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Did Nancy Pelosi's Church Ask Her to Leave Until She 'Finds God'?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

Published Oct 25, 2019

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's church asked her to leave until she "finds God and gets help."

On Oct. 25, 2019, the website Bustatroll published an article positing that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been asked to leave by her church until she "finds God."

Nancy Pelosi’s Church Asks Her To Leave Until She ‘Finds God and Gets Help’

The Archbishop of San Fransisco had to personally call on Nancy Pelosi at her home today to ask her to not come to church anymore. The decision, which was made by the local diocese but approved by Papal Decree from Rome, is a step short of excommunication.

Archbishop Art Tubolls released this statement:

“Until Nancy can get her demons under control and stop drinking, she isn’t welcome in the Lord’s house. Last week she fell asleep and vomited all over Mrs. Kensington. The week before that she wore a pantsuit with no pants and it wasn’t long before that we were having her driven home after a fist fight at the Prayer Breakfast.

How does a person even get that drunk at 7 AM?

We’re praying she gets the help she needs.”

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