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France: Far-right leader pays tribute to anti-gay historian who shot himself dead over equal marriage

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  1. She should follow his example ! The world would be a better place

    1. DJ Wynyard 22 May 2013, 3:55pm

      I was going to say the same thing that Carlos said but he beat me to the punch. Thank you, Carlos.

  2. That There Other David 22 May 2013, 3:57pm

    That crazy fool honestly believed he spoke for some silent majority didn’t he? What did he think his suicide would do, ignite the French equivalent of the Arab Spring?

    These people need to accept that they are the ones out of step with public opinion, not the politicians extending marriage laws. Suicide is too extreme an action because you can’t bear to live in a fairer world. Mad.

  3. One down, shame there is so many more bigots to go!

  4. GulliverUK 22 May 2013, 4:04pm

    If their opinions had any reasoning behind them perhaps it would have meant something but a) equal marriage is supported by the majority and only applies to people who are gay, so I’m assuming it’s the same 6% or so as here. And b) I’m struggling to see how the whole of France could suddenly turn in to an Islamic state given the population following Islam is very small, and many young people brought up following Islam don’t tend to practice it afterwards but instead want to integrate, and given this how could a small number of people within a small population who follow Islam, change the law for the whole country. They couldn’t, and most Muslims living in France wouldn’t want it to become an Islamic state. We get the same nonsense here.

    They really haven’t thought this through. Marriage is passed, get over it already. But, this does show France still has a very real problem with the far-right – we just mock ours :)

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 22 May 2013, 4:39pm

      I think the French far-right are a lot more violence prone than our own equivalents. Racism is also a lot more prevalent in France than the UK. Breeding ground for the far right. It’s what drives xenophobic UKIP/BNP’s policies.

  5. Michael Barber 22 May 2013, 4:11pm

    Desperate religious fanatics should all follow his example and leave the rest of us in peace.

    1. That There Other David 22 May 2013, 4:19pm

      I sincerely hope not. Once they decide to start committing suicide for a cause it doesn’t take much of a logical leap before they decide to take others with them too. It doesn’t take a genius to work out what happens next.

      1. I was thinking that too, I don’t think it’s absurd to suggest that others would be inspired by Breivik. Dominique Venner was very much into weapons, mixed with his far right beliefs it could have been potentially devastating for others.

  6. And he thought that his death would outweigh the deaths of hundreds of LGBT people caused by hatred and discrimination?

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 22 May 2013, 4:35pm

    Am surprised there hasn’t been any reaction by C4M/CI, Christian Concern, SPUC, Anglican Mainstream. Surely, they must agree with this vile creature Le Pen? Ann Widdecombe, Sharon James, Colin Hart, Burrows, Loughton, Bone, Howarth et al volunteering to do the same in St. Paul’s, Westmister Abbey, Westminster Cathedral in solidarity with their French colleagues across the channel?

    What a sick woman Marine Le Pen is, just like her father.

    How many god botherers stood outside of Parliament during the vote? Anybody know?

    1. Now that’s an interesting question. Have any of the above or other Christian Rightists been seen in the vicinity of the British National Party or have past embarrassing joint ventures with points to the extreme right of the British political spectrum?

  8. Jock S. Trap 22 May 2013, 4:43pm

    It’s a shame some people cannot accept humanity and society progressing.

    I’m thankful that the majority aren’t as bitter and twisted as these people who wish to stop people progressing at every turn.

  9. C – U – N – T

  10. Well unfortunately suicide is a major no no if you want to go to heaven, even if you do it in your imaginary friends house.

  11. The “silent majority” is really a rather noisy minority. I like many was appalled when the National Front received 17% of the vote, this woman has clearly been brainwashed by her racist, homophobic and Anti-Semitic father. It’s also true that the National Front make excuses for the Nazi occupation of France

    The far right are scum.

    1. Ok, so quite a few on the so-called ‘far right’ might not be totally

      appreciative of gays but at least they won’t murder you like the Islamic lot probably will should they ever gain power in this country (their population is growing very fast and without any end in sight)

      So, what is worse, outright murder and beheading as suffered by that poor soldier yesterday under the munificent rule of Allah or fairly mild disapproval from the ‘far right’?

  12. Both the man who killed himself and this fascist woman were/are demented egotistical loons.

    1. Both of them disgust me.

  13. Har Davids 22 May 2013, 7:20pm

    So this is a wake-up call for France, but what are the French expected to do now? Commit mass-suicide to show they agree with Monsieur Venner, or take to the streets to have a pogrom, aimed at the gay community, with a Kristallnacht, during which gay-looking shops are vandalized? If someone is willing to die for some cause, the least he can do is leave some clear instructions. Now it just seems a bit …….. stupid?

  14. When Madonna depicted this woman with a Nazi symbol on her head during her MDNA tour, she hit the nail on the head. A very dangerous woman with unfortunately a lot of dangerous followers.

  15. Not surprising, considering how closely the neofascist French National Front was involved with the “Manif Pour Tous” antigay pressure group. For example, “Frigide Barjot,” MPT’s leader, has prior close associations with the FN and other French neofascist organisations.

  16. friday jones 23 May 2013, 1:04am

    One asshole from the majority population committing suicide doesn’t quite compare to thousands of members of a small minority of the population committing suicide over the same issue. What about all the thousands of gay and trans people who have committed suicide because society treats them like garbage? I stand on the side of history that favors rectifying society’s past mistakes with regards to LGBT rights. Ms. LePen apparently is standing on the wrong side of history.

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