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French Organizers of Marriage Marchers Expect Crowds of 350,000; Have Already Rallied Far More Than Opposition

 

LifeSiteNews on the next wave of major national demonstrations in France in favor of protecting marriage:

Organizers of the first nationwide demonstration against same-sex “marriage” in Paris on January 13th say they hope to bring together over 350,000 people. If they succeed, it would make the event one of the most important rallies in the French capital since a giant march in favor of freedom of education in 1984 mobilized over a million people. 

But controversy has broken out in more traditional quarters against the general tone of the “Manif pour tous,” the “demonstration for all.” “Marriage for all” is the slogan French president François Hollande is using to promote the draft same-sex “marriage” law.

So far, pro-marriage demonstrations in France have outnumbered pro-SSM demonstrations by about 209,800 to 178,000.

See the image below -- when they are two numbers, the lower # is from the official police estimate and the higher # is from the organizers:

19 Comments

  1. Randy E King
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Tyrant never concern themselves with the numbers in opposition to; this is what makes them tyrants.

  2. Jeanette Exner
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Well no one ever said civil rights was a popularity contest. If the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 had been put to a popular vote in the Deep South, I think we all know how THAT would've turned out.

  3. Randy E King
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    The Civil Right Act was put to a popular vote; and it needs to be repealed by another popular vote.

    Take the blinders of Jeanette.

  4. Jeanette Exner
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    DEAR RANDY E. KING:

    Just so I understand correctly: Are you saying that businesses SHOULD be allowed to discriminate against people based on their race, religion, or ethnicity if they so choose?

  5. Randy E King
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Businesses should not be mandated to prefer one group over another; nor should they be mandated to affirm the acceptability of human activity.

  6. peter
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Super-majority opinion in France favors ssm. No need to counter-protest to represent that pov. That reality is being overlooked here. France is tiny cpared to the US. Think the size of Texas for perspective.

  7. Son of Adam
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    SS"M" is not a civil right, Jeanette. Neither the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, nor the Constitutional Court of France have confirmed it as such.

  8. Son of Adam
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    This goes to show that there are more people strongly opposed to SS"M" than those strongly in favor of it. And I stress the term 'strongly.' In other words, there are more people who work to defend natural marriage than those who work to redefine it.

  9. M. jones
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    We know that in the upcoming June SCTOUS final decision, the SS"m" movement will be finally over. The end is near and time to think about life when traditional marriage is restored. I think we can forgive the extremists and try to bring them back into the fold, the beauty of children and marriages as it always has been, between one man and one woman.

  10. Randy E King
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    I do not believe we should forgive the extremists that are sitting in our halls of justice under false pretense.

  11. Zack
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    I think it's quite refreshing to know that such a revival of values is starting to spring up around the world.

    @Jeanette

    "businesses SHOULD be allowed to discriminate against people based on their race, religion, or ethnicity if they so choose?"

    A business should be allowed to run their business in accordance with their beliefs. If you disagree with them, then you shop somewhere else. That's how the Free Market works.

  12. Posted December 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    If France is the size of Texas, it certainly has a much larger population (almost 3 times) than Texas. Look at the arid territory of Texas, then look at the land fed by many rivers from the mountains of France to the nearby oceans and the Mediterranean. The total number of demonstrators is considerable for only the main territory of France. Plus, we all thought France had not only capitulated long ago to radical sexual behaviors, but was actually promoting it openly and legally. But i think even France sees that such sexual chaos leads to economic problems and 'everybody for itself' type of impersonal lifestyle. Only in the USA have the demanding minorities been required to state their case for being favored, in logical terms rather than simply in emotional terms.

  13. Mikhail
    Posted December 27, 2012 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    Pro-ssm rallies outdid anti-ssm rallies in protestant Australia, yet same-gender marriage was still defeated. It seems the opposite will happen in catholic France.

    One thing that needs to be noted here is that France was one of the first countries to decriminalise sodomy (in the 1800s long before the U.S), which kinda proves that French people are not anti-gay, just in favour of traditional values. Its "tolerance" but not "acceptance"

  14. Mikhail
    Posted December 27, 2012 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Peter, you cant simply pick and choose which polls you support, yes 60% of Frenchmen support gay marriage, but 60% OPPOSE gay adoption and IVF. So the polls matter when they agree with you but not when they dont?

  15. peter
    Posted December 27, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Mik, I'm simply acknowledging a fact I am aware of. Yes there are other stats which are also being overlooked. I haven't taken sides. Chill out. It's France ...

  16. peter
    Posted December 27, 2012 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    But, btw, what do adoption and IVF have to do with attitudes re ssm anyway? Clearly there's no correlation so why even mention it?

  17. Son of Adam
    Posted December 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    "But, btw, what do adoption and IVF have to do with attitudes re ssm anyway? Clearly there's no correlation so why even mention it?"

    That's just the point, peter. Redefining marriage banishes children from all relevance to marriage and makes their needs and upbringing secondary to the wants and desires of adults. And that's harmful to kids.

  18. Mikhail
    Posted December 28, 2012 at 3:32 am | Permalink

    Well the socialists r bringing in IVF and adoption not just ssm. Some French MPs have suggested bringing in SSM without the adoption but like civil unions, that is not an acceptable compromise for the radical homosexual lobby

  19. Posted December 30, 2012 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    Its "tolerance" but not "acceptance" in France
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    Actually, in France, it's forced homosexuality ideology down everyone's throats. It is largely illegal in France to publicly criticize homosexuality or to question its normalization. See the persecution of Christian Vanneste as a vivid example.