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French anti-gay activist suggests violence in reaction to marriage bill

Saturday, April 13, 2013

PARIS — Anti-gay marriage activists in France went on the attack Friday, firing off violent rhetoric following passage of a marriage equality bill in the French Senate.

French comic Frigide Barjot, leader of the Manif pour tous (Demo for all), France’s mainstream anti-gay marriage movement, reacted angrily on Friday after the French government announced it would bring forward to next Wednesday the National Assembly’s final hearing on a bill which would legalize gay marriage in France, reported The Local.

Frigide Barjot (Translation: “All born from a man and a woman.”


“This is a disgrace. The French people don’t want this law, and what do they do? They speed up its passage. (French President Francois) Hollande wants blood, and he will get it,” Barjot was quoted as saying by France’s TF1, adding “We live in a dictatorship. The President of the Republic has guillotined us.”

Centre-right UMP deputy Christian Jacob joined the fray, saying in a statement that by accelerating the bill’s now almost certain passage into law, “the President of the Republic is risking a violent confrontation with the French people.”

Fellow UMP deputy Hervé Mariton denounced the move as “an incitement to civil war.”

Earlier in the week, Barjot insisted the anti-gay marriage movement is opposed to violence.

Earlier in the week, gay rights activists pointed to last weekend’s attack on a gay couple in Paris as evidence of their claim that homophobic acts have tripled nationwide over opposition to the marriage equality law.

Wilfred De Bruijn was beaten unconscious near his home early Sunday in central Paris, sustaining five fractures in his head and face, abrasions and a lost tooth.

Barjot has previously insisted the anti-gay marriage movement is opposed to violence.

President Francois Hollande made legalizing same-sex marriage one of the planks in his 60-point program on the way to winning the presidency last May over conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

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  1. well well well.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:49pm
  2. Then arrest the ugly fucking cunt on charges of inciting violence.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:50pm
  3. I suggest a bag for her face

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:50pm
  4. Delusional activist she is

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:50pm
  5. blah blah blah

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:51pm
  6. Why is it that righties so often threaten violence when things do not go their way & their hate, intolerance & selfish philosiphies are repudiated by the majority?

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:53pm
  7. oh look, yet another pack of apes who communicate by smashing each other in the face in response to a way of life they will never partake in.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:53pm
  8. In France, we want to go in jail !!!!!! NOW !!!

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:55pm
  9. Let her roll out the guillotine. Maybe she’ll cut off her own tongue.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:56pm
  10. sick people, that kind of hate mongering should lamd her in jail until she can get a psych evaluation.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:58pm
  11. Gawd, you would think France would cherish FREEDOM more than any other country

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:59pm
  12. I love how her name is Frigid(e).

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:59pm
  13. oh yeah? give the bitch what she wants

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:00pm
  14. This manly looking woman has no right to speak for the people of a country.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:07pm
  15. In the story of the 1st 2 brothers, 1 killed the other, pretty sure they weren’t gonna marry each other. Where does this bitch get here information? She should ask God for a refund. Ugly as hell.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:07pm
  16. Delusion and indoctrination at its finest, for one to truly believe that LGBTQ freedom is equal in definition to a dictatorship. This kind of violent homophobia is an evil that needs to be stopped. Everyone is allowed to have their beliefs and opinions, but as the quote goes, “Giving someone else equal rights does not infringe or take away rights from you. It just makes it illegal to enforce your prejudice and hate.” If they truly believe that they can find security and liberation in strict standards, fine. Just keep it away from everyone else. If liberation for them is equal to keeping everyone else in the same chains, they don’t have a strong enough understanding of the world’s infinite complexities to justify what they do. Nobody should be allowed to hurt people because of beliefs and differences. Unfortunately, there are masses of people who cannot function without their fear and hatred. It makes me sad to think about what might have made them that way. I wish we could all just be happy and love one another. Be good and be safe, everyone! <3

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:14pm
  17. For someone against gay marriage, she looks like a dude.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:17pm
  18. Ugh. What the hell is wrong with these people?

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:17pm
  19. part of the reason i lose faith in humanity…-_-

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:31pm
  20. they keep pushing and pushing they better remember what happened at stonewall. at some point the patience is going to wear off and some queen is going to start swinging.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:42pm
  21. this woman is a good example of why you need a personal security plan if you are one of the discriminated class of people – do not let the violence from black civil rights happen again – history does repeat

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:53pm
  22. Right. They’ll take to the streets and bash gays if they don’t have their way. After all, it’s the Christian thing to do.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:55pm
  23. I say send her a friendly message :)

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:00pm
  24. Its fanatical Christian and Muslims that will do it. Sadly there will be riots in France soon.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:03pm
  25. So many hateful, evil, sick people. Disgusting.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:08pm
  26. Knowing France, she(he?)’s probably behind bars by now, LOL

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:28pm
  27. My “I’m over it” comment… Gays need to start packin heat. I’ll be completing my conceal carry permit within the month. Let’s see some bashing now, mutha f*ckas. Bashing a queer may just be the last damn thing you do. How ’bout that on your tombstone? “He thought he could smash the little nellie ’til little nellie pulled a 45.”

