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Obama: I Have A Deep Faith (Obama Says That Fr. Pfleger Is A Moral Compass For Him
Chicago Sun Times ^ | 4/5/2004 | Cathleen Falsani

Posted on 05/29/2008 5:08:56 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

... Obama says he reads the Bible, though not as regularly as he'd like, now that he's on the campaign trail. But he does find time to pray.

"The biggest challenge, I think, is always maintaining your moral compass."

Friends and advisors, such as the Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina 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, he says.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackobama; catholic; chicagosuntimes; democrats; election; elections; faith; getwhitey; michaelpfleger; moralcompass; nobama; obama; obamaandgod; obamatruthfile; pfleger
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Father Pfleger:

"When Hillary was crying, and people said that was put on, I really don't believe it was put on. I really believe that she just always thought, 'This is mine. I'm Bill's wife. I'm white, and this is mine. I just gotta get up and step into the plate.'

Then out of nowhere, 'I'm Barack Obama!'

'Ah damn! Where did you come from? I'm white! I'm entitled! There's a black man stealing my show!'

She wasn't the only one crying, there was a whole lot of white people crying!"

1 posted on 05/29/2008 5:08:56 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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What say you?


2 posted on 05/29/2008 5:09:13 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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Anyone have the video of this (Pfleger’s rant) or a link to it?

If so, please place it on this thread. Thanks.


3 posted on 05/29/2008 5:10:09 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Fleger sounds like a guilt ridden doofus


4 posted on 05/29/2008 5:10:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Not all who are Catholic are orthodox, and, ultimately, being Orthodox is what it's all about.

[to self:] And they wonder why there is a Purgatory...

5 posted on 05/29/2008 5:10:52 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The road to hell is paved with euphemisms.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Rev. Wright II! These idiot supporters of Obama need to realize there is more at stake than their narcissistic need
to run their mouths. I doubt if they do!


6 posted on 05/29/2008 5:13:30 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Keeping that moral compass pointing Left at all times.


7 posted on 05/29/2008 5:13:41 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Obama says he reads the Bible,

Guess he skips over the part, "thou shall not kill."

And I really doubt he is praying for the unborn he has enabled to be murdered with his stand on unborn baby killing um I mean choice, er, reproductive rights.

I consider the guy a p.o.s. hypocrite.

8 posted on 05/29/2008 5:14:07 PM PDT by A message
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Faher Pfleger is a hard-left radical who has run afoul of the Archdiocese on numerous occassions, and even the Vatican. He is known around the Chicago area as Father Flakey.


9 posted on 05/29/2008 5:14:27 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Another pastor Obama has known for 20 years but has no clue about what they say.

Obama is a liar.


10 posted on 05/29/2008 5:15:12 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Funny how, in a time when God is supposedly dead, in a land that can't stand to have it's children recite a prayer or even mention "God" in school; in a land where the Ten Commandments are an offense but pornography is "free expression,"...

...those who would want us to believe in them try very hard to make us think they believe in God.

What do their strategists know about us that nobody's admitting?

11 posted on 05/29/2008 5:15:13 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The road to hell is paved with euphemisms.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

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.

Every week and never heard crazy uncle jeremiah spewing ‘haye whitey’ from the pulpit?


12 posted on 05/29/2008 5:16:01 PM PDT by milwguy (........)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

http://www.powerlineblog.com/


13 posted on 05/29/2008 5:16:43 PM PDT by milwguy (........)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Does B. Obie HUSSEIN have One Normal Friend or Advisor?? I fear not. Obama’s shady side gets darker and darker by the day Ahmanutjob is looking saner and saner in comparison to Obama.May GOD Help Us and America!


14 posted on 05/29/2008 5:16:50 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Video: More Hate Speech at Barack Obama's Church
15 posted on 05/29/2008 5:16:58 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Anyone have the video of this (Pfleger’s rant) or a link to it?

If so, please place it on this thread. Thanks.

