Hundreds of thousands protested President Francois Hollande's plan to legalize homosexual "marriage" and adoption by marching on the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday.
"The French are tolerant, but they are deeply attached to the family and the defense of children," said Daniel Liechti, vice-president of the National Council of French Evangelicals.
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.
Hollande has pledged to push through the law with his Socialists' parliamentary majority but the opponents' campaign has dented public support and forced deputies to put off a plan to allow lesbian couples access to artificial insemination.
Champ de Mars park at the Eiffel Tower was packed, but turnout estimates varied widely. Organizers claimed a million people had protested, while police put the number at 340,000, high even in protest-prone France.
According to the numbers, support for homosexual "marriage" has slipped 10 percentage points. The numbers for those who approve of homosexuals adopting children are even less.
The Associated Press reports,
“This law is going to lead to a change of civilization that we don’t want,” said Philippe Javaloyes, a literature teacher who bused in with 300 people from Franche Comte. “We have nothing against different ways of living, but we think that a child must grow up with a mother and a father.”
Public opposition spearheaded by religious leaders has chipped away at the popularity of Hollande’s plan in recent months. About 52 per cent of French favour legalizing gay marriage, according to a survey released Sunday, down from as high as 65 per cent in August.
French civil unions, allowed since 1999, are at least as popular among heterosexuals as among gay and lesbian couples. But that law has no provisions for adoption or assisted reproduction, which are at the heart of the latest debate.
People need to stand up against this kind of perversion. You have a right to speak out against it and you can see that even in France, there are hundreds of thousands who will stand against homosexuality and the government wanting to put children in the hands of those who practice such perversion. We need to stand against such things here in America. Don't lose hope.
When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
May the True and Living God raise up a standard in America through strong and courageous men and women who will stand for the truth and their moral conviction that will oppose the evil that would come against our land and may He continue to strengthen those in France as they fight the good fight against these evils.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.