The French protest against Gay Marriage and Gay Adoption

Posted by PITHOCRATES - January 13th, 2013

Week in Review

Progressives in America lament the provincial ways of the American Right.  Who they feel are so out of touch.  Stuck in the past.  They wish they were more like the open-minded Europeans.  Who have much more liberal attitudes toward sex.  Drugs.  And gay marriage and gay adoption (see Thousands protest against French president Francois Hollande’s plan to legalise gay marriage by Reuters posted 1/13/2013 on The Times of India).

Several hundred thousand people massed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday to protest against President Francois Hollande’s plan to legalise gay marriage and adoption by June.

Three columns of protesters, waving pink and blue flags showing a father, mother and two children, converged on the landmark from different meeting points in Paris. Many came after long train and bus rides from the provinces…

Strongly backed by the Catholic Church hierarchy, Barjot and groups working with her mobilised church-going families and political conservatives as well as some Muslims, evangelicals and even homosexuals opposed to gay marriage to protest…

“The French are tolerant, but they are deeply attached to the family and the defence of children,” said Daniel Liechti, vice-president of the National Council of French Evangelicals, which urged its members to join the march.

Opponents of gay marriage and adoption, including most faith leaders in France, have argued that the reform would create psychological and social problems for children, which they believe should trump the desire for equal rights for gay adults…

Support for gay marriage in France has slipped by about 10 percentage points to under 55 percent since opponents began speaking out, according to surveys, and fewer than half of those polled recently wanted gays to win adoption rights.

Under this pressure, legislators dropped a plan to also allow lesbians access to artificial insemination.

Organisers insist they are not against gays and lesbians but for the rights of children to have a father and mother.

The audience of the Daily Show will not like this.  They were fine with the French not supporting George W. Bush in some of his war on terror stuff.  Even mocked those who called French fries freedom fries.  But protesting against gay marriage and gay adoption?  That’s just beyond the pale.  Once Jon Stewart makes fun of the French for this his audience will soon be ordering freedom fries instead of French fries.

In all the talk about gay marriage and gay adoption what you hear most about is what’s best for those who want to get married or adopt a child.  Not what’s best for the children.  Which is about the only time the Left is not doing something that is best for the children.  Whether it’s changing the lunch menu at our public schools to banning 2nd and 3rd hand smoke anywhere within a hundred yards of our children to the clamor for gun control.  Everything is always for the children.  Except gay marriage and gay adoption.  That’s for gay adults who want what heterosexual couples have.  Wedded bliss.  And a family.

Whereas in France there are a lot of people who worry about what it may do to the children.  Who are concerned for the children.  Who are fragile and influenced by their environment.  Which is why the Left is constantly trying to protect them.  From cigarette ads.  To violence in movies.  But for some reason they have no concerns of the affects of being raised by gay parents will have on a child.  Who is confused enough with the birds and bees as it is.

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