NOM BLOG

American Observer Brought to Tears Witnessing Hundreds of Thousands March for Marriage in France (Includes Photos)

 

The Blaze:

Sandy Glass from Naperville, Illinois, was in Paris and witnessed the parade unexpectedly, telling TheBlaze she and her husband estimated more than 250,000 people were present.

“It brought tears to our eyes,” Glass, a conservative and Glenn Beck fan, said in a phone interview.

“We go to France a lot and thought it was another left wing protest,” she said later, recalling that last year they found themselves in the middle of a Socialist rally.

When they followed the noise and witnessed what she described as “pro-family” signs, Glass said she realized “oh, we’re not the only ‘crazy’ ones,” explaining that it is “sometimes very difficult to be on the right in America."

Here are some photos showing the scale of the demonstration:

paris1

paris2

paris3

paris4

9 Comments

  1. John
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    One common popular myth is that homosexuality must be either a simple choice or be innate. What is lost in this is that individual behavior evolves over time. Humans are adaptable animals that often experiment with their behavior and their environments, and when the experiment leads to positive feedback they become more inclined to try the behavior again. Now, an individual may have more potential to receive more positive feedback from behavior B than behavior A, but if the individual tries behavior A first and receives positive feedback, the individual might never try B or might try B with a negative attitude ensuring negative feedback, maybe even on the basis of a conclusion that the individual is of a type that only enjoys A.

    Considering that the rate of lesbianism among young women has been doubling about every 10 years for the past few decades, it is obvious that social acceptance has a large effect on its frequency, and the acceptance of same-sex marriage will greatly increase perceptions of its acceptance. This is troubling for a variety of reasons. For one, since women control reproduction, women still can have children if they become lesbians while it is very difficult for men to have children when they become gay. Combined with the negative health consequences of male homosexuality, this creates a likelihood that many more women will be attracted to lesbianism than men will be attracted to homosexuality, creating a wide gap between the number of straight men and women, leading to a large percentage of lonely, frustrated, and bitter, and likely mentally unstable, straight men, which could great destabilize our society.

    Furthermore, it seems quite likely that rules promoting heterosexuality, which appeared in the great majority of successful societies throughout history throughout the world, did not just ensure sufficient reproduction to keep the society going, but also had to do with increasing productivity, social harmony, and stability that results from the interconnectedness created by men feeling attracted to women generally and women to men generally throughout the society.

  2. Randy E King
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Big Brother reports the numbers to be tens-of-thousands and asks: "who are you going to believe; me, or your own damn lying eyes?"

  3. Posted May 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Vive la difference!

  4. B DeCicco
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Very telling, that this would happen in "secular and liberal" France. There is a hidden counter current which has awakened like a slumbering giant.

  5. Jane
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Someone has to march for God's truth about marriage and what is best for children. Viva La France

  6. Ash
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely amazing. Look at all those marriage supporters!

  7. G Richardson
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Will we see these images promoted via mainstream media? Definitely not. They want to only promote the narrative that the entire world is for gay marriage.

  8. Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful photos! Thanks

  9. Posted May 30, 2013 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Magnificent photos!

    It's great that NOM gives attention to groups in other countries and fosters an international defense of marriage.