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Alderman: Mayor’s Office Bans Parking On
Ravenswood Streets Near Church That Plans To
Hold Sunday Services

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Posted By: AltaD, 5/17/2020 8:09:30 AM

People heading to Philadelphia Romanian Church in Ravenswood on Sunday might have a hard time finding a parking spot. (Snip) The church’s pastor, the Rev. Florin T. Cimpean, took aim at Mayor Lori Lightfoot in response to the parking ban. “The police called me to inform us that they were asked by the mayor to put up the signs. It is completely ridiculous,” Cimpean said in the statement. “The mayor is inciting hate against the church which is very sad. A lot of our members risked their lives to escape Communism, only to find it germinating in 2020 under mayor Lightfoot in Chicago.”


She'll do anything to prevent Christians from attending Sunday services.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: pc1eszm 5/17/2020 8:22:10 AM (No. 413440)
Anyone who watches “Parking Wars” knows what a ordeal the people who have their cars ticketed, booted & towed for illegal parking in Philly will have to endure to get their cars back. This action is beyond dirty. Where’s the ACLU when you need them? Oh, wait...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 5/17/2020 8:23:23 AM (No. 413443)
I don't know what the answer is, but peaceful protests, editorials, and complaints to the media aren't working.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heraclitus 5/17/2020 8:34:06 AM (No. 413452)
What the Pastor needs to do is assert his and his parishioners' need to tend to their "personal hygiene" because they take it very, very seriously, and Church is where they choose, I mean NEED, to have it done. Chicago is a mean and nasty place. Windy City? A city full of windbags.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Daisymay 5/17/2020 8:35:26 AM (No. 413454)
I have a hard time feeling sympathy for these folks in Chicago. THEY voted in this horrible Mayor! They keep on voting in Democrats who are only interested in taking care of themselves and have no interest of doing what is best for those who put them in office. But, they keep doing it again and again. So, so sorry, you reap what you sow!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 5/17/2020 8:36:40 AM (No. 413456)
Mayor Heavyhand.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jean123 5/17/2020 8:43:31 AM (No. 413463)
That is just breathtakingly evil! Maybe the pastor should ask Costco if he could hold his services there since “congregating” at Costco somehow seems to impart magical protection.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: wakeupcall 5/17/2020 8:45:34 AM (No. 413465)
All voting are Marxist Communist whether they admit to themselves they are or not. Marxist Communism is what their DNC stands for, and has a copy of the agenda of the Communist Party of America as their agenda.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Felixed 5/17/2020 8:52:13 AM (No. 413477)
What's to be said of ANY police man or woman who A) would be a party to posting such signs and/or B) be a party to booting/towing or ticketing cars of church-goers? Ahhhh, you say... they were "only following orders".
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Reply 9 - Posted by: seamusm 5/17/2020 8:53:46 AM (No. 413478)
I for one am sick of Chicagoans (my birthplace) whining about their government yet repeatedly electing the same Democrats who work tirelessly to destroy their city. Please shut up until you elect someone else.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative 5/17/2020 8:57:59 AM (No. 413487)
Hear! Hear! No lawyers among the congregants?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DCGIRL 5/17/2020 9:20:11 AM (No. 413506)
Keep it up Democrats and you will never win another election. Lightfoot, if you run again, you would not be elected as dog catcher.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TJ54 5/17/2020 9:20:29 AM (No. 413507)
The mayor is a "r u g m u n c h e r"
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Maggie2u 5/17/2020 9:29:23 AM (No. 413515)
The streets aren't closed, right? Then the drivers drop off their passengers in front of the church. Park a few streets away. Of course, some parishioners might not be able to walk a distance but maybe they could get friends to take them to church and drop them off.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 5/17/2020 9:33:17 AM (No. 413518)
We have asked this question often lately but how do people like her get elected in the first place? I realize that black, female and lesbian are bonus points for politicians these days but doesn't there have to be something underneath that also qualifies them for office? Between making Jussie Smollett a saint and making the working people of Chicago criminals, I see no leadership ability there.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: padiva 5/17/2020 9:35:44 AM (No. 413523)
Are the mosques open?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Mushroom 5/17/2020 9:55:29 AM (No. 413547)
Seems to me this is a 1st Amendment issue. What other purpose can the mayor's office provide for road closures?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: janjan 5/17/2020 10:28:02 AM (No. 413572)
The community should get together to carpool these church members so they can have their service with no one parked anywhere. If you can’t overcome an obstacle go around it.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: sciteach 5/17/2020 10:46:53 AM (No. 413597)
Miss HeavyFoot is an avowed Communist. But what does one expect from the idiots who live in Chicago?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Chuzzles 5/17/2020 10:49:30 AM (No. 413598)
I believe this is in Chicago #1. Philadelphia refers to an era of the Christian church, not the location. Lightfoot aka Mayor Beetlejuice, is a nasty Christian attacking woman. #6 has an interesting idea. lol
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Reply 20 - Posted by: msjena 5/17/2020 10:55:17 AM (No. 413604)
This is a blatant violation of the First Amendment. Where are the courts on this? BTW, not everyone in Chicago voted for Lightfoot. There was no Republican candidate, so those who opposed her just didn’t vote.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/17/2020 3:33:59 PM (No. 413905)
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Geoman 5/17/2020 4:09:57 PM (No. 413930)
When states and municipalities violate the Constitution, the federal government is supposed to step in to ensure the natural rights of its citizens. Justice at the federal level is too media driven. If the mayor of Little Rock was effectively shutting down streets around Black churches and mosques, imagine what the federal response would be in contrast to what Chicago's mayor is doing to a largely White congregation, the "optics" of which must be tolerable to the current administration.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Folsomguy 5/17/2020 6:19:14 PM (No. 413998)
#3 It has always been my understanding that's exactly how it got it's name. Windbag politicians.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/17/2020 9:23:25 PM (No. 414125)
We had a mayor in our city several years back that started acting like a dictator...We took care of his problem by delivering a ton of trash to his front door!
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