Several hundred thousand due in Paris to protest gay marriage

Jan 12, 2013 Full story: Reuters 19

Several hundred thousand people are expected to march through Paris on Sunday against the planned legalization of same-sex marriage in the first mass protest against the unpopular President Francois Hollande.

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david traversa

Rosario, Argentina

#1 Jan 12, 2013
Several hundred thousand is poor indeed in a country of 62 million people.. At the last pro-gay demonstration the crowd was five or six times larger than what the opposition had been able to gather a few weeks before.. Mademoiselle Frigide is after some free, badly needed publicity, that's all.. She must be "frigid" in more ways than one..
Qwerty26

Lewes, DE

#2 Jan 12, 2013
"Avoiding religious arguments that could put off the secular French, they struck a chord with voters by stressing problems they saw emerging from same-sex marriage rather than letting the government shape the debate as an issue of equal rights only."

Sure would like to see what "problems" they see emerging that were convincing to people.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#3 Jan 13, 2013
Who would have thought there were that many christians left in France! Every time I've visited Notre Dame it was filled with nothing but tourists.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#4 Jan 13, 2013
david traversa wrote:
Several hundred thousand is poor indeed in a country of 62 million people.. At the last pro-gay demonstration the crowd was five or six times larger than what the opposition had been able to gather a few weeks before.. Mademoiselle Frigide is after some free, badly needed publicity, that's all.. She must be "frigid" in more ways than one..
Never minimize your opposition.

People always become more superstitiously conservative during crises.
david traversa

Rosario, Argentina

#5 Jan 13, 2013
Umninimuzi wrote:
Who would have thought there were that many christians left in France! Every time I've visited Notre Dame it was filled with nothing but tourists.
They're not Christians, just rabble-rousers.. The true Christians are on the gays' side..
david traversa

Rosario, Argentina

#6 Jan 13, 2013
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
Never minimize your opposition.
People always become more superstitiously conservative during crises.
It didn't happen that way in the US last November, so why should it happen in France? Of course, anything is possible in this unpredictable world..

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#7 Jan 13, 2013
The greatest obstacle to freedom and equality is religion.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#8 Jan 13, 2013
david traversa wrote:
<quoted text>It didn't happen that way in the US last November, so why should it happen in France? Of course, anything is possible in this unpredictable world..
Lots of factors involved, but YES it did happen that way in the US in 2008 and 2010. Such outbreaks aren't longlived except in their effects. France also has a different cultural background. Here in the US we have yet to introduce our self-styled "nobility" to Dr. Guillotine (and it's unlikely that we ever will), but that doesn't mean that they don't still whip up the peasant army (Moral Majority, Tea Party, etc.) from time to time. This time it was a misdirection distraction away from the culmination of the program to transform them from homeowners to rent serfs.

(btw: Ever see the films "Ridicule" and "Vatel? True stories.)

Since: Mar 09

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#9 Jan 13, 2013
Pablo

Camarate, Portugal

#10 Jan 13, 2013
Way to go France!
david traversa

Rosario, Argentina

#11 Jan 13, 2013
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
Lots of factors involved, but YES it did happen that way in the US in 2008 and 2010. Such outbreaks aren't longlived except in their effects. France also has a different cultural background. Here in the US we have yet to introduce our self-styled "nobility" to Dr. Guillotine (and it's unlikely that we ever will), but that doesn't mean that they don't still whip up the peasant army (Moral Majority, Tea Party, etc.) from time to time. This time it was a misdirection distraction away from the culmination of the program to transform them from homeowners to rent serfs.
(btw: Ever see the films "Ridicule" and "Vatel? True stories.)
Thank you. Well, let's hope there's a counter demonstration, like it happened before..
Pierre

France

#12 Jan 13, 2013
I marched. It was a good showing of people in support of decency!
Pierre

France

#13 Jan 13, 2013
I believe the voice of the people was heard loud and clear in Paris today!
Qwerty26

Lewes, DE

#14 Jan 13, 2013
Brian Brown was there and handed out over 100,000 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches which the attendees devoured in a feeding frenzy.

(Apparently the demonstrators were not the French with which we associate fine dining and good taste.)
david traversa

Rosario, Argentina

#15 Jan 13, 2013
Pierre wrote:
I believe the voice of the people was heard loud and clear in Paris today!
I saw the video as posted by "Le Figaro" and would hardly call that "the voice of the people".. Rather the voice of some people.. Not quite the same thing, is it ? They looked like lost souls in search of a cause and shouted about the "sacredness" of marriage.. Laughable in a country notorious for the menage a trois.. They must have searched every sewer in Paris and provinces to round them up.. A thoroughly low class affair with a dilapidated has-been at the head..
david traversa

Rosario, Argentina

#16 Jan 13, 2013
Qwerty26 wrote:
Brian Brown was there and handed out over 100,000 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches which the attendees devoured in a feeding frenzy.
(Apparently the demonstrators were not the French with which we associate fine dining and good taste.)
You said it! A lot of misguided scum..

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#17 Jan 13, 2013
"Your Majesty! The peasants are revolting!"

"Your point?"
Dan

Omaha, NE

#18 Jan 14, 2013
david traversa wrote:
<quoted text>You said it! A lot of misguided scum..
Keep running them down.

Demonizing the opposition worked so well in California, right?

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#19 Jan 15, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep running them down.
Demonizing the opposition worked so well in California, right?
Yes, it worked very well. Christians actually went from house to house demonizing the gays, lying about them, and intimidating people who knew no better. As a result the christians won Prop 8. But it was just a cheap trick which couldn't last, as subsequent LGBT victories countrywide have shown. DADT overturned by Congress. Prop 8 overturned in the courts. More and more States legalizing marriage equality. The tide is turning against the fundamentalist christians and not even their lying, deceit and demonizing of gays can block LGBT civil rights now!

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