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French Anti-Gay Marriage Activists to Target Tour de France

Tourpourtous

France's anti-gay marriage activists are not giving up. They have announced they will be targeting the Tour de France to get their message across, The Local reports:

"From June 29th to July 21st, we will have an incredible global visibility  to show our fight against the law," read a statement on a new Facebook page created to inspire protesters to line the 3,360-kilometre route.
 
And while the first stage of the race will get rolling on the island of Corsica, the remaining 20 stages will cover well near every corner of mainland France, offering protestors across the country the chance to snatch a bit of prime-time coverage.
 
Their Facebook page implored would-be demonstrators to send private messages with points on the route they would consider protesting at, giving the impression that the 'Tour Pour Tous' (Tour for all) will try to organize as wide a coverage of the famous event as possible.
 
The page also launched the hashtag #tourpourtous to prompt users on the social media site Twitter to rally to the protesters' defence. By Wednesday, proponents and opponents alike had begun using the keyword to trade jibes.

Anti-gay activists have already targeted the French Open with a flaming protester.

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  1. So, more protests featuring young shirtless men with logos and slogans written across their taut chests and six-pack abs? Masks? Maybe they'll demonstrate some gay sex, you know, just to show us what they DON'T like.

    Very strange, and sexually confusing.

    Posted by: Joe Bua | Jun 12, 2013 11:17:05 AM


  2. Well, of course they're not giving up. And the bigoted goons in this country won't stop either, no more than they have on reproductive choice. And Clement Meric and Mark Carson will not be the last martyrs. Rust never sleeps; these creeps will continue corroding the fabric of society till they destroy it once and for all.

    Posted by: jomicur | Jun 12, 2013 11:43:52 AM


  3. These people are OBSESSED. Marriage equality is law in France. It isn't going to change. What do they think they're accomplishing? All their doing is isolating themselves from more civilized society.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jun 12, 2013 11:44:55 AM


  4. Damn fools. They are pathetic.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Jun 12, 2013 11:56:46 AM


  5. It's just going to take one of these morons to negatively disrupt one of France's most well-known sporting events to become a hated fringe throughout the country. I'll have my popcorn ready.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Jun 12, 2013 12:25:42 PM


  6. OK, I don't understand what they hope to gain. Do they honestly think they are going to repeal the law? Silly people.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Jun 12, 2013 12:41:52 PM


  7. I'd like to think that most of the French see same-sex marriage as a done deal. Time to move on. These protesters are hurting their own cause and will eventually piss off the wrong kind of people (i.e. football fans if they bring their protest to a football game).

    Posted by: KZ | Jun 12, 2013 12:48:12 PM


  8. So they're adopting the Westboro Church approach, eh? Where you majorly piss off pretty much everyone else in your country besides the looniest hardcore believers by making a complete and total a-hole of yourself all the time at respected events?

    Yeah, that's worked so well for Westboro. Terrific strategy there, geniuses.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jun 12, 2013 1:05:39 PM


  9. they will have global visibility so the rest of the world (except maybe Uganda and Russia, and South Carolina.. ) can see how stupid they are.

    Posted by: northoftheborderguy | Jun 12, 2013 1:37:56 PM


  10. Even the Church of England officially gives up the fight. Pope Francis is silent on the UK and French developments. Perhaps they should blame the Church for not doing more.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 12, 2013 1:41:24 PM


  11. They want to shut the barn door after the horses have already run out. Must be some strange aspect of French psychology.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 12, 2013 1:53:57 PM


  12. @northoftheborderguy—my sentiments exactly. This is again the French exercising their constitutional rights to demonstrate but they've gone outside their own rules and even the "ordinary" French citizen is embarrassed and fed up. The far right (FN) has far from majority influence here. I'm just disappointed that more people aren't coming out in opposition to the thugs and idiots. Anyway, as was already noted above, the law is passed, and one thing that is impossible to do (except in a dictatorship) is to give human rights and then take them away.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 12, 2013 2:27:57 PM


  13. They are very tiresome. Spanish bigots assumed reality a lot faster

    Posted by: jjose712 | Jun 12, 2013 3:52:02 PM


  14. And i really really hate the barechest men who called themselves the hommen. They are trying to imitate femmen who are brave women protesting discrimination against women all over the world.
    And they are brave enough to show their faces, not like this bunch of exhibitionist cowards

    Posted by: jjose712 | Jun 12, 2013 3:54:24 PM


  15. Odd that one of the first countries to adopt true democracy and with the national motto of "liberty, equality, fraternity" is still dealing with a$$hats who want second-class citizenship for others. Equality is not just for people like you... it's for EVERYONE! It's why you beheaded your aristocracy.

    Posted by: graphicjack | Jun 12, 2013 5:35:48 PM


  16. If those bags of excrement organized themselves so well to HELP people instead of trying to hurt people.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Jun 12, 2013 9:59:27 PM


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