Jim Bowman just posted “From the streets a message” about white Catholic Chicago priest, Fr. Michael Pfleger, who had been suspended from his parish, St. Sabina following an anti-white rant he had delivered on May 25 against Hillary Clinton. Fr. Pfleger was a guest preacher that day at black supremacist Trinity United Church of Christ, at that point still the church of Barack Obama.
[Mocking whites] “Don’t hold me responsible for what my ancestors have done.” But you have enjoyed the benefits of what your ancestors did, and unless you are ready to give up the benefits—throw away your 401 fund, throw away your trust fund, throw away all the money they put away in the company you walked into, because your daddy, and your granddaddy, and your great—unless you’re willing to give up the benefits, then you must be responsible for what was done in your generation, because you are the beneficiary! of this insurance policy. [Much cheering.]
It must be honest enough to expose white entitlement and supremacy wherever it raises its head. I said before—I don’t want to make this political, because you know I’m not political [some laughter]—but Rev. Moss, when Hillary was cryin,’ and people said that was put on, I really don’t believe that 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, and then, out of nowhere, came “Hey, I’m Barack Obama.” And she said, “Oh, damn! Where did you come from?! I’m white! I’m entitled! [The congregation is on their feet.] There’s a black man stealing my show!” [He does a sobbing routine, wiping his eyes with tissues.]
Obama immediately responded by ending his 20-year relationship with Trinity United, simultaneously throwing Fr. Pfleger and the Rev. Wright’s successor, the Rev. Otis Moss III, under the bus.
Bowman noted a Chicago Tribune story by Margaret Ramirez and Rex W. Huppke, which quoted Chicago activist Tio Hardiman as saying “Father Pfleger has always been a community activist first and a Catholic priest second. The black community accepts Father Pfleger as one of their own. But now I think he’s going to have to make a decision about whether he’s going to be a black community activist or a Catholic priest.”
Fr. Pfleger doesn’t serve the Church; he uses it. I have more respect for Church teachings than that man does, and I’m not a Catholic, but then, neither is he. About a month ago, when I checked “Faith Community of Saint Sabina’s” Web site, not one of its scheduled guest speakers was Catholic. They were all black Protestants. And on June 3, black supremacist “Dr.” Jawanza Kunjufu was scheduled to speak.
The aforementioned Chicago Tribune story, “Parish, public await Pfleger’s next move: Can priestly duties, activism co-exist?,” says,
Because he was so committed to the black community and its needs, many parishioners began to feel as if he was a black man trapped in a white man’s body.
As Pfleger developed St. Sabina into one of the city’s most vibrant [!] Catholic churches, he routinely broke archdiocese rules, becoming a thorn in the side of three successive cardinals. Violating church policy, Pfleger adopted three sons, one of whom was killed in gang crossfire in 1998. He was arrested several times for civil disobedience. He paid prostitutes so he could preach to them about God…
When [Cardinal] George tried to reassign Pfleger to another parish in 2002, the priest refused, saying he would start his own church before he would leave St. Sabina.
“He threatened schism,” said Dennis Martin, an associate professor of theology at Loyola University. “That is just not Catholic….”
The good father, a practitioner of Black Liberation Theology (no, that is not a Catholic order; it’s not Christianity at all but black supremacy), worships a black God. The Tribune reporters spoke of “racist phone calls” that came to St. Sabina, in the wake of the Father’s May 25 rant, but the closest they come to calling him a racist is to call his rant “a rancorous—some say racist—roar against Sen. Hillary Clinton that made international news.”
Since returning from his suspension, Fr. Pfleger is back to his old habit of organizing local blacks to protest in support of the confiscation of all legal guns, which he fantasizes will solve the problem of criminals killing people with illegal ones. One year ago, Fr. Pfleger threatened to murder (“snuff”) a legal gun dealer and any legislators who failed to go along with his crusade.
Ft. Pfleger’s spokesman later insisted that the cleric had no idea that to “snuff” means to murder. So honesty isn’t his strong suit, either.
Four years ago, during Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign, his three closest spiritual advisers were the Rev. Wright, Fr. Pfleger, and the Rev./State Sen. James Meeks, who is fond of calling black political opponents the “n” word, and who has a thoroughly Christian, and thus for Obama embarrassingly un-PC, position in opposition to gay marriage. (Obama has ditched his earlier opposition to gay marriage, as I predicted he would in 2004.) Look for Obama to throw the Rev./Sen. Meeks under the bus between now and November.