Please take a look at Michelle Malkin's website; currently on the home page there is a transcript and some video.

16 posted on 05/29/2008 5:17:22 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
VIDEO: He’s baaaack: Obama supporter Rev. Michael Pfleger flogs Hillary’s “white entitlement” on the pulpit
17 posted on 05/29/2008 5:17:40 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: milwguy
Every week and never heard crazy uncle jeremiah spewing ‘haye whitey’ from the pulpit?

The Obama-personna is heretofore immune to facts and the conclusions of common sense.

18 posted on 05/29/2008 5:18:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The road to hell is paved with euphemisms.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Hugh Hewitt has been playing Flakey Pfleger’s comments this afternoon. Go to Hughhewitt.com.


19 posted on 05/29/2008 5:19:17 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: milwguy

Obie forgets he chanted every Sunday “Right on Brother!”
Obie has a very convenient memory and Soul, if any.


20 posted on 05/29/2008 5:20:19 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: milwguy

Thanks!


21 posted on 05/29/2008 5:20:28 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Amazing. We have now seen tons of video of Pastors close to Obama and never once heard a word about the Gospel. None of these are Christians.


22 posted on 05/29/2008 5:20:41 PM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Thanks, again.


23 posted on 05/29/2008 5:20:50 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: snowsislander

Again, thanks.


24 posted on 05/29/2008 5:21:07 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Miss Didi

Last time: Thanks.


25 posted on 05/29/2008 5:21:23 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

We can’t talk about Obama’s other racist pastor. Or his ears. Or his odd wife. Or his SUV. Or his loathing the military. Or his crazy uncle in the attic. Or ...


26 posted on 05/29/2008 5:23:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: attiladhun2
Hugh Hewitt has been playing Flakey Pfleger’s comments this afternoon. Go to Hughhewitt.com.

Brit played the vid on the Panel tonight...all agreed that this was not good news for Barry.
27 posted on 05/29/2008 5:23:44 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Ask, and ye shall be inundated. ;->


28 posted on 05/29/2008 5:23:47 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ought-six

We had one of those. Father Sixties Radical who routinely berated everyone for not being a Marxist commie and living in a cardboard box like the poor people do, and varied his liberation theology with Superman costumes.

He’s retired. Finally.


29 posted on 05/29/2008 5:23:51 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Will hijack threads for cheese - brie or better. No Borden's please.)
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To: A message

Likely uses the Rev. Wright edition. In Genesis, it reads, The Black God created the Black Man and the Black Woman, in the image of the Black God created He/She them.” Only kidding, of course, but not by much.


30 posted on 05/29/2008 5:24:19 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The more the merrier. ;)


31 posted on 05/29/2008 5:26:16 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Rev. Michael Pfleger, the politically active leader of St. Sabina Church. He gave Obama’s campaign $1,500 between 1995 and 2001, including $200 in April 2001, about three months after Obama announced $225,000 in grants to St. Sabina programs.

Pfleger said he made those donations personally, not on behalf of the church or to win grants.

“At a time when less people vote than ever, I don’t think pastors should be silent on politics,” Pfleger said.


32 posted on 05/29/2008 5:26:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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I think Rod Parsley does a better act than Fr. Mike...uh, where is Fr. Mike’s cardinal when this crap goes on???


33 posted on 05/29/2008 5:26:55 PM PDT by Ravens70
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Father Michael Pfleger however has gained notoriety for more than his embrace of Farrakhan, he also became infamous when at a rally with Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson, he threatened to “snuff” politicians who supported gun rights.

Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina’s Church, went way over the top this week. During a protest against Chuck’s Gun Shop, Father Pfleger twice threatened to “snuff out” the shop’s owner and threatened the same fate for legislators who oppose his position on gun control.

“We’re gonna find you and snuff you out,” Fleger said about the gun shop owner, likening the man to a “rat.” He later repeated his threat to “snuff out” the owner.

