Thursday, May 31, 2007

Gun Advocate Wants Priest's 'Snuff' Comments Investigated

( - A gun rights advocate wants the Justice Department to investigate a Catholic priest who during a weekend anti-gun rally threatened to "snuff out" a Chicago gun store owner.

As Cybercast News Service reported earlier, Rev. Michael Pfleger said Saturday in comments aimed at Chuck's Gun Shop owner John Riggio, "we're going to find out and snuff you out."

Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina's Church in Chicago, told the crowd "we're going to snuff out John Riggio, we're going to snuff out legislators that are voting ... against our gun laws and we're coming for you because we are not going to sit idly."

To "snuff" can mean to sniff, inhale, or extinguish. It is also commonly used as a slang term for "to kill."
For those unfamilar with St Sabina's, here's what the website has to say:
St. Sabina is a Word-based, Bible teaching African-American Catholic Church that believes in the power of praise and worship.

It doesn't appear Catholic to me...And a spoeksman for Pfleger claims that "the pastor wasn't aware of the violent connotation of 'snuff' and didn't mean to threaten bodily harm." Clintonesque, to say the least.

Here are Pfleger's comments (audio-mp3).

And this is not the first time Pfleger has been in the news...Back in January, there was this story:
Catholic Priest Has Only Glowing Praise for Pro-Abortion, Pro-Homosexual Marriage Candidate Barack Obama

Where's Cardinal George? AWOL?

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