Anti-gun Chicago priest steps down after child abuse allegations arise
Updated: Jan 9, 2021
Back in 2018, one of our writers (his first story to go viral) helped shine a light on Michael Pfleger and his anti-gun hypocrisy. Here’s the email that started it:
The story was aired live on 6/1/18 on Dan Proft’s Chicago morning show. Matter of fact, here’s the segment (he also called the church and wanted a job, since Hale was no longer going to be providing security lol):
After it aired, one of Proft’s journalists contacted our writer for more info and this story was published:
The story soon picked up and was covered by The Truth About Guns, Bearing Arms, Illinois Review, Chuck Woolery, and many others. Even Tucker Carlson aired the story:
Our writer even trolled him via email and told him to “blame the whole thing on the NRA“, which he did (searching for the emails and FB post Pfleger put our as we speak), which proves desperation (edit 1/9/21: here’s the FB post. Wasn’t a NRA hit, Father Flakey).
That’s not the point of this article though, this is:
Father Michael Pfleger, the longtime pastor at St. Sabina Church and one of the most prominent priests in Chicago, has been removed from the Auburn Gresham parish following revelations of a decades-old sexual abuse allegation against a minor.
Cardinal Blase Cupich announced “the difficult news” in a letter to the St. Sabina community Tuesday, saying he has “asked Father Pfleger to step aside from ministry following receipt by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review of an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor more than 40 years ago.”
Cupich said Pfleger agreed to his request and will live away from the parish during the course of the archdiocese’s investigation. The allegation has also been reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, Cupich said.
Pfleger, 71, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday evening.