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Pfleger Means More Pastor Problems for Obama

By Margaret Lyons in News on May 30, 2008 4:13PM

Rev. Michael Pfleger is coming under fire today for comments he made about Hillary Clinton while guest-preaching at Trinity United Church of Christ. Pfleger, a Catholic priest at St. Sabina's on the South Side, is a "long-time friend" of Obama's, according to both the Trib and the Sun-Times. Pfleger recently stepped down from Obama's Catholic advisory council and from the Catholics for Obama committee.

The Clinton campaign said Pfleger's remarks are "divisive and hateful," and "totally counterproductive," and called on Obama to "specifically reject" the comments. Obama said in a statement that he's "deeply disappointed" in Pfleger's "divisive, backward-looking rhetoric." [S-T, Trib]