tallguywithglasseson: Weird, it's almost like Europeans aren't what Americans stereotype them as.
Cythraul: As as I said in a related thread yesterday, I never would have thought France would be so against gay marriage. I guess France is far more socially conservative on a domestic level than I thought.
raerae1980: Cythraul: As as I said in a related thread yesterday, I never would have thought France would be so against gay marriage. I guess France is far more socially conservative on a domestic level than I thought.Is France heavily populated by Christians or Muslims? I mean, I know Paris has a diverse population, but what about the rest of the country?
Cythraul: From Wiki: France has not collected religious or ethnic data in its censuses since the beginning of the Third Republic, but the country's predominant faith has been Roman Catholicism since the early Middle Ages. Church attendance is fairly low, however, and the proportion of the population that is not religious has grown over the past century.What, the, faaaark?
dittybopper: France was *NEVER* cool.
Cythraul: I am ignorant of France's demographics. I have heard that they have a noticeable Muslim population, and that racism towards Middle Eastern and African immigrants to France has caused riots in Paris in the past.However, I think most of France's native population is Catholic. I'll try to find some statistics.
miss diminutive: In recent weeks, violent attacks against gay couples have spiked and some legislators have received threats - including one who got a gunpowder-filled envelope on Monday.Emptied from a flintlock duelling pistol? Are they planning on going to the barricades if this passes?
Magorn: You may not rmemebr the Clinton Years but at the Time I recall French pundit after Pundit rolling its eyes at America because we were such uptight moralists that we impeached a president for getting a BJ from an intern (which, admittedly, was beyond stupid).
Cythraul: Yeah. You know those Western Europeans, so conservative.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: miss diminutive: In recent weeks, violent attacks against gay couples have spiked and some legislators have received threats - including one who got a gunpowder-filled envelope on Monday.Emptied from a flintlock duelling pistol? Are they planning on going to the barricades if this passes?Well, they couldn't get a guillotine in the envelope
Cythraul: [www.dreadwilliam.com image 570x259]
vpb: Every country has it's own backward people. You don't see it there so much because rural people don't have disproportionate political power like they do here.
Legalizing gay marriage was one of President Francois Hollande's campaign promises. Polls have shown a narrow majority of French favor allowing such unions, though the support weakens when questions about adoption and conception of children come into play.http://news.yahoo.com/gay-marriage-opponents-demonstrate-paris-16342 10 92.html
tallguywithglasseson: Look, I mean, there are cultural differences, obviously.I'm saying Americans sometimes see a little glimpse of an issue where one Western European culture is more liberal than American culture, and then decide all of Western Europe is whatever socially liberal ideal they think it should be, on all issues, especially when it comes to sex. And it's not the case. Europe is often (not always, not saying it's super-applicable, but often) horribly worse than America.
ginandbacon: Le Pen. 'Nuff said.
miss diminutive: Cythraul: [www.dreadwilliam.com image 570x259]Five seconds!?*shakes tiny, envelope-sized fist*
Godscrack: Reports say police are prepared for battle.
Sybarite: ginandbacon: Le Pen. 'Nuff said.Yeah, that Frigide Barjot woman mentioned in the article is a big friend of that family.
Cythraul: But I would say compared to the U.S., they have earned their reputation for being more socially liberal, in general.
Fark It: Yes, the bankers and financiers of Wall Street, who own Washington, are clearly rural people who have disproportionate political power.
tallguywithglasseson: Although GoT didn't have any boobage this week. What's up with that?
kbronsito: i'd like to believe that its not that the french are being moralistic jerks who hate gays... rather, they just love protesting and not having to go to work because of protests.
Godscrack: [img209.imageshack.us image 510x641]Reports say police are prepared for battle.
Plant Rights Activist: kbronsito: i'd like to believe that its not that the french are being moralistic jerks who hate gays... rather, they just love protesting and not having to go to work because of protests.seconded
tallguywithglasseson: Fark It: Yes, the bankers and financiers of Wall Street, who own Washington, are clearly rural people who have disproportionate political power.The banks mostly stay out of social issues, but those issues still get action in congress (and used in campaigns).I think he's talking about this:[i34.tinypic.com image 640x493]
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