Pfleger Makes Non-Apology Apology For Racist Attack On Hillary
Father Pfleger apologized this morning for his racist attack against Hillary Clinton last week at Barack Obama’s church.
Pfleger says he is not racist:
Pfleger also says he’s received more than 3,000 angry emails (moonbat Obamessiah supporters?) in the last week.
He says they want to kill him (sounds like moonbat Obamessiah supporters).
Pfleger didn’t seem to mind it when he was the one making the death threats.
The AP reported:
The Chicago priest whose comments about Hillary Rodham Clinton reignited the controversy over Barack Obama’s former church has apologized to his parishioners.
At his own church Sunday, the Rev. Michael Pfleger said he isn’t racist or sexist. He said the past few days have been the most painful of his life.
Pleger said he’s received more than 3,000 angry and threatening e-mails since he was a guest preacher at Trinity United Church of Christ last Sunday. During that sermon, Pfleger, a Catholic priest, pretended he was Clinton crying over “a black man stealing my show.”
In the apology, Pfleger said the sermon included theatrics he often uses while preaching.
Father Pfleger also posted an online apology at the St. Sabina Church website.
Here is that apology:
Last Sunday, I was invited by Trinity United Church of Christ to come and preach on the topic of race.
I agreed to do so because of my love for Trinity, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Rev. Otis Moss, III and because all my life I have sought to deal with the reality of racism. As I said, Last Sunday, I have committed myself to tear down the walls that divide us wherever they stand.
In 1966, as a junior in high school, amidst all the hate and meanness that surrounded me in Marquette Park, I heard more than the voice of Dr. king calling for community over chaos. I heard that small voice from within, that said, I am showing you this now, because you must spend your life trying to eradicate this.
The last few days have been the most painful days of my life, even more so than the murder of Jarvis, my foster son.
For years I have had to deal with media that have sought to define me and often times put me into their box or stereotype.
But that was the cost of being a public figure and for fighting in public battles. But this was a new level, when the world is meeting you for the first time from a dramatization in a sermon that I felt was in the sacredness of a sanctuary, among people who know me and then find a “Youtube” that in no way defines the sermon or the message that I preached, nor the person or pastor that I am. It is painful and shattering.
It is painful that as a result of this video over 3,000 email of hate, threats, and name calling, who go so far as to ask you to kill yourself or take your life, greet you in less than 24 hours, and you are bombarded by mean hateful and racial name calling, yes, it is very painful.
It is also grieving to me when a 1.5 minute “Youtube” video becomes the headlines across the world of papers and news stations, while the tragedy and death of earthquakes, cyclones, and tornadoes that have taken lives of people around this world, while the killing of our children across the country and here in Chicago, and the easy access to guns have become stories on page 18 and 19, and while people are at my front door, looking for food to eat or gas to get to work, indeed that grieves me.
Brothers and sisters, racism is an explosive and sensitive sin in our world and it is against the command to love, and against the God of love.
I said on Thursday, I apologize for words that I chose. I apologize for my dramatization that was for many who do not know me, simply typical dramatics I often use in sermons.
I apologize for anyone who was offended and who thought it to be mockery, that was not my intent, nor my heart.
For whatever damage that was caused to any human being and for any offense felt, especially to any of the candidates or their families, I am deeply sorry and I pray that my apology will be accepted even by those who say they won’t accept it.
I am neither a racist nor a sexist. I am constrained by this great Gospel that I have been called to preach, to be an agent of reconciliation, as well as a truth teller.
However – we must, if we are to move forward and become who God has called us to be as a human family, we must be willing to have an honest and open discussion on race and justice, and it must be on the equal ground at the foot of Calvary.
De-Nile is not just a river in Africa, Father.
Are we starting to see a pattern?
— Preacher spouts off racist & hateful anti-white attacks from the Trinity altar.
— Hate-filled “sermon” make headlines from Sioux City, Iowa to Sunshine, Florida.
— Preacher says he has been victimized, that the media used “snippets”
— We all get lectured that we need to have a “discussion on race.”
— Blah… Blah… Blah…
It didn’t work too well when Obama tried it, either.
UPDATE 2: Amy Proctor is right. Fr. Pfleger should be excommunicated. He is a disgrace to the Catholic Church… And, Cardinal George from Chicago should also be disciplined for not dealing with this nutjob.