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Obama Quits Trinity Church

Hopeful resigns by letter after latest pulpit controversy

(Newser) - Barack Obama quit his longtime church today in an apparent attempt to quell its latest pulpit controversy, Politico reports. Obama resigned by letter to the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where a reverend accused Hillary Clinton this week of acting "entitled" to the presidency because she is... More »

Obama Repudiates Preacher Over 'White Tears' Slam

'Renegade priest' mocked Hillary Clinton from pulpit

(Newser) - Barack Obama has had to apologize for another troublesome preacher at his home church, reports MSNBC. The Rev. Michael Pfleger—a white Catholic priest widely known as Chicago's "renegade" priest for his liberal social activism in the city’s black community—mocked Hillary Clinton in a guest sermon, saying... More »

Jesse Jackson Arrested at Gun Shop Protest

Jackson and Catholic priest Michael Pfleger denounce sales of guns

(Newser) - Rev. Jess Jackson and Fr. Michael Pfleger were arrested for blocking the door of Chuck's Gun Shop in Riverdale, a suburb abutting the southern edge of Chicago.  They and others were there protesting the ready availability of guns next to a crime-plagued part of the city, which bans the... More »

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