Gonzaga University co-hosted a memorial service earlier this month for the late, former House Speaker Thomas S. Foley, a Gonzaga University graduate, according to Jesuit.org.
Foley was a radical proponent of abortion rights during his 30-year tenure in the House from 1965 to 1995. Among the speakers at the memorial were a series of pro-abortion politicians and pro same-sex marriage supporters.
Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, Wash.—who has voted for embryo-destructive stem cell research, voted against parental notification for minors seeking an abortion, and even voted against making it a crime to harm an unborn child during a crime—spoke at the memorial. Murray also signed on to an amicus brief challenging the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA.
At the service, Sen. Murray called Foley “a statesman in the truest sense of the word.”
Governor Jay Inslee, who voted for partial-birth abortion and voted for human cloning, also spoke at the memorial. Inslee is also a public advocate of same-sex marriage.
Former congressman Norm Dicks, who received a 100 percent rating from NARAL and recently announced his support of same-sex marriage, addressed attendees as well.
Gonzaga president Thayne McCulloh said in a press release that the university was honored to co-host the memorial service with St. Aloysius Church. He stated in the release, “We are privileged to welcome Mrs. Foley, family members, colleagues and admirers of Mr. Foley to campus for this community farewell.”
At the time of Foley’s passing, McCulloh issued a statement calling him “a true American Statesman.”
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