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Another Clergyman Raises Controversy For Obama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Another preacher is making national headlines because of controversial remarks.

The Reverend Michael Pfleger, a Chicago community activist and priest, mocked Hillary Rodham Clinton's tears just before the New Hampshire Primary.

Pfleger made the comments during a sermon Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ, formerly pastored by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Pfleger, a supporter of Barack Obama, says Clinton cried because she felt "entitled" to the Democratic nomination and that a "black man is stealing my show."

Obama issued a statement today saying he's "deeply disappointed" with Pfleger and that the priest used "divisive and backward-looking rhetoric."

Pfleger, who is white and pastors Chicago's predominantly-black Saint Sabina Roman Catholic Church, offered an apology today. He said his words were "inconsistent with Senator Obama's life and message."


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