This Explains A Lot
- Churches and other houses of worship need money just like all of us do, if only to keep the lights on and try to help some people cope with their own problems.
We also like to think our religious leaders always preach what they honestly believe is true, no matter who’s supporting their ministries.
It surely was no small thing when St. Sabina Church, a Roman Catholic parish in mostly black Auburn Gresham, got $200,000 from the George Lucas Family Foundation in 2014.
$200 grand sure buys a lot of support from Pfleger:
- Since Lucas declared the museum plan dead last week, Pfleger has upped his attacks on Friends of the Parks, the nonprofit group that blocked the hopes of the billionaire filmmaker and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Pfleger told me he has no regrets for likening Friends of the Parks to the Gangsters Disciples because they boss the lakefront just as street gangs on the South and West Sides claim turf.
“Nobody has ever elected them,” Pfleger says. “They simply appointed themselves.
You mean like, say, a renegade "man of the cloth" who appointed himself spokes-asshole to attack a non-profit that stood in the way of the mayor's wish to give away land he had no right to give, to a billionaire who could have built his private art repository in any of a thousand vacant lots all around St. Sabina. Which, coincidentally, would save the black and brown children his multi-millionaire wife worried about, tens of thousands in bus fare to come see art that had nothing to do with Star Wars (a wholly owned subsidiary of Walt Disney Corporation).
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