Matt C. Abbott
December 12, 2016
Leftist 'Catholic' hate: anti-Trump priests in Chicago
By Matt C. Abbott

According to the Chicago Tribune (not fake news), more than 700 people have been killed in gang and drug-related violence this year in Chicago.

So who's Father Michael Pfleger choosing to ridicule?

President-elect Donald Trump.

From Father Pfleger's public Facebook page:


(He's also accused the police of genocide, mind you.)

You see, in Father Pfleger's world, it's play a little basketball with gang members who have turned the streets of Chicago into a war zone, but blame the GOP and police for America's problems.

And the Trump street sign – horror of horrors! – was causing so much, er, violence and bloodshed that city officials just had to take it down, no?

It might be easy for some to dismiss the priest-activist as a grandstander who no one listens to, but, in addition to being the pastor of a large Catholic parish, he's a darling of the mainstream media. And he has over 100,000 "likes" at his Facebook page.

Then there's Father Jose Landaverde.

From the Chicago Sun-Times (not fake news):
    'In the last year, Donald Trump brought a lot of hate against immigrants and Latinos around the country,' [Landaverde] says....

    Landaverde, as well-known for his tactics on immigration as the Rev. Michael Pfleger is for his against violence, is defiant.

    'It is totally impossible that Donald Trump will come to our beautiful city of Chicago and take away our rights,' he says. 'We are talking about a safe place for those who are suffering. Many of us, we will die to keep the city as it is.'
Father Landaverde "will die to keep the city as it is"? Really?

Again, more than 700 people have been killed in gang and drug-related violence this year in Chicago.

That is Chicago "as it is." Not exactly "a safe place."

One thing is certain: leftist love doesn't trump (ahem) leftist hate in blood-soaked Chicago.

(Certain portions of the above column originally appeared at American Thinker.)

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Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He's been interviewed on MSNBC, NPR, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.


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