France: Muslims, Catholics Plan Big Anti Marriage Equality Rally in Paris on Saturday

Written by scott on January 8th, 2013

French Muslims, Catholics Plan Big Anti Marriage Equality Rally in Paris on SaturdayA coalition of French Islamic groups has signed on to join the Catholic Church in a “major” anti-gay marriage rally to take place in Paris on Sunday.

Leaders of almost all main faiths in France have spoken out against the law, but not called on their followers to march in Sunday’s demonstration to avoid giving the opposition campaign an overly religious tone. President Francois Hollande and his government clashed with the Catholic Church last weekend, telling Catholic schools not to discuss the law with their pupils and urging state education officials to report anti-gay discussions at Catholic schools.

“We will protest on January 13 by joining a pluralist campaign to preserve the traditional framework of marriage,” the Muslim activists’ letter said.

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