Pfleger's sarcastic sermon was made from the same pulpit as the inflammatory sermons of Obama's former pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright, which
pitched the Illinois senator's campaign into turmoil earlier this year.
In a guest appearance at the church Sunday, Pfleger mocked Clinton for appearing to cry days before the New Hampshire primary in January, saying she
was on the verge of tears because "there is a black man stealing my show."
"She always thought, 'This is mine. I'm Bill's wife, I'm white and this is mine,' Pfleger said in the dramatic sermon, which now has 100,000
hits on YouTube.
"And then out of nowhere came him, Barack Obama. And she said: 'Damn, where did you come from? I'm white, I'm entitled, there's a black man
stealing my show!'"
"She wasn't the only one crying, there was a whole lot of white people crying," said Pfleger, a white Catholic priest.
Obama, seeking to quell the controversy that could provide ammunition to Republican critics, quickly issued a statement on Thursday night.
"As I have traveled this country, I've been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that unites us," he said.
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