Father PflegerOk, let us just go ahead set aside the fact that Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church in Chicago, Illinois pals around with Barack Obama – the Abortion and Gay Marriage President. Let us place on the back burner for a moment the fact that Pfleger not only campaigned voraciously for Obama in 2008, but was also a member of the 2008 Catholics for Obama Committee and an adviser for the Obama campaign. Let us place in the back of our minds the memory of Fr. Pfleger twice allowing Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to lecture from the pulpit of St. Sabina. Yeah, while we’re at it we’ll go ahead and lay aside for now the memory of Fr. Mike supporting so many pro-abortion politicians over the decades, and even of him inviting singer Harry Belafonte to speak at the Sunday Mass where he proceeded to criticize President George W. Bush for threatening a “woman’s right to abortion” with his pro-life policies.
If we are going to lay aside all the evil, I suppose we can also go right ahead and lay aside the good of Fr. Pfleger as well. This 1975 ordained priest has been out in the forefront of the fight for social equality and justice. He’s held anti-drug campaigns, outreach to prostitutes, and a number of other projects in an attempt to bring awareness to issues and improvement to lives of those in his sphere of interest. Let’s forget about the Racial Justice Lifetime Achievement Award his Diocese gave him in 2010 in recognition of his life of service in pursuit of dismantling racism, injustice and inequalities on behalf of African Americans and all people of color.
Ok. Your heads clear? Are we working off of a clean slate now? Good, because I don’t want you to hold anyone’s past against them. I fully believe and bear personal witness to the redeeming and transformative grace of God.
Father Pfleger Has Lost His Mind … Again! This dude not only asked Christians to pray for George Zimmerman to be convicted, but after the trial had concluded he actually compared the stupidly provoked (self-defense) shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman to the 1955 murder of Emmett Till and the acquittal of the men who later confessed that they actually did kill him. There are no similarities to these cases whatsoever, and for a priest to pray for his will to be done, rather than for truth and justice to meet is demonic. For a priest to then continue the racial demagoguery that the mainstream media (beginning with NBC editing Zimmermans 911 call) fabricated about this case is ignorant. But to compare an innocent boy’s slaying, who the only thing he did wrong was not realize that he couldn’t behave in Money, Mississippi as he could in Chicago to the events (Zimmerman’s version) that lead to Trayvon Martin’s death is race baiting and beneath the dignity of the priesthood.
By what right does a Catholic priest have to continue to press God’s children towards anger, feeling victimized, hatred, unforgiveness, hopelessness, and, perhaps, violence? We are used to people who look like us (Jesse and Al – for example) pimping the community into victims and prostitutes looking for the next handout, but Fr. Pfleger has crossed the line … Again! He needs to quit pimping his worthless goods that add no spiritual value to anyone’s life! Lifetime Racial Justice Award? Really? This priest serves as a great injustice to all! Pray for this priest!