Manchir

Posted on 07/23/2012 11:01:45 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Calling for widespread action to stop gun violence in Chicago, about 70 faith leaders from the city and nearby suburbs gathered Monday for prayer and reflection.

"We're tired of doing funerals. I feel like this tiredness has awakened us to really do something," said Pastor Paco Amador of the New Life Community Church in Little Village.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; church; violence
A "weekend of peace" has an expiration date.
1 posted on 07/23/2012 11:01:56 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

And then things go back to the usual, death and destruction.


2 posted on 07/23/2012 11:14:05 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“We’re tired of doing funerals. I feel like this tiredness has awakened us to really do something,”

The violence and killings in Chicago are these people’s fault. They support the corrupt politicians and street thugs who make Chicago what it is. Then they put on this phony victim act and pretend that it is not their fault things are so bad. They are nothing but Hypocrites. They make me sick.

They want to pass more gun control laws. They want to give more taxpayer money to thugs and criminals.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 11:14:42 PM PDT by detective
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To: ConservativeStatement

Good luck with all that.


4 posted on 07/23/2012 11:16:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: ConservativeStatement

It is Democrats that are causing your problems up there.


5 posted on 07/23/2012 11:21:49 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The over/under is 6.


6 posted on 07/23/2012 11:25:51 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Why don’t they just have the Obamessiah come back and lift his arms up and make the oceans recede. Oh wait, wrong miracle. Sorry.
7 posted on 07/23/2012 11:28:57 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: samadams2000

I’ll take the over. Hell, 6 is one drive by!


8 posted on 07/23/2012 11:32:38 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: ConservativeStatement

Magical thinking. Hey, pass another gun control law. The leftist morons around the nation apparently think that will help.

Pure insane stupidity...


9 posted on 07/23/2012 11:52:47 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Many black ministers have no moral standing. They are pro-abortion and pro-Homosexual Privilege. They're too addicted to fine clothes, nice cars, good food, and the occasional strange nookie than they are to preaching the Gospel. They worship at the altar of Molechbama, instead of at the feet of Our Risen Savior.

They have their reward in full.

10 posted on 07/24/2012 12:04:24 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Gun violence in Chicago?

Impossible.

Guns are illegal in Chicago.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 12:10:24 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now,!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think there were more people killed in Chicago over the weekend than were killed in the Aurora shooting.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 12:47:34 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: MuttTheHoople

Even if these clergy were all Mr. Integrity, they would find it extremely difficult to reach these lost, drifting gang bangers who live the ever-hating morals of the only families they know. It takes a church not just a preacher. (Shameless pun on it takes a village.)


13 posted on 07/24/2012 1:17:15 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: ConservativeStatement

How’s that working for ya?


14 posted on 07/24/2012 1:27:29 AM PDT by trailboss800
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To: trailboss800

First Mayor Dead Fish says don’t shoot the kids.
Now a gaggle of so-so preachers say leave it off for a weekend.
The gangs? They don’t even bother to laugh. They don’t notice. They are spiritual zombies.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 1:31:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Peace” in Chicago!

Bwahahahahahahahaaaa....


16 posted on 07/24/2012 1:36:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: detective

Exactly. Just need more taxpayer funds. They know who the bad guys are and they accept and tolerate them.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 1:39:48 AM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Jack Hammer

Peace will have to live in many more Chicagoans’ hearts before it will start to be seen in the city. (The same could be said of just about any large, declining US city.)


18 posted on 07/24/2012 1:41:22 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Eagles6

The Gordian knot of subsidized moral squalor in the black community must be cut. What slavery and Jim Crow could not steal, white liberals bribed away.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 1:48:06 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: ConservativeStatement

....the most powerful nation in the world is reduced to begging criminals to stop.

It really is Obamaland. :)


20 posted on 07/24/2012 2:19:07 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Crack in every pipe?


21 posted on 07/24/2012 2:22:48 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: doc1019
You can't sit in a circle hug and chant peace while worshiping the god of murder, Mohamed.
22 posted on 07/24/2012 3:03:46 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: liberty or death
Sorry Muhammad. Same turd different ingredients.
23 posted on 07/24/2012 3:05:58 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: HiTech RedNeck

In the interim, a significant alteration of the ease with which the law-abiding might obtain the means to effect self-defense is very much in order - and, yes, would significantly CUT the incidence of homicide and other crimes of violence, as it has done everywhere it’s been tried.


24 posted on 07/24/2012 3:11:17 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: TsonicTsunami08

I’ll go 7 dead and 18 shootings. It’s been a quiet weekend, only 3 dead.
Peace weekend by the black shyster reverends. So, shooting is O.K. during the
week?

The ghetto ministers mostly are nothing but opportunists robbing their flock.
Odds are these so-called ministers are nothing except quick buck scammers.

In the most violent sections of Chicago, Woodlawn Gresham, you will see
at least 3 store front churches on every block.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 3:11:30 AM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: Jack Hammer

It couldn’t hurt. Lead is your friend.


26 posted on 07/24/2012 3:36:34 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: ChiMark

“The ghetto ministers mostly are nothing but opportunists robbing their flock. Odds are these so-called ministers are nothing except quick buck scammers.”

Here in NJ they’re a political group, but their influence has waned since Latinos displaced them in relevance. They are each a mini-Jesse Jackson, hoping for their piece of the racial extortion pie.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 4:17:04 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: ConservativeStatement

There is one, and only one solution, to this problem: kill all of the gang members and criminals. Summary trial & execution. Reduce the number to zero. No jail, no prison, no appeals, no plea bargains, no rehab, no parole, no 3 strikes crap. Just kill them. Absolutely zero recidivism.

Yeah, I know; it’ll never happen. But that is the only plausible solution, at this point in time where our highly-criminalized society now exists and is continuing to go everyday. A truly sad commentary is that nothing else works or will work. It’s only going to get much, much worse if it isn’t dealt with brutally and immediately.


28 posted on 07/24/2012 4:40:27 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: SuziQ

The difference is managing expectation. You expect that out of a cesspool like Chicago...not so much out of Colorado.


29 posted on 07/24/2012 5:06:21 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: doc1019

Change must come from the inside, to have God’s laws written on our hearts as we have seen the destruction caused by our sins in our own lives..Many hearts are hard and will not grow the seeds of truth, love, and life...truly rocky soil in those who live only in hate..very destructive in all aspects..no social programs, no weapons banning can make the changes occur.


30 posted on 07/24/2012 6:22:15 AM PDT by aces
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To: HiTech RedNeck

yep, they are like muslims and see the weakness, and feed on it..truly demonic..


31 posted on 07/24/2012 6:24:01 AM PDT by aces
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To: ConservativeStatement

“That guy you were going to shoot this weekend? Don’t do it. We want no murders this week. Next week, you can double up.”


32 posted on 07/24/2012 7:11:39 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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