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Mass rally in Paris against same-sex ‘marriage’

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Almost one million people gathered in Paris last Sunday (13 January) for a rally against legislation that would introduce same-sex ‘marriage’ in France.

French President Francois Hollande announced his intention to introduce same-sex ‘marriage’ last November, which resulted in a demonstration against the proposal of 100,000 protestors.

Increased opposition

But then what started as a debate about homosexual rights changed to one about a child’s right to a mother and father. The opposition subsequently increased and came to include a number of homosexuals.

The most recent demonstration therefore drew significantly more people, who emphasised the rights of children to have a mother and a father.

Three big marches converged on the Champs de Mars, a large park next to the Eiffel Tower.

“The rights of children trump the right to children,” was the catchphrase of protestors like Jean Marc, a French mayor who is also homosexual.

Jean, who has lived with a man for 20 years said, “The LGBT movement that speaks out in the media...they don’t speak for me. As a society we should not be encouraging this. It’s not biologically natural.”

Demonstrators carried placards with slogans such as: “We don't want your law, Francois” and “Don't touch my civil code”.

Demonstrators speak out

A well known French comedian, Frigide Barjot, led the march. She told French TV that same-sex ‘marriage’ “makes no sense” because of the right of children to a mother and a father.

Xavier Bongibault, an atheist homosexual, is a prominent spokesman against the bill. “In France, marriage is not designed to protect the love between two people. French marriage is specifically designed to provide children with families” he said in an interview.

“The most serious study done so far...demonstrates quite clearly that a child has trouble being raised by gay parents”.

66 year old Jean-Dominique Brunel, a specialist in humanitarian law, told Le Figaro he “was raised by two women” and that he “suffered from the lack of a father, a daily presence, a character and masculine example some counterweight to the relationship of my mother to her lover. I was aware of it at a very early age. I lived that absence of a father, experienced it, as an amputation”.

Comment

Andrea Williams of Christian Concern said: “The French clearly understand that marriage is unique and is the fundamental building block of society.

“They recognize its importance for children and therefore for our future.

“Let’s hope that Francois Hollande listens to the people before rushing through legislation”.

Demonstrations also took place outside French embassies around the world.

France’s National Assembly will take up the bill on January 29.

Sources

Catholic Families and Human Rights Institute

BBC News

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