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Letter Containing Gunpowder and Gay Marriage Threat Sent to Head of French Parliament

The head of French parliament is being terrorized over the coming gay marriage vote on Tuesday, The Local reports:

BartoloneClaude Bartolone, the Socialist president of France’s Assemblée Nationale (lower house of parliament) on Monday received a threatening letter containing gunpowder and demanding he defer a parliamentary vote, expected to definitively legalize gay marriage on Tuesday.

The one-page letter, signed by “an intermediary of law enforcement,” warns Bartolone that “our methods are more radical and more swift than protests”, according to French magazine L’Express.

The document concludes with the statement “You wanted war, and you’ve got it.”

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  1. The christians are at it again.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Apr 22, 2013 7:23:05 AM

  2. Killing in the name of Jesus. He would be appalled.

    Posted by: Clayton | Apr 22, 2013 8:25:50 AM

  3. That is what NOM enables. terrorists.

    Posted by: RMc | Apr 22, 2013 8:51:19 AM

  4. Really can't wait for the Rapture, so all those good xtians can fly the f*ck out of here & the rest of us can live in peace & unity!

    Posted by: Binaural | Apr 22, 2013 10:17:05 AM

  5. That's it, christians. Keep it classy.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 22, 2013 10:31:23 AM

  6. There is no evidence that this was from a "Christian." The logical leaps some of you make are patently absurd and undermines any ounce of credibility you might otherwise have.

    Posted by: Jake | Apr 22, 2013 10:35:08 AM

  7. National Organization for Marriage is cheerleading these terrorists.

    Posted by: Clarknt67 | Apr 22, 2013 10:55:56 AM

  8. Jake, you're right, but there is circumstantial evidence in play here, which is that hate crimes have risen over 30% in France, and all due to the marriage bill and conservative Catholics and other denominations as well as NOM stoking up the flames and telling their hateful followers to attack French gays as means to protest. At the end of the day the religious fundamentalists in France said that they were going to promote this and support these hate crimes.

    Dangerous times in France.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Apr 22, 2013 11:02:39 AM

  9. Not really a good time to be defending Christian fundamentalism. I'd say they can speak up and defend themselves.

    Posted by: Clarknt67 | Apr 22, 2013 11:14:47 AM

  10. Whoa, @Jake. Patently absurd? *Any* ounce of credibility? I think you may be overstating the degree of the leap people are making. Or maybe I don't know what you mean when you say patently absurd. Perhaps you could arrange the following beliefs in order from most immanently reasonable to most patently absurd, as you see it:

    - virgin birth
    - a wooden boat that holds two of every species on earth
    - an anonymous threatening letter was simply a Christian reiterating threats that Christians have been making.


    Posted by: JJ | Apr 22, 2013 3:41:08 PM

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