The French Government of Francois Hollande is declaring a silent War on Catholics as it brings in more and more anti-Catholic legislations. (H/T to Eponymous Flower)
On Sunday, tens of thousands of French Catholics took to the streets in Paris and Lyon to demonstrate their strong disagreement with the equality of same-sex partnerships and in support of their view of traditional marriage and family values. Conservatives from all over France participated. Here are photos from Salon Beige, courtesy of Tiberge.
The mass demonstrations, typically ignored by the rest of the international media, attracted the attention of the French Interior Minister, Manuel Valls, who compared the Catholics well represented in the demonstrations, with “Muslim fundamentalists”!! His words were reported in the Tablet – (where else would he get such an anti-Catholic hearing in the Catholic Press?)
If I had my way I would like to say to Mr. Valls something like:
“This reminds you of “Muslim fundamentalism”? Er, sorry Minister, no guns, bombs or blood-letting here; simply tens of thousands of pacific Catholics (most likely representing millions of others who were unable to take part in the march) who value their country’s ancient Faith and everything it stands for and which you seem to have forgotten brought Europe out of the Dark Ages. They (we) do not wish to see it trampled into the dust as you so clearly would like.”
May God Bless France [a.k.a. “Eldest Daughter of the Church”] in her struggle against the forces of Evil. St. Joan of Arc – Pray for us.
Update (5th Feb.): VICTORY! France’s Socialist government have dropped plans to change family law for this year after the huge weekend protests.