Catholic priest attacked for protecting kids from gun violence in Chicago
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Dan0 Responses

Fr. Michael Pfleger, a Catholic leader organizing against gun violence in Chicago, was viciously attacked by the local chapter of the NRA this month.1 In an effort to smear his character, the Illinois State Rifle Association compared Fr. Pfleger to ISIS, a notorious terrorist organization that recently beheaded two Americans.

Tell The NRA: A Catholic priest protecting Chicago kids from gun violence is not a ‘terrorist.’

Fr. Pfleger is a community hero in Chicago who has fought to save the lives of children and teenagers. He has relentlessly sought to hold gun shops and gun manufacturers accountable for profiting off the bloodshed they produce. He should be praised for his courageous work, not targeted with reckless and irresponsible smears.

Click here to support Fr. Pfleger and tell the President of the NRA to publicly denounce the attack.

Catholics United will personally hand deliver the petition to the headquarters of the National Rifle Association along with other Catholic leaders and victims of gun violence.

We have a unique opportunity. We can either force the NRA to publicly denounce their local chapter or expose just how extreme the NRA’s rhetoric has become in our public debate. By exposing their irresponsible behavior, we can minimize the influence of the NRA. Will you join us?


Jennifer Labbadia
Catholics United

[1] "Illinois Chapter of the NRA Sets Sights on Rev. Pfleger." Sun Times.

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