I mean, how can you survive being raised Catholic without serious repercussions, right?
Former Rep. Mark Foley, under investigation for sending lurid Internet messages to young male Capitol Hill pages, issued a series of revelations from rehab, including a claim that he had been sexually abused as a teen.
Attorney David Roth, speaking on Foley's behalf at a Florida news conference Tuesday, said Foley was molested between ages 13 and 15 by a clergyman. He declined to identify the clergyman or the church, but Foley is Roman Catholic.
Verdict: not guilty by reason of being Catholic! He was abused as a teen, which made him gay? and made him an alcoholic? and made him a pederest? No proof is needed. All you have to do is say you are Catholic, and all bad behavior is exonerated.