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Father Michael Pfleger: Ignoring Black Teens Is a Form of Abortion
Your Black World ^ | November 18, 2012

Posted on 11/18/2012 9:27:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In a candid interview with Dr. Boyce Watkins about gang violence, Father Michael Pfleger of The Faith Community of St. Sabina in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, provides an explicit definition of abortion. It is his belief that anything stopping another human being from fulfilling their God-given purpose is a form of abortion.

Father Pfleger also discusses the Peace Tournament he organized that included four of Chicago’s most powerful gangs, or as he references them,”organizations” that came together to play a peaceful game of basketball. He explains how he continues to assist members of the organizations by helping them acquire their education and by prepping them for jobs.

A portion of the interview are transcribed below. The full interview can be seen here.

On the true meaning of abortion:

"We always link abortion to something that goes on in a womb, in a clinic. If we believe that every single human being has a G0d-given destiny and purpose then anything, anything that cuts short that person from reaching that destiny, that divine purpose — that’s a form of abortion. We just narrow abortion. So bad education is abortion. No jobs are abortion. Racism is abortion. Poverty is abortion. So when we start to look at that way… So you know, let’s stop aborting these kids out here..."

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: abortion; blacks; illinois; michaelpfleger
Remind me again why he still wears a collar...
1 posted on 11/18/2012 9:27:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Listening to Father Michael Pfleger is a form of lobotomy.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 9:33:12 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Make me embarrassed to be Catholic!


3 posted on 11/18/2012 9:33:20 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Given the state of the inner cities while a black man is in the White House, does this men Obama is aborting black youth?


4 posted on 11/18/2012 9:34:23 PM PST by PghBaldy (Pete Hoekstra RE: Petraeus "There's more here than meets the eye.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pfleger publicly mocks pro-life people in exactly the same terms used by other pro-aborts. He is merely attempting to appropriate the word “abortion” to push other issues he actually cares about.

Why does he continue to wear a collar? Because the Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago is gutless.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 9:34:42 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: TigersEye

thats a bulls eye and a bingo


6 posted on 11/18/2012 9:39:18 PM PST by goat granny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Peace Tournament

     < snort >

7 posted on 11/18/2012 9:42:23 PM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?


8 posted on 11/18/2012 9:45:53 PM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One dopey comment at the link.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 9:48:15 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

10 posted on 11/18/2012 9:57:13 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is his belief that anything stopping another human being from fulfilling their God-given purpose is a form of abortion.


What blocks most people from fulfilling their God-given purpose is themselves. Especially in Pfleger’s hood. The man is a racist.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 10:03:25 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, he should wear a collar. A spiked one.

The coming war may be .. interesting.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 10:11:01 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How does Pfleger know that it’s not God’s divine purpose for me to keep every dollar I earn to help as I see fit?


13 posted on 11/18/2012 10:13:59 PM PST by PressurePoint
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fadda!

You can’t say killin a baby is okay and then tell us that lousy schools is like killin those good and cherished products of God!!

Hand palm. Where’s the Cardinal when you need him.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 10:16:13 PM PST by bitt (The buck rolls downhill.)
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To: SaraJohnson
"It is his belief that anything stopping another human being from fulfilling their God-given purpose is a form of abortion."

That should be the standard first statement that every lawyer gives at his client's arraignment. ;^)

15 posted on 11/18/2012 10:23:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

So if your God-given purpose is theft, selling narcotics to teens, making babies with 18 baby mommies and paying no child support... “Rev” Pfleger is on your side?


16 posted on 11/18/2012 10:26:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Yeah. It’s too late for Ted Bundy but Charlie Manson needs to give him a call. Then again Charlie’s purpose may be to be a clown for other inmates and wear out prison mattresses. But who are we to say that? Give Pfleger a call, Chuck!


17 posted on 11/18/2012 10:31:00 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s right. We should stop ignoring black teenagers and start holding them accountable for every anti-social act word and/or deed for which they are responsible. We should start treating them like the nascent adults they are and expect them to support the children they bring into this world without showering them with EBT cards, free rent and SSDI “crazy checks” for the kids. We should hold them accountable for every crime the criminal organizations they belong to commit. We should stop calling it a tragedy when they get shot to death while committing crimes.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 3:54:08 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Proving once again that a Basketball game can solve every problem in the black community.

President Obama was re-elected because he played basketball and Romney didn’t.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 5:08:23 AM PST by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Pfleger, did you know that one of the most stupid things in the world is a white guy who tries to pretend he’s black? Quit the copycat ghetto inflection-—you’re pathetic.


20 posted on 11/19/2012 6:42:51 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Because the Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago is gutless.

Seems he's been 'aborted' too. Guess he didn't get a chance to play basketball growing up.

21 posted on 11/19/2012 6:49:54 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Therefore, your support for public schools, unions, and the minimum wage - all of which have negative impacts on black teens - is totally dead wrong. Stupid or evil ... evil or stupid ...? I’d have to go with “Both.”


22 posted on 11/19/2012 6:51:23 AM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should have been defrocked years ago. The guy is an embarrasment to the Catholic faith.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 8:12:58 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When you see numb skulls like this guy trying to equate their pet political BS with abortion you know the pro-life message is making inroads into their support. The way to smack this guy back down is to start a widespread and loud campaign about the millions of poor black children who are murdered in the womb by their poor, black, teenage, mothers.

He won't like making that point about black teenagers but then he'll have to explain why he doesn't want to focus on the murder of black teens instead of just midnight basketball or whatever.

24 posted on 11/19/2012 9:38:33 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rashputin
Blif, ... snarkel blurf

should have been:
". . . murder by black teens . . ."

25 posted on 11/19/2012 9:40:58 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rashputin

wait a sec... Pfleger is anti-abortion??

The libs are gonna turn on him!


26 posted on 11/19/2012 9:43:44 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
"The libs are gonna turn on him!"

Nah, they know a wink and a nod when they see one and this is just an attempt to have something to say about their political agenda other than "social justice".

27 posted on 11/19/2012 10:40:22 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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