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France: Protest Against Gay Marriage Legislation In Paris
rt.Com ^ | 26 May | RT.Com

Posted on 05/26/2013 9:03:30 PM PDT by Cronos

The French capital saw another day of anti-LGBT protests as thousands flocked to central Paris to protest legislation signed on May 18 by President Francoise Holland allowing same-sex marriages. Prior to the rally, police arrested over 50 protesters, RT Reported.

A general view taken on May 26, 2013 partially shows thousands of anti-gay marriage demonstrators gathering at the Invalides square in Paris during a mass protest against a gay marriage law (AFP Photo / Thomas Samson)

A general view taken on May 26, 2013 partially shows thousands of anti-gay marriage demonstrators gathering at the Invalides square in Paris during a mass protest against a gay marriage law (AFP Photo / Thomas Samson)

Nearly 5,000 police took up positions across Paris on Sunday, as up to 200,000 people have been expected to demonstrate in city’s center in four different simultaneous protest marches.

Organizers claimed on Twitter that a million people joined the demonstration. Interior Minister Manuel Valls urged families with children to stay clear of the demonstration route.

Three rallies are headed by the anti-same-sex-marriage movement, while the fourth is led by the traditionalist Catholic lobby group, Civitas. By late afternoon, the protesters were beginning to fill the Invalides esplanade just across the Seine River from the Champs Elysees.

The area around Les Invalides monument was full of opponents of same-sex marriages waving pink and blue flags, while far-right activists hung a banner on the ruling Socialist Party’s headquarters urging President Francois Hollande to quit.

The protesters have been heading from the three points around the city, and the march has reportedly been largely peaceful.

Prior to Sunday’s protest, 50 demonstrators were arrested Saturday evening after chaining themselves to metal barriers in the middle of the Champs Elysées and firing smoke canisters. Police also seized a van carrying masks, banners and smoke bombs.

France’s first-ever gay wedding, between two men, is due to be celebrated on Wednesday in the southern town of Montpellier.


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The Frenchies are protesting - and we aren't?
1 posted on 05/26/2013 9:03:30 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Haven’t been following this.....Why are the French protesting so much? Can’t be religious objection - maybe snobbery (it is, after all called the “English vice”). Whatever the reason, it’s sort of awkward to have the French doing something that has been beat out of us.


2 posted on 05/26/2013 9:08:39 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Cronos

One of the few times I would say “wish I were there”.


3 posted on 05/26/2013 9:11:35 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.
Can’t be religious objection

Well the Civitas group certainly is motivated by that. Can't speak for the others.

4 posted on 05/26/2013 9:13:32 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Cronos

We need to do that here.


5 posted on 05/26/2013 9:18:30 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

It is mainly a religious objection. French Christians are a little more devout than neighbors further north. This is also seen as yet more social engineering by a failed government. The growing youth movement, ‘Generation Identitaire’ is grounded in traditional, Christian values, and seeks to reverse the modern cultural vacuum.

French Christians are very active when they are threatened, much like Christians in Eastern Europe.


6 posted on 05/26/2013 9:22:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Cronos

When 1 + 1 = 3 I’ll support gay marriage. There is an inescapable, natural order to the universe whether liberals want to believe it or not. Scientific principles, similar to those defining human behavior and morality, simply do not cease to exist due to personal opinion or political agenda. Just ask Galileo, Newton, Darwin or Einstein. My opposition to same sex marriage needs no religious basis, although marriage is clearly a religious institution based on a bond between a man and a woman consecrated under God. If progressives want to continue to live on an alternative plane of reality, convince themselves the world really is flat and that a society without boundaries or values will not slide into the abyss of degradation, I’m sure Obamacare will gladly provide, at our cost, those psychotropic prescriptions they so desperately need. Otherwise, gay couples should be thankful civil unions are even an option. That, regardless of their ignorant opposition, is the extent of my tolerance!


7 posted on 05/26/2013 9:58:00 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: Cronos

Thousands. OK

Looks like hundreds of thousands, millions, maybe.

The French refuse to speak any other language than their own, in France. That’s true.

Looking at how we cave and kow tow to the Spanish here will tell you of course they’re better at saying no.

In a word, yes, the French are more courageous than we are.

They are not more courageous than our WWII soldiers were, but they know, and we may as well admit, neither are we.


8 posted on 05/26/2013 9:58:15 PM PDT by stanne (en short on them especialcsly in today's world of politi)
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To: Cronos

When 1 + 1 = 3 I’ll support gay marriage. There is an inescapable, natural order to the universe whether liberals want to believe it or not. Scientific principles, similar to those defining human behavior and morality, simply do not cease to exist due to personal opinion or political agenda. Just ask Galileo, Newton, Darwin or Einstein. My opposition to same sex marriage needs no religious basis, although marriage is clearly a religious institution based on a bond between a man and a woman consecrated under God. If progressives want to continue to live on an alternative plane of reality, convince themselves the world really is flat and that a society without boundaries or values will not slide into the abyss of degradation, I’m sure Obamacare will gladly provide, at our cost, those psychotropic prescriptions they so desperately need. Otherwise, gay couples should be thankful civil unions are even an option. That, regardless of their ignorant opposition, is the extent of my tolerance!


9 posted on 05/26/2013 10:04:54 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: Cronos

Well, that is encouraging.


10 posted on 05/26/2013 10:20:44 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: xuberalles; Viennacon; Some Fat Guy in L.A.; stanne; steve86
Agree with your point except 1 -- let's not fall for their newspeak

I no longer use the term "progressive" to refer to the left. On Huffington (take the fight to the enemy, join me!), I use the term progressive to refer to US, the pro-family, pro-children people.

