11-04-2012, 07:41 PM
This reminds me of a Star Trek episode....
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Aboard the Enterprise, watching NCIS reruns!
The French are planning to legalize gay marriage.
But - now the Church is up in arms about it and encouraging people to take to the streets to protest.
French left hits back at Church over same-sex marriage | Reuters
"I'm shocked by this attitude which I think is a kind of return to a fundamentalism that I find problematic," Jean-Marie Le Guen, Socialist senator from Paris, said of Vingt-Trois's speech to bishops in the pilgrimage town of Lourdes.
Party spokesman David Assouline said it was not the Church's role "to oppose the will of the legislature, especially concerning civil marriage in a secular republic."
In his Lourdes speech, Vingt-Trois, who is head of the bishops' conference, said legalizing same-sex marriage would profoundly affect the equilibrium of French society and harm children who would grow up without a father and a mother.
"It will not be 'marriage for all'," he said, citing the slogan of campaign for gay matrimony, "it will be the marriage of a few imposed on all".
I completely agree with the bolded part - for THIS country too...
But wait, they're going to force everyone to marry gays??? And children harmed without a mother and father? Surely he meant "without a woman and a man" and how bad of an insult is this to single parents?
What an idiot.
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