Rev. Michael Pfleger was invited to preach at Barack Obama's church and used the occasion to deliver a racially-tinged sermon to expose what Hillary's "white entitlement."Like Obama's controversial former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Pfleger is also one of Obama's longtime Chicago friends and political supporters.
“When Hillary was crying, and people said that was put on — I really don’t believe it was put on,” said Father Pfleger. “I really believe that she just always thought: ‘This is mine. I’m Bill’s wife, I’m white and this is mine. I just got to get up and step into the plate.’ And then, out of nowhere, came, ‘Hey, I’m Barack Obama.’ And she said, ‘Oh, damn. Where did you come from? I’m white. I’m entitled. There’s a black man stealing my show."
After the sermon was made public Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago issued a statement that said:
"The Catholic Church does not endorse political candidates. Consequently, while a priest must speak to political issues that are also moral, he may not endorse candidates nor engage in partisan campaigning.Racial issues are both political and moral and are also highly charged. Words can be differently interpreted, but Fr. Pfleger’s remarks about Senator Clinton are both partisan and amount to a personal attack. I regret that deeply.To avoid months of turmoil in the church, Fr. Pfleger has promised me that he will not enter into campaigning, will not publicly mention any candidate by name and will abide by the discipline common to all catholic priests."Obama has said he is "deeply disappointed" with Pfleger and called the offensive remarks "backward-looking."