-By Warner Todd Huston
Father Michael Pfleger is as far from the image of a parish priest as can be imagined without crossing the line into absurdity. He is a loud-mouthed activist that has spent a 30-year career calling people he doesn’t like names, spewing race tinged “sermons,” liberally tossing out the race card, and engaging in extremist political causes. Not the model priest, for sure.
Pfleger has vexed the Catholic Archdiocese in Chicago for years and rumors have constantly swirled that he would be removed from his position as the pastor of Saint Sabina, a Catholic Church on Chicago’s south side. Church leaders have constantly been under pressure to do something about this troublemaking priest. Father Pfleger has indecently involved himself in numerous political causes. His favorite activism is to organize news camera grabbing pickets. He’s picketed TV shows, business owners, and companies. He’s called gun shop owners murderers and Threatened their lives, he’s tried to get radio stations shut down, and he’s erected billboards attacking musicians.
During the 2008 election he accused Hillary Clinton of being a privileged “white person” and accused anyone that would vote against Barack Obama of being a racist.
He’s stood by the side of the racist Jeremiah Wright. He’s been a friend to the anti-semite Louis Farrakhan and he’s been a vocal supporter of race card throwers like Harry Belefonte, Cornel West, and Jesse Jackson.
The activist priest hasn’t just jumped into political causes, he’s also talked against Church doctrine on many, many occasions. He is, for instance, a vocal supporter of ordaining women as priests quite against Church leaders.
Now word has it that Cardinal Francis George is asking Pfleger to take over as head of Leo High School a job that would remove him from his church. For his part Pfleger announced that he does not want to leave his position as head of Saint Sabina.
Has the Church finally had its fill of this race-baiting, trouble making priest? Good question. It should have by now, but it remains to be seen. We’ll have to wait and see.
Check out the blind hate from this supposed “priest”…
Now, here is the hard question: Is a guy this filled with hate, racism, and extremism a good one to put in charge of children?