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:34pm
  28. so, does that mean we as homosexuals can gang up on straight people and bash them and it would be ok?

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:35pm
  29. What a violent agenda she has

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:43pm
  30. Stone them!!

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:47pm
  31. I’m with Jay. Gaybashers view the LGBT community as easy prey and unfortunately they are right. Many in our community rely on hate crime laws to protect them, however the hate crime laws don’t come into play until *after* the crime has been committed. It won’t help you if you’re laying on the pavement in a pool of your own blood. Police are just minutes away when seconds count. I am prepared to defend myself and the ones I love. I recommend the LGBT community do the same. The religious right *will not* accept marriage equality and it will only get worse when it becomes the law.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:59pm
  32. They always promote violence. Maybe it should be visited upon them first and see how they like it.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9:24pm
  33. If they weren’t French, they might be taken seriously.

    Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:29pm
  34. All the people acting just like the woman they claim to hate (w/o knowing her), calling her names, advocating (just like her) violence: You are a disgrace to the LGBTQ Nation. If you can’t act any better than the so-called b* c* man-faced (say what trans?) frog, then you are no better than she is: you have just judged yourselves. So you don’t like her. Show why she’s wrong by the queens’ oldest motto: Living well is the best revenge. Ignore her. Grow up already.
    . Those who are losing this battle are going down swinging. It’s a free country, she can say what she wants; it just makes her look sick — UNTIL all of you start yammering like monkeys and shrieking epithets like little Nazis. Shut up; you”re embarassing. Those of us who have fought these battles since 1969 don’t need it.

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3:25am
  35. Because Might makes Right!

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 7:43am
  36. Careful, the violence may be directed at her.

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 9:01am
  37. Its not a christian thing you ignorant fool of a hobbit. And where does she say she will bash gays in? If you read more than the headline she is calling out the politician, who isnt gay.

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10:54am
  38. idiot

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10:56am
  39. No she is calling the politicians way of dealing with how bills are passed as a dictatorship….

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10:56am
  40. She has every right to….she has no claim to though.

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10:58am
  41. Isnt really hate mongering, i mean only by a definition of the word though. That would be when you give information to create the hate, she is only expressing the views created by the passing of the bill.

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:00am
  42. First the words “they will have their blood” doesnt mean there will be a fight, it means there will be a struggle, 2nd she is french so we can presume she didnt even say those words, 3rd it was directed towards the none gay politician…..

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:07am
  43. You want to murder someone attempted to beat you up? How about pepper spray or a taser Mr over react…ahhh american…nvm

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:07am
  44. No, it means a woman is calling out a none gay politician, the phrase, they will have their blood. again its towards the fight with the politians not the gays (as the corrupted headline (written by an idiot) wants you to think) No where does she say anything about being violent towards gays…..But it does show your thoughts on justice is.

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:10am
  45. AHhhh because hate agaisnt gays is bad but carry on doing it against nationalities….FOOL.

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:11am
  46. you obviously forget history – people do get violent – and what makes you any better qualified to say what she supposedly means — go take a history class that focuses on black civil rights and you will see the kinds of things bigots are capable of

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:13am
  47. lol

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:13am
  48. Where does she promote violence?

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:14am
  49. thats america, if it ever gets it

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:15am
  50. oorrrrrr another headline grabbing arsehole has written a headline that has nothing to do with what the woman is saying?????

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:17am
  51. Yep your right Eddie and everyone else is wrong

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:20am
  52. Eddie Wilde Rice: Stop defending this homophobic c*nt, you idiot. She’s clearly trying to incite violence against LGBT people. Even if she was only talking to the politician, she called for violence if marriage equality is allowed. Personally, I’m sick of Christian bigotry and their fucking threats. It’s not “inciting violence” to defend yourself against someone who has made threats against you. It’s called self defense.

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:49am
  53. The fool here is you eddie… if you want to be alone on defending this bitch, then you can, but, im gonna try to follow malcom x, and literally fight for my rights.

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:57am
  54. These idiots are so worried about marriage, but, the don’t seem to have a problem with their husbands having a mistress or two..

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3:17pm
  55. ?? Violence? It’s better to beat than to love?

    Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 4:06pm