The leftists, pro-homosexuals are regressive, wanting to regress people backwards to pre-historic morality (or rather immorality) where there is no marriage but random hookups or orgies, where children are killed at a whim

No, the left are NOT progressives, WE are

There is also no such thing as pro-choice. I call it pro-killing-choice or pro-baby-killing

Also, do not use the terms homophobe or Islamophobe -- distrust of either of those groups is not a disease or a mental illness signified by the "phobe"

No, I refuse to use the language that the left forces on us -- if they are "progressive" and "pro-choice", it pushes us as barbarians. So, let's take a vow to stop falling for the left's newspeak.

11 posted on 05/27/2013 12:14:38 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Cronos

Amazing that so many in France have the courage to do this. Don’t forget their socialized lifestyle allows them the time to do this. Here in the US we are concerned with earning a living. Though its hard to know if that were not a factor, would we show the same courage?


12 posted on 05/27/2013 12:26:18 AM PDT by Thidwick
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To: Cronos
Three rallies are headed by the anti-same-sex-marriage movement, while the fourth is led by the traditionalist Catholic lobby group, Civitas. By late afternoon, the protesters were beginning to fill the Invalides esplanade just across the Seine River from the Champs Elysees.

Most, if not all, people know that same sex marriage is nothing more than a transient popular culture. Natural law rules, even if distorted for a short time by heretics.

13 posted on 05/27/2013 2:40:16 AM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: steve86

The protests are mostly about the rights of the child to have one mother and one father. France already has Civil Unions but did not have “gay marriage” nor were such couples allowed to adopt, the new law changes that.


14 posted on 05/27/2013 8:20:54 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Cronos

Amazing that this is happening in France!


15 posted on 05/27/2013 9:10:28 AM PDT by DungeonMaster ( 1Cor 7:21Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it;)
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To: Cronos

BRAVO!!!

(Do we have any French Freepers? I’d sure like to start a FreepMail correspondence...)


16 posted on 05/27/2013 9:32:54 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: lastchance

Thanks for the info.


17 posted on 05/27/2013 9:35:04 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Cronos

pathetic and sad and cowardly for our side to not want to raise these mainstream traditional issues which most support in this country.

Talk radio, hell even some freepers can’t or won’t mention this issue because they’re either cowards, agree with the socialists and their agenda or the usual crap of “well I know a couple of homosexuals and they are nice”

Speak up, call your reps, tell your friends, family and tell them about the military and how rapes on men and women are now at record levels since don’t ask has gone, how the boy scouts were pressured and caved to this agenda and how CA and other places are teaching it in the schools


18 posted on 05/27/2013 10:30:48 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Cronos

same here I refused to use the lefts language because what they want is to use their fancy words and put a nice positive word on their sick twisted agenda,.

They are homosexuals not gay, it’s socialist health care not affordable care act, it’s illegals, not undocumented etc etc etc.

The French fight for family and their children while even some on our side , even some RINO freepers accept this communist socialist agenda.

Hope they’re proud of themselves for refusing to speak out on social issues because all they have done is help to ruin this country


19 posted on 05/27/2013 10:34:13 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: olezip

on my time up in MA I tld a couple of homosexuals they were not married, they might think they are, they can play family but they are not a real family, they are not married and no mater how much the right remains cowards or how much they bully people they will never make myself or my family or others accept them as normal


20 posted on 05/27/2013 10:35:35 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Thidwick

too many in this country care only for their own pockets and power, talk radio some freepers, the GOP, FOX .

How many times did we hear near the election that we should not mention social issues, well damn right we should and we need to pressure the stupid party to stop this nonsense and mention this more, same goes for the likes of Hannity

As we all know people like Hannity will never mention conservative social issues or even this in France.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 10:37:49 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Exactly. We should stop using their words...


22 posted on 05/27/2013 9:22:22 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Cronos; red irish; fastrock; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; Finatic; fellowpatriot; ...
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23 posted on 05/27/2013 9:23:38 PM PDT by narses
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To: xuberalles

I concur; in Nature’s law homosexuality would be fruitless. Under God’s law, it is thought lowly.

Only within the construct of Man’s law can it flourish.


24 posted on 05/27/2013 10:07:51 PM PDT by Bshaw (,A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Cronos
God bless France. String that treasonous government up on Champs Elysee, and dance.

It is possible to destroy a civilization with a stroke of a pen. The French know that, for they have experienced it many times in their history since 1789 and even before. They also know from experience that it takes centuries of efforts to rebuild civilization.

After the first event on January 13, 2013 (one million "white of the white" participants, including many women and children), the March 24 brought together more participants yet. They even ended up occupying a portion of the Champs-Elysees despite the roadblocks set by the National Police and their tear gas.

One would be blind not to see the reality in this mobilization: a mass revolt against the destruction of the family, against the last pillar of our European civilization being shaken. Every child has the right to know where he comes from, who is his father and who is his mother. It is worth remembering that 33 centuries ago, the Trojan War was caused to enforce the union of Achaean king Menelaus and his wife Helen, kidnapped by a Trojan prince. All the kings of the Achaean federation had sworn to protect Helen's marriage to Menelaus. And they united to bring Helen's home. And war was concluded with the destruction of Troy. It became the narrative of the Iliad , the poem at the foundation of our civilization.

The revolt of the mothers

25 posted on 05/28/2013 5:39:18 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Cronos

if we all stopped using the their words and language we are then getting the real parts of their agenda out and we stop them controlling the message.

It amazes me how so many of our side use their words to describe homosexuals affordable care act, undocumented etc.


26 posted on 05/28/2013 8:10:14 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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