memorial controversy
2:15 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Westboro Church Members Threaten to Attend Foley Funeral

The funeral for Former House Speaker Tom Foley in Spokane Friday may get disrupted by a well-known group of publicity seekers. 

The Westboro Baptist Church, long known for protesting military funerals, has posted information on its website that members plan to attend the service. 

The website, which states “the U.S. government was corrupt cesspool of idolatry on Speaker Foley’s watch,” takes him to task for his pro-choice policies. The group has a history of failing to show after making such threats.

The event will be held at St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga University campus in Spokane. The service is open to the public.