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Obama-Pfleger Ties Run Deep

William Donahue 30 May 2008 15 Comments

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Rev. Michael Pfleger’s remarks at Sen. Barack Obama’s church that led the Catholic priest to apologize and the Democratic hopeful to renounce them:

“Most commentators are already focusing on the inappropriateness of the race-baiting comments by Father Pfleger. More serious is the venue in which he delivered his diatribe and his long-standing ties to Sen. Obama.

“Father Pfleger’s tirade would be inexcusable anywhere, but it is even more offensive when it happens in a church. It does not matter that it was not his own, nor does it matter that it happened in a church that has a record of allowing demagogues to exploit it. When churches become forums for political rallies, both religion and the First Amendment are corrupted.

“Obama and Pfleger are no strangers. Indeed, when Obama was in the state senate in Illinois, he conveniently arranged for Father Pfleger’s St. Sabina’s Church to receive state monies for its social programs. Of course, the guardians of church and state separation said nothing then and they are saying nothing now. That’s because they’re all in the tank for Obama. Just as important, why is it that of all the wonderful Catholic priests in the Chicago Archdiocese, Obama long ago chose Pfleger to hang with? Truth be known, Pfleger has a very troubling history: he has welcomed the anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan to preach in his church; he has hired prostitutes to worship there; he has been arrested for defacing billboards; and he once urged the crowd at an anti-gun rally to hunt down a gun store owner ‘like a rat’ and ‘snuff’ him.

“Senator Obama says he wants to bring people together. Then why does he choose as his clerical friends people like Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Pfleger? They are two peas in a pod, both equally divisive, separated only by the color of their skin.”


  • Bill Baar (author) said:

    I wonder if Andy McKenna should resign from Raising the Roof Fund.



    The Honorable

    Richard M. Daley

    Rev. Michael L. Pfleger

    David Axelrod

    Carole Brown

    Ald. Ed Burke

    Peter Bynoe

    Frank Clark

    Sean & Nora Conroy

    Elizabeth Coolidge

    Dennis Gannon

    Chris Gardner

    Hon. Alex Giannoulias

    Elzie Higginbotham

    Mellody Hobson

    Larry Huggins

    Al Johnson

    Linda Johnson-Rice

    Jim & Lynn Kiley

    Fred & Julie Latsko

    Cathy Leonis

    Susan Leonis

    Andy McKenna

    Langdon Neal

    Hon. Stephanie Neely

    Martin Nesbitt

    Terry Newman

    Allison Payne

    Terry Peterson

    Everett Rand

    Jim Reynolds

    Desiree Rogers

    John Rogers

    Warner Saunders

    Michael Scott

    Terry Teele

    Jim Tyree

    Paul Vallas

    Dan Walsh

    Terry Young

    Neal Zucker

  • Nostradamus (author) said:

    Hillary Clinton is fighting against all powers and principalities and it is doubtful if she would prevail. End time is here. Barack(6) Hussei(6)n Obama(6) should get the most powerful office on earth so the omen might be fulfilled. Then hell will break loose, thanks to the preverse media and the equally perverse generation. Israel will be left alone to do its own battle. But do not lose heart. Another woman, the Blessed Virgin mary herself, will smash the anti-Christ under her feet. Let us pray for Hillary clinton and her supporters. They did what they could but they´re no match the converging of evil forces so that against all odds the omen must be fulfilled. America! America!

  • Amen (author) said:

    Amen, amen, I say to you. The dark forces will win because we live in a world of perception. The Light Bearer is the Prince here, and so he reigns. Lest you forget, the Christ was brought to the parapet of the temple and shown the panorama of the whole world that could be his if only he would worship the Light Bearer. Churches are naturally targets of the Light Bearer.

  • Golden Mean (author) said:

    Thwart Evil.

    Embrace the Third Rail.

    Vote McCain.

  • Inquisitor General (author) said:

    Are you now satisfied, citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah (Media), that the woman Candidate who consigned you to the Toilet will not be nominated? Then the Persians and the Babylonians will come to satisfy your hidden desires…I can almost feel it in my bones that your feet tingle all the way up just thinking of these things that the Obama adminiistration, which you do welcome with open legs, will open up for you. Congrats! And thanks but no thanks.

  • Down Memory Lane (author) said:

    Remember when it was a Daley who manipulated the votes so JFK would win?

  • Poetry (author) said:

    If Obama rhymes with Osama,

    isn´t it cute that Pfleger rhymes

    with Lucifer

    and Wright who favors gay rights

    also rhymes with hermpahrodite?

  • Hiatus (author) said:

    To Nursery Rhyme:

    Full rhymes with Bull.

    In that case,

    Black is beautiful.

    I concede to that.

  • Linus (author) said:

    The end of the world is coming.


  • anon (author) said:

    YES, Andy McKenna should resign immediately!

  • What´s Up? (author) said:

    What´s up democrats?

    Slavery compromise.

    Gay marriage compromise.

    Abortion rights compromise.

    And now the Michigan compromise.

    I´m tired of democrats.

    they smell like rats.

    I´ll vote for John McCain.

    He is the real hero.

  • HeMan (author) said:

    Women of America, unite!

    You have nothing to lose but your complacency.

    Vote for a hero.

    Vote McCain!

  • Ever (author) said:

    I will never vote for Barack Hussein Obama.

    I will vote for John McCain.

    down with DemocRATS!!!

  • resign (author) said:

    Andy McKenna,



    could you,

    should you,


    Yes, you can!

    Yes, you will!

  • Hero (author) said:

    Mainstream media has failed the United States of America.

    The media favoritism for Barack Obama and the lack of investigative journalism and simple truth reporting on Barack Obama is disturbing millions of Americans. It appears there are two realities: the Mainstream Media Barack Obama and the World Wide Web Barack Obama. The internet is on fire with mass amounts of articles, videos, blogs, photographs, and commentary that expose a very different version of Barack Obama than that which is mysteriously depicted in MSM on a continual basis. This contrast is forcing many Americans to ask: Who Is Barack Obama? MSM: We demand Barack Obama be vetted. Vetting a potential American president to inform voters is ethical journalism’s responsibility—it is your role, and this trust between the News and the People has been betrayed.

    Democrats, Republicans, Independents–Americans ask: Who Is Barack Obama?

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