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By Chinta Strausberg
Father Michael L. Pfleger voiced disgust at Republican presidential hopefuls Dr. Ben Carson for saying he wouldn’t want a Muslim in the White House and Donald Trump for his anti-Latino immigration remarks Pfleger called “racist.”

“That is what is so dangerous to me about these two men called Trump and Carson. While they can be crazy and cartoon-like, the reality is when somebody is using that pulpit to speak about whole masses of people…when Trump can say things like they’re (Mexicans) bringing in all the drugs, murderers, crime…across the border…,” that’s unacceptable, Pfleger said.

“There are a whole bunch of people who already think like that who now you give affirmation to” and others who want to blame them as well.

Pfleger was outraged over Trump’s describing Latino’s as “rapist who are bringing their crime to the U.S.” Trump’s anti-Hispanic remarks infuriated Pfleger who said, “Although he may be naming Mexicans, let’s not forget he’s also talking about Africans and people from Haiti and from South America. Let’s make sure we just understand how racist he is.”


“As the Pope said so well in Congress” during the discussions about immigration, “I see some immigrants out here.” Pfleger added, “Unless you are Native Americans, we’re all immigrants.”


“When Mr. Carson gets up and says we should never have a Muslim to be president. You just judged all Muslims? Really? Doc, you’re a great surgeon. Go back to the surgery room…,” said Pfleger.


Father Pfleger was referring to Carson saying, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”
“The danger of folks when they begin to judge masses of people is that they give affirmation to the worst in us,” Pfleger told his congregation.


Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host. You can e-mail Strausberg at: Chintabernie@aol.com.

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