Dahleen Glanton: Blind loyalty to the Rev. Michael Pfleger could harm the Black community

One of the Rev. Michael Pfleger’s supporters summed up the sexual abuse allegations against the priest in a way that many might find appropriate. They don’t fit with “what I know about him,” Northwestern University law student Blair Matthews told a Tribune reporter in January when the accusations came to light. Like many who are standing solidly behind Pfleger, Matthews credits the priest and the St. Sabina Church community with helping him succeed in life. Many people who have met the outspoken and charismatic priest might agree. Sexual abuse is not the sort of thing that immediately comes to…

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