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Michael Pfleger returns June 16: “He’s a black Jesus stuck in a white man’s body”

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 9, 2008 04:24 AM

Well, it looks like the Catholic Church in Chicago has lost whatever balls it found when it temporarily suspended Pfoaming-at-the-mouth preacher of hate Michael Pfleger for his racially poisoned sermon a few weeks ago. Because he’s baaaack. Again. The Chicago Trib reports that Obama’s longtime friend and earmark recipient will return to St. Sabina on June 16 after being placed on leave to “reflect” on his politicking from the pulpit.

Question: Which Pfleger will come back and reassume his leadership position in the Catholic Church?

The Hillary-mimicking, Vanilla Ice-prancing, Jeremiah Wright-impersonating reverend who has attracted a cult of supporters over two decades?

Or some other Pfleger who was the man Obama knew before he became the man Obama says he didn’t know?

The choir was booming, the dancers were swirling and open seats were scarce in the sweltering pews, but longtime members of St. Sabina Catholic Church thought Sunday’s service was a bit flat in the absence of Rev. Michael Pfleger.

Cardinal Francis George had ordered the fiery activist priest to take two weeks off after Pfleger’s widely broadcast comments mocking Sen. Hillary Clinton and saying, in what he later called a slip of the tongue, that “America is the greatest sin against God.”

Some of his intensely devoted parishioners were worried that his sabbatical would prove permanent. So when a St. Sabina official announced during mass that Pfleger would return June 16, the church exploded in cheers.

“I was just overwhelmed,” Brandy Scott, 27, said later. “I had to cry.”

Hey, how would you like this raving lunatic to officiate your wedding? That would make me cry. Apparently, though, there are couples dying for him to perform their matrimonial services–and countless more followers who can’t wait for more histrionic white-bashing:

The announcement that Pfleger would come back in about a week eased the minds of many parishioners, some of whom were worried that, despite the cardinal’s comments, the priest had finally gone too far.

He was forced to miss a wedding Saturday that he was set to officiate, so another couple with a June 28 wedding date was especially relieved to learn that Pfleger would be back for their big day.

But most simply said they were looking forward to St. Sabina returning to normal under the leadership of the priest who has come to embody the church.

“He’s a black Jesus stuck in a white man’s body,” said Oralee Williams, 48. “He’s the best.”

Your Catholic Church at work.

(Photoshop via reader Stogie)


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