Burning shirt found hanging on St. Sabina’s doors

| April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Fr. Michael Pfleger says an arson attempt on his church, St. Sabina, Wednesday was a scare tactic, and he will not be deterred from his push to rid the community of gangs and drugs.

According to Chicago police and fire investigators, a burning shirt was spotted hanging on the front door of the church's gymnasium and community center at approximately 2:15 a.m. Wednesday.

A charred door handle is the only damage left behind.

Pfleger, the church's pastor, says he believes a gangs are responsible for the act. He also says this is the third time something similar has happened.

"We've had this twice in the last six weeks to eight weeks, where we've had something," said Pfleger told reporters outside the South Side Catholic church. "The other two times, it was bags of feces that were tied — once to the church door, once to the school door."

"They're kidnapping each other; now, they want to start attacking the house of God," said St. Sabina parishioner Hattie Stokes. "This is our church. This is our Holy Week. We're in preparation for Easter, for the rising of Christ, and it hurts."

On Tuesday, Pfleger denounced gang activity and demanded that the store where a man was killed recently close its doors.

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