Friday, May 30, 2008

Obama tries to distance himself from Fr. Michael Pfleger

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Thursday that he was "deeply disappointed" by a supporter's sermon at his church that mocked Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, a Chicago activist, also apologized for last Sunday's sermon at Obama's church, in which he said Clinton's eyes welled with tears before the New Hampshire primary because she felt "entitled" to the Democratic nomination and because "there's a black man stealing my show."

In video circulating on the Internet, Pfleger said the former first lady expected to win the nomination before Obama's sudden popularity.

Why Pfleger has not been punished by Cardinal George for his irresponsible behavior is incomprehensible to many and this is only the most recent episode in this priest's life. Let's look back, shall we? Some previous entries:

Controversial Chicago Priest Defends Rev Jeremiah Wright-3/31/08

Statement by Cardinal George Concerning Fr Michael Pfleger-6/6/07

Fr. Pfleger's (AKA "Snuffy") Response-6/1/07

Gun Advocate Wants Priest's 'Snuff' Comments Investigated-5/31/07

A Catholic Priest Cooperating with a Death Peddler-1/18/07

This is a guy who gives scandal, not only to the Church, but also to our good priests. A rotten apple in the bunch, he needs to go.

The Clinton campaign states:
"Divisive and hateful language like that is totally counterproductive in our efforts to bring our party together and have no place at the pulpit or in our politics....We are disappointed that Senator Obama didn't specifically reject Father's Pfleger's despicable comments about Senator Clinton, and assume he will do so."

Nore videos of this crackpot are here, including his defense of Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan...

Where's Cardinal George?

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