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70 Anti-Gay Marriage Protesters Arrested in Paris for Trying to Set Up Campsite Outside National Assembly

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French police today arrested approximately 70 anti-gay activists today as they tried to set up camp outside the National Assembly in advance of a final April 23 vote on marriage equality, Reuters reports:

Around 70 people were arrested early on Monday and placed in custody after they tried to set up a campsite outside the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, near the banks of the Seine river, a police official said.

Another 19 protesters were stopped by police for identity checks late on Sunday as they waited for Interior Minister Manuel Valls to leave a concert hall in the capital.

Violent rhetoric by anti-gay groups is being ratcheted up in advance of the vote, with one anti-gay leader declaring blood would be spilled should the legislature vote for equality.

The April 23 date is a new one, weeks earlier than initially planned.

Watch a Christian World News report on the marriage debate in France, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The Christian Network needs to go to journalism school.
    First, the mariage equality law is not passing despite the opposition of gay groups. Two puppet gay associations, one called Plus Gay Sand Mariage and Homovox have billed themselves as gays against marriage equality, but the first is not even a registered association, with it's gay leader, Xavier Bongibault, a right wing nobody who's being used by the anti-equality groups to show that they have support of gay groups and aren't homosexual. Secondly, Homovox has exactly 13 French gays (and no lesbians) against the law. Not what you would call gay support.
    Secondly, the "Christians" praying in the street (which is actually illegal in France) are an extreme Catholic group, way outside the mainstream lead by Alain Escada, A Belgian national who is 40 years old and single, even though he preached non-stop that his followers should be marriage and have lots of children. Alain Escada was very close to the right wing Nazi party in Belgian.
    This is terrible journalism, actually I'm not sure it can even be called journalism.

    Posted by: noonie | Apr 15, 2013 12:56:18 PM


  2. *With corrections, sorry*

    The Christian Network needs to go to journalism school.
    First, the mariage equality law is not passing despite the opposition of gay groups. Two puppet gay associations, one called Plus Gay Sans Mariage and Homovox have billed themselves as gays against marriage equality, but the first is not even a registered association, with it's gay leader, Xavier Bongibault, a right wing nobody who's being used by the anti-equality groups to show that they have support of gay groups and aren't homophobic. Secondly, Homovox has exactly 13 French gays (and no lesbians) against the law. Not what you would call gay support. One of the outspoken gays is an American called "Bobby."
    Secondly, the "Christians" praying in the street during the clip (which is actually illegal in France) are an extreme Catholic group called the Civitas Institute, who are way outside the mainstream. It's a group lead by Alain Escada, A Belgian national who is 40 years old and single, even though he preaches non-stop that his followers should be marriage and have lots of children. Alain Escada was very close to the right wing Nazi party in Belgian.

    Posted by: noonie | Apr 15, 2013 12:58:49 PM


  3. Christians are evil.

    Posted by: Tookie | Apr 15, 2013 1:00:37 PM


  4. Christianity and Catholicism and their violence at it again. Organized religion....doing what it does best: being corrupt, a danger to society and militant.

    Posted by: Duration & Convexity | Apr 15, 2013 1:01:30 PM


  5. Yay, isn't religion just great??
    (sarcasm)

    Posted by: Steve-ATL | Apr 15, 2013 1:01:54 PM


  6. The best thing to happen in my life was becoming an atheist. Truly, the day I became ALIVE again and didn't adhere to the slavery that is organized religion.

    Posted by: DREW | Apr 15, 2013 1:03:26 PM


  7. Why are the French people so backward? I've avoided Paris in recent years, as the social culture there seems stuck in prior centuries. The French government has been primarily conservative for years, and the country has just slid into an abyss of stupidity....

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Apr 15, 2013 2:29:59 PM


  8. Christians aren't necessarily evil, but their religion is (hate the sin, love the sinner in reverse). But right wing fanatics aren't religious, they're just right-wing fanatics wearing a wig and high heels. Just out of a sense of proportion has there been any reports of rallies against, say, Prop 8 or DOMA or ENDA that were violent; where straight people were beat up? Just curious; because I'm getting the vibe that far right conservatives are really vicious criminals and murderous dictates...and moderate conservatives are their enablers.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Apr 15, 2013 2:31:18 PM


  9. Religious hateful imbeciles.

    Posted by: Miguel | Apr 16, 2013 10:10:58 AM


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