The Obama campaign recently deleted the following testimonial from its OFFICIAL Web site (faith.barackobama.com) because it does not want voters to see that Obama welcomed a testimonial from another backer of Louis Farrakhan.
- Father Michael Pfleger
Senior Pastor, St. Sabina Church, Chicago, IL
I’m concerned by issues of poverty and issues of justice and equal access and opportunity especially when dealing with children and education and healthcare. Also, the war in Iraq is non-negotiable: end it! The faith community has to be a prophetic voice to bring us to where we ought to be as a country. Its voice should call every individual to be their best and not assimilate into anything less. Obama is calling back those who have given up and lost hope in the political system both young and old in the belief that we can fix it. He has the intellect for the job and I haven’t heard anyone since Robert F. Kennedy who is causing such an emotional and spiritual awakening to the political possibilities.
Who is Michael Pfleger? According to material posted by the Wall Street Journal, he is a defender of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
- Meanwhile, Back at Trinity United
By JAMES TARANTO
May 29, 2008Who is Michael Pfleger? As we noted last month, he is a strong supporter of Louis Farrakhan and has been described as a “spiritual adviser” to Obama. He also publicly threatened the life of a Chicago businessman and, according to one report, “is known for climbing ladders to deface liquor billboards.”
In his Trinity United oration, Pfleger asserted that white people have a moral obligation to surrender their assets, which, he suggested, properly belong to blacks
- There Are Limits
By JAMES TARANTO
April 8, 2008So who is Michael Pfleger? Kopel notes that he is indeed a strong defender of Louis Farrakhan:
“Ambushed by a Bill O’Reilly camera crew, Pfleger stated: “He has–first of all, he has not called Judaism a gutter religion of blood suckers. That is not what he has said because I have heard that talk. I stick up for Louis Farrakhan because he is another person that the media has chosen to define how they want to do it. And they demonize how they want to demonize somebody. I know the man, Louis Farrakhan. He is a great man. I have great respect for him, he has done an awful lot for people and this country, black, white, and brown. He’s a friend of mine.””
More disturbingly, CNSNews.com reported last year that Pfleger participated in a Rainbow/PUSH Coalition demonstration against a gun shop outside Chicago, where he issued this threat:
” “He’s the owner of Chuck’s. John Riggio. R-i-g-g-i-o. We’re going to find you and snuff you out . . . you know you’re going to hide like a rat. You’re going to hide but like a rat we’re going to catch you and pull you out. We are not going to allow you to continue to hide when we’re here.” ”
According to Kopel, Pfleger later claimed he hadn’t realized that “that ’snuff out’ means to ‘kill.’ Rather, the determination to ’snuff out’ Riggio was a determination to find out his home address.”
More about Pfleger from Jill Stanek, who exposed Obama’s support for live birth abortion.
Lest we forget, here is another testimonial that Obama accepted.