Paris: Archbishop warns marriage equality will lead to violence

The Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, has warned the French government that legalizing same-sex marriage will lead to violence:

Vingt-Trois, the archbishop of Paris, said the difference between the sexes was a basic human trait and denying it by legalizing marriage and adoption for homosexuals would weaken society’s ability to manage its differences peacefully. “This is the way a violent society develops,” he told the spring meeting of the French bishops’ conference. “Society has lost its capacity of integration and especially its ability to blend differences in a common project.” Vingt-Trois, the archbishop of Paris, said the difference between the sexes was a basic human trait and denying it by legalizing marriage and adoption for homosexuals would weaken society’s ability to manage its differences peacefully. “This is the way a violent society develops,” he told the spring meeting of the French bishops’ conference. “Society has lost its capacity of integration and especially its ability to blend differences in a common project.”

On Saturday the leader of France’s anti-gay Manif Pour Tous declared that “Hollande wants blood and he will get it.”

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