"I'm going to buy a bed and get some furniture from the church basement and move into an apartment in the neighborhood," a deflated-sounding Pfleger told me, while the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ where Pfleger made the fiery statements late last month that got him into this latest donnybrook with the cardinal, waited to take him to a late dinner. "I'm trying to find out what [George] means by 'a couple of weeks.' There's no timeline. There's no date. Give me a time. It just says a couple of weeks. I don't know . . . "
Mr. Stricherz also links to this Chicago Tribune story.
On Sunday at his parish, Pfleger apologized, and on Monday he issued a statement seeking to clarify another controversial snippet from his sermon. When he said "America is the greatest sin against God," Pfleger said, it was a simple mistake and the first word should have been "racism."
Simple mistake or pfreudian slip?