Billboard calls for Finn to resign
A billboard on south Interstate 35 just past Armour Road spells out a blunt message: “For the good of the people Bishop Finn must RESIGN!”
The sign also highlights an online petition that has been circulating for a month, calling for Bishop Robert Finn’s resignation.
The Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese declined to comment on the billboard or the petition. And the man who organized the petition drive said he had nothing to do with the sign.
“I was really surprised, but I have no idea who paid for it,” Jeff Weis said of the message, which is among a series of ads displayed in cycles on the electronic billboard.
And the chairwoman of a national group that held a news conference in Kansas City last month to call for Finn’s resignation said Thursday that “we as an organization did not put it up.”
However, said Kristine Ward, of the National Survivor Advocates Coalition, “We have been talking with supporters there about billboards.”
Weis started the petition last month after Finn was found guil...
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