According to a press release, they will be protesting because of Foley’s pro-choice views and his Catholic faith.
The church, based out of Topeka, Kansas, stated in the release, “The United States government was a corrupt cesspool of idolatry on former Speaker of the House Tom Foley’s watch!…The people of this doomed nation have the smiting rod of God across your backs in the form of corrupt leaders such as Tom Foley.”
The service for Foley will be held 11 a.m., Friday at St. Aloysius Church.
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
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