“We’re gonna snuff out legislators who are voting [garbled] against our gun laws and we’re coming for you because we are not going to sit idly.”


34 posted on 05/29/2008 5:28:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Obama doesn't believe he, or anyone else, will go to hell.

Barry is as thick as a brick wall.

35 posted on 05/29/2008 5:29:42 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Rev Michael Pfleger and teams of parishioners from St Sabina Church are using church funds and other contributions to pay prostitutes to talk about changing their lives, practice that raises concerns of Roman Catholic Church’s Chicago leaders.


36 posted on 05/29/2008 5:30:58 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

So is Obama now a Catholic ?


37 posted on 05/29/2008 5:31:11 PM PDT by festus (Tagline removed.)
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It’s getting crowded under that bus!


38 posted on 05/29/2008 5:32:02 PM PDT by DaveyB (Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself - John Adams)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I am now convinced that anyone willing to commit to making a living by spreading “hate whitey crap”, within the Black churches, could make absolute fortunes off of the idiots that pay to watch this tripe.

I have been to Biker parties that were more civilized than what these hateful fools call church.

Yet the biggest fool of all wants to be our president....no way in hell will Obamastupid ever be MY president.

Pull their tax-exempt status NOW.


39 posted on 05/29/2008 5:33:46 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obama is a member of the Far Wright Conspiracy.......)
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To: joebuck

Obama: I Have A Deep Faith (Obama Says That Fr. Pfleger Is A Moral Compass For Him)

“....Fr. Pfleger Is A Moral Compass For Him”

To Where? The Infernal Regions.


40 posted on 05/29/2008 5:36:30 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: Miss Didi

[Brit played the vid on the Panel tonight...all agreed that this was not good news for Barry. ]

Yeeeiiikkkeess. Bad news? This alone should sink the ship.


41 posted on 05/29/2008 5:38:13 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: OpusatFR
Obama the communist
42 posted on 05/29/2008 5:38:41 PM PDT by zimfam007 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: joebuck
If your really interested in seeing Rev. Wright actually talk about the Gospel and not 9-11, Pearl Harbor, Tuskegee and H.I.V. and all that other whackadoodle idiocy; here you go....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf5L50ItnWE&feature=related

he does know his Gospel and can write a coherent sermon and is a moving speaker of that style, but the man is a nut and hates this nation.

43 posted on 05/29/2008 5:44:21 PM PDT by allmendream (Life begins at the moment of contraception. ;))
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To: FastCoyote
Fox has the YouTube vid on its homepage now:



The Rev. Michael Pfleger has apologized for his sermon Sunday, which Obama called ‘deeply disappointing.’
44 posted on 05/29/2008 5:44:55 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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Off topic but I'm watching the Factor...man, Bill O's going to have a heart attack. He was just yelling his head off against NBC and their being in the tank for Obama. Excellent rant, too.
45 posted on 05/29/2008 5:47:45 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: zimfam007

I started out as a Russia Studies major in the early sixties. I’ve forgotten most of what I knew, but the horror of Communism has never left me.

It keeps rearing its ugly head and we have fools who embrace it every time.

It’s like a hydra.


46 posted on 05/29/2008 5:48:07 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Will hijack threads for cheese - brie or better. No Borden's please.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Obama Says That Fr. Pfleger Is A Moral Compass For Him

Really? My moral compass is in my heart, I maintain it with the help of the Lord.

How odd that Obama keeps his in another person.

47 posted on 05/29/2008 5:53:19 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes into it.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Bill just played the vid on the Factor...where is our Church on this, wonders Bill as do I.


48 posted on 05/29/2008 5:59:26 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
He has a deep faith in the koran and his father... satan.

LLS

49 posted on 05/29/2008 6:01:10 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? NOT if jerk-face keeps running his liberal mouth!!!)
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To: OpusatFR

Unfortunate. It’s not hard for left-wing loonies to take over a church. And they will try.


50 posted on 05/29/2008 6:02:14 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Concerned about the price of arugula)
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