God Squad Out in Force
Calling for widespread action to stop gun violence in Chicago, about 70 faith leaders from the city and nearby suburbs gathered Monday for prayer and reflection.
"We're tired of doing funerals. I feel like this tiredness has awakened us to really do something," said Pastor Paco Amador of the New Life Community Church in Little Village.
When we're tired of doing something, we usually find something else to occupy our time. You know, like stopping pointless meetings and participating to make changes. We think it's called "parenting," but we could be mistaken.
The yellow school bus rumbled down 79th Street Monday evening, passing by boarded-up store fronts, a shuttered currency exchange and a little church — The Temple of Divine Love.
A few minutes later, the bus pulled up to the curb, and two dozen or so men in suits and starched collars disembarked — stone-faced men, marching in single file, on a mission.
For the second Monday in a row, “the Fruit of Islam,” Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan’s all-male disciples, flooded a South Side community — this time the South Shore in an effort to help stop the killings that have plagued the city this year. The shootings have caused the murder to spike, drawing international attention.
Farrakhan has the hilarious task of attempting to stop the killings without blaming the Jews like he always does, in a town with a Jewish mayor. Then he has to hope Rahm will throw him some of that crazy money like he did to CeaseFire, thereby putting him in the position of owing that Jewish mayor a political debt, namely an endorsement or votes. It's a wonder Farrakhan's head doesn't explode at the thought of having to do this.