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Pfleger Claims YouTube Created Controversy

From the Chicago CBS affiliate CBS2Chicago:


Pfleger Speaks After Obama’s Split With Church

Jun 1, 2008

CHICAGO (CBS) ― Sunday, Father Michael Pfleger addressed his congregation about the controversy surrounding his sermon for the first time. He told the congregation he’s received more than 3,000 threatening emails – some calling for his death.

The messages caused the church to beef up security for Sunday’s services, as CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

YouTube and headlines and soundbites can now and have now become an instrument that creates the story rather than tells the story,” said St. Sabina Church’s Father Michael Pfleger.

Pfleger sounded off giving a sermon entitled “Beyond YouTube,” chiding the media and the Web site, saying the clip of his sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ did not convey the meaning of his message.

If you are not willing to withhold judgment until you gather information, then you are never going to know the real story,” he said…

“I apologize for the words that I chose. I apologize for my dramatization that was for many who do not know me simply typical dramatics that I use all the time in sermons,” Pfleger said…

I’m with him, what he said, 100 percent,” said parishioner Erma Sims said.

“I’m standing with my pastor. Because I love him and he’s truthful,” said parishioner Gladys Haynes…

Father Pfleger also said that the last few days have been more painful than the murder of his foster son.

In addition to the sermon controversy, he says he had surgery last week and was supposed to stay in bed.

Pfleger told the crown [sic] he’s not racist or sexist and called on the nation to deal with those biases.

Who should we believe, Father Pfleger or our lying eyes?

Father Pfleger also said that the last few days have been more painful than the murder of his foster son.

Since when do priests have children?

Pfleger told the crown [sic] he’s not racist or sexist and called on the nation to deal with those biases.

What a man of God.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, June 1st, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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