French Church says gay marriage law just for the few

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ldfrmc wrote:

“It will not be ‘marriage for all’,” the Paris Cardinal said, citing the slogan of the pro-reform campaign, “it will be the marriage of a few imposed on all”.

Two people ask each other, agree, go to city hall and get a marriage license. They don’t have to ask “all.” Nor does their marriage involve or impose anything on “all.” Not even the Cardinal.

Hard to image 4% of current PACS (pacte civil de solidarité)couples who marry will “profoundly affect the equilibrium” of French society.

Cardinal must be worried about losing some church wedding business.

Nov 03, 2012 10:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JosephChrist wrote:

More of the same hysterical scare tactics from self-loathing, unmarried, self-appointed priests.

Nov 03, 2012 11:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ahms wrote:

Organized religion trying to control the lives of others as usual.

Nov 03, 2012 4:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Free_Pacific wrote:

The Cardinal probably likes concepts of Sharia also. Maybe the church should move to Egypt?

Nov 03, 2012 8:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BVal wrote:

Some have said that gay marriage will make society unstable and the numbers of homosexuals will increase and ruin society, now these faith leaders are saying it is only a small percentage of gay people who is “impossing on all”!! My question is : How does two people of the same sex who are in love and are asking for equal treatment imposing on anyone?? Whether you like them, disagree with them, or if your “God” whom you may be misintepreting , do not agree, you are not being asked to marry someone you do not like. No hetersexuals will be affected. The only heterosexuals who are imposed upon are those who wish to discriminate legally such as in race, gender, class, and intellect. Basically it is EGO AND POWER WHICH IS THE REAL ISSUE !!

Nov 04, 2012 4:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
breezinthru wrote:

According to an April 2011 survey conducted for Le Journal du Dimanche, 61% of French people define themselves as Catholic, but only 15% of the population are regular mass-going Catholics.

Perhaps France is only one generation away from 15% of French people defining themselves as Catholics and 4% of them actually attending mass regularly.

Nov 04, 2012 5:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
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