Skip to comments.France’s Hollande escalates row with Catholics over gay marriage
Posted on 01/07/2013 5:13:41 AM PST by Olog-hai
Frances President François Hollande has weighed this weekend into the war of words between his government and the Catholic Church over holding discussions in schools on the planned legalization of same-sex marriage.
He defended Education Minister Vincent Peillon on Saturday for urging Catholic schools, which teach about one-fifth of all pupils in France, to stay neutral in the debate.
The shrill polemics could not drown out another big news story: the growing unpopularity of Hollande and his government. One poll said 75 percent of voters doubt he can keep a New Years promise to turn around rising unemployment this year.
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“The shrill polemics could not drown out another big news story: the growing unpopularity of Hollande and his government. One poll said 75 percent of voters doubt he can keep a New Years promise to turn around rising unemployment this year. ”
Huh. I seemed to remember people in France dancing and singing in the streets after Hollande was elected not so long ago. What happened? /s
Exactly. Just like in the US, people in France are looking for an easy answer that allows the Welfare State benefits to keep coming and have it all paid for by the "rich" and have it all somehow not be a drag on the economy. French citizens willingly fell for Socialist snake oil (just like US citizens just did) -- Hollande promised to get everything moving by asking the rich to pay their "fair share." People wanted to believe it. Now that taxing the s__t out of the rich hasn't worked to fix the economy, the people are upset again. What they are really upset at is reality -- that they have to grow up and stop expecting something for nothing or something paid for by someone else.
He’s watching how successfully Obama has been rolling the Church here. And France is a far more secular country.
Thanks Again, Great-Grandpa, for leaving that stupid country and emigrating to West-by-God Virginia.
You are exactly right.
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