In perhaps the strangest turn in the weirdest story of the year, clergy from Illinois are offering sanctuary to Democrats who fled Wisconsin to avoid upsetting their union overlords, says the Lacrosse Tribune.

Seriously? Could this story get any weirder? I can’t help but think of Quasimodo climbing Notre Dame and yelling “Sanctuary!!!! Sanctuary!!!!”

Except Quasi was trying to save a life. The Dems are just trying to stay elected which they know they can’t do without unions pouring millions into their coffers.

Weasel Zippers reports:

Clergy from Illinois say they will offer sanctuary to Democratic senators who fled Wisconsin Thursday in an effort to stop Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget repair bill.

Catholic, Protestant and Jewish leaders from Wisconsin and Illinois plan a conference call with reporters this afternoon to discuss their support of collective bargaining rights for public employees.

More than 50 religious leaders have signed a letter in opposition to Walker’s plan, which would deny most public employees the right to collective bargaining.

Earlier this week Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki called on lawmakers to “carefully consider the implications of this proposal and evaluate it in terms of its impact on the common good.”

Wow. Just wow.