What would Jesus do about a third airport for Chicago?
With gospel music blaring and angry picketers shouting, pastors prayed, preached and sprinkled holy water over the site of the proposed airport near Peotone on Saturday morning.
Busloads of people gathered in Monee on Saturday in support of the airport, an event organized by U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and the community groups South Suburban Action Conference and Gamaliel of Metro Chicago.
A simultaneous rally was held nearby by those who oppose the airport. Jackson did not speak with a group of local protesters who attended part of his event.
Jackson’s “Blessing of the Land” rally began outside New Hope Community Church, where Jackson and other pastors fired up the crowd with sermon-like speeches and prayers, punctuated with “amens” and applause from the audience.I wish Jesus would stroll over to Gary Indiana. It has a fine airport, easily expanded, close to Chicago, but outside the hands of Chicago Politicians. That's what Jesus would do. (I'm betting).