infant intercourse abuse allegations in opposition t Father Michael “Snuffy” Pfleger have led to the Archdiocese of Chicago to remove him from his parish at Chicago’s St. Sabina’s church on the metropolis’s south side. Church officers will examine the declare, but except it’s resolved, Pfleger’s official voice in opposition t civilian gun ownership may be sidelined.
The information unfold like wildfire throughout Chicago. The publicity-hogging Pfleger has lengthy had a attractiveness as social justice warrior priest. WGN has the story.
admired Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger has been asked to step far from ministry following a decades-old baby sexual abuse allegation, the Archdiocese of Chicago introduced Tuesday.
in keeping with a letter sent from Cardinal Blase Cupich to the St. Sabina neighborhood, Father Pfleger has been accused of sexual abuse of a minor from greater than 40 years in the past.
Pfleger is standard in Chicago as an anti-violence activist and has been the pastor of St. Sabina Catholic Church, determined in Auburn-Gresham, on the grounds that 1981.
through the years, the might be pervy priest has aggressively lobbied for gun handle and towards civilian gun rights. in fact, at one event, he urged the community to “snuff out” John Riggio, the proprietor of retailer Chuck’s guns in Riverdale.
right here’s a transcript of the probability from the person of God now accused of baby sex abuse from an earlier rally at Chuck’s guns, courtesy of Fox information.
He’s the owner of Chuck’s, John Riggio, R-i-g-g-i-o. We’re going to locate you and snuff you out. you could’t retain hiding because you’re afraid. surely, you comprehend you’re doing whatever wrong. You wouldn’t have your enterprise in a truck. You wouldn’t have a truck pulled in entrance of your door, because you understand you’ve obtained to cover. Like a rat, you’re going to conceal, however like a rat we’re going to capture you and pull you out. We are not going to permit you to proceed to disguise when we’re here.
In a perfect instance of hypocrisy, the alleged holy man who advocates towards gun rights additionally employs dissimilar armed men to give protection to him. No guns for thee, however guns to protect me. And the reasonably un-Christianlike, violence-espousing man of the cloth tends to entice in a similar fashion un-Christianlike people into his orbit.
amongst Pfleger’s armed bodyguards through the years, one (pictured below) was arrested for carrying a gun with out a license on the steps of Pfleger’s St. Sabina’s church.
and then there’s the story of an additional of Pfleger’s bodyguards who became arrested on varied expenses after law enforcement officials say he murdered a girl who become allegedly shoplifting from a corner drug save.
WGN9 had that story:
a person has been charged with murder for the fatal taking pictures of a lady at a Northwest aspect Walgreens.
Louis Hicks Jr., 33, become charged Thursday with one criminal count of first-diploma murder, one criminal count of false impersonation of an officer and one felony count of aggravated illegal use of a weapon.
Police noted Hicks changed into recognized because the grownup who shot and killed 46-yr-historic Sircie Varnado internal the Walgreens on the 4800 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the metropolis’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood final week.
Now Pfleger has been removed for the time being. here’s the letter from the Archdiocese.
St. Sabina Letter Notifying… with the aid of WGN internet Desk
If Michael Pfleger did indeed sexually abuse a child, he deserves the most harsh of penalties, both in the right here and now and in the afterlife.