Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gay Marriage Divides the Right

Same-sex marriage will almost certainly be legalized in France next year. The left and much of the center support it and have a majority in the AN. But the UMP is deeply divided on the subject and trying to avoid an open split at the party's next congress. 65% of the French favor same-sex marriage and 53% favor adoption by homosexual couples.


Robert Hagedorn said...

Should the anus be used as a sex organ? Google First Scandal. When you get there, go to the top of the page and click on "Can you explain..." Please note: this website you reach will be deleted on November 1, 2012.

Louis said...


"La première page de la Bible a davantage raison qu'un Parlement"

"Chaque génération produit les anticorps dont elle a besoin. Devant une agression microbienne, notre corps sait se défendre. Du point de vue spirituel, c’est pareil."

Monseigneur Barbarin, over here:

A century has done nothing to blunt the ideas of some in the catholic hierarchy over the social place of the Church.

Todd said...

Aside from the fact that the exegesis on the website that Robert mentioned is slightly creepy, what's the point? That a book of mythology written by humans with only vague notions of the workings of the universe should be used to set social policy thousands of years later? It's about time France joined the modern world. Whatever your religious beliefs, you don't have to right to control other people's private lives.

Louis said...

@Todd: Unfortunately, France does not have a monopoly on whacky Christians with backward views on Church and society.

One should also note that what some elements in the Catholic hierarchy are conducting is essentially a lobbying effort. A vocal one, but an isolated, and ultimately hopeless one. How much people were actually there, in the churches, to participate in celebrations linked with the Assomption, and to contribute to André Vingt-Trois' prayer? The numbers would give you an idea of how influential André Vingt-Trois' positions are. Most of "France" has entered the modern world, thank you for your concern.