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France: Gay mayor receives bullets in post after giving interview about equal marriage

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  1. That There Other David 3 May 2013, 1:01pm

    The anti-equality crybabies are so upset they didn’t get their way they’re now showing their true selves.

    I suspect we’ll get a few similar incidents here after the law passes.

  2. I must say, having bought into the idea that the French were generally fairly easy-going about laws in relation to sexuality and equality, it’s quite disturbing to see just how very nasty some of the reactions have been. Indeed, incidents like this one are pretty barbaric and, perhaps surprisingly, a good deal worse than what’s happened over here.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 3 May 2013, 1:26pm

      I never ever bought into the idea of the laissez-faire attitude of the French in regard to sexuality and equality. It was always Paris based. Step outside of Paris and you find yourself in very conservative agrarian areas where catholicism still has its tentacles among the voters. The viciousness was eye-opening though, unparelleled in any equal marriage country thus far. I think it may well have had a sobering effect on UK opponents, especially those of C4M. What is striking is that in spite of it, the French vote last week was huge. Perhaps the outpouring of hate played a part in the final result.

      1. I always felt that the French (huge generalisation of course) were better at recognising the distinction between their own personal views and the value and desirability of equality in legislation. Clearly it was a naive assumption.

  3. Colin (london) 3 May 2013, 1:39pm

    Having tried and succeeded in restructuring French business. i both respect and admire the french attitude mainly….. However good french people…. Be more inclusive and have a better argument than… we are french to everything.

    we too are French in attitude… however how agout equality… hugs french neighbours

  4. Looks like the anti marriage terrorists are becoming more of a threat to French security than Al-quieda .

    1. Jock S. Trap 3 May 2013, 2:28pm

      And yet religion links them both!

  5. Jock S. Trap 3 May 2013, 2:26pm

    Seems to me the religious are their own worst enemies.

    One minute they play the victim and make ridiculous claims they will be criminalised and the next they are sending bullets and gunpowder through the post and making comments about war, just because of fairness being given over marriage.

    They do themselves no favours by their appalling behaviour.

    However we benefit because they are showing their true face…. both of them.

  6. So, will the French be removing the word “Égalité” from their motto, “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” (Liberty, equality, fraternity)? I can only think that they are all so religiously-brainwashed about homosexuality that they have forgotten the defining priciples of their country.

  7. People, like these anti-equality trash are cowardly losers, and like cockroaches, they do their dirty work under cover of darkness or anonymity. Rather than face people head on, they send intimidating letters instead, thinking that their threats will cow the receiver.

    In the U.S., we have a saying-”Put up or shut up”. If you can make threats, you should have the courage to carry them out, face to face, or else simply STFU!

    They know damn well that if they did carry through their threats they’d create a martyr and their group would be declared anathema and hunted down like the dogs that they are.

  8. And the Catholic Church still took sides with these criminals, claiming that it was only a minority of Frenchs that wanted same-sex marriage and that the massive opposition and protests that took place in France against same-sex marriage showed it should not be legalized. All rejoice to receive the good Christian love !!

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