France: Marriage Equality Foe Kills Himself in Notre Dame

Written by scott on May 21st, 2013

Notre Dame, ParisSick and sad. Edge Boston reports:

French right-wing historian Dominique Venner shot and killed himself on the altar of Paris’ famed Notre Dame Cathedral today at 4PM local time in front of throngs of tourists in protest of France’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage. As the Daily Mail reports, Dominique Venner, who had recently been campaigning against gay marriage in France, is said to have calmly walked past the crowds milling around the 850-year-old Cathedral, one of the most popular tourist sites in the world, before taking out a Herstal automatic pistol. The 78-year-old put the gun in his mouth and fired before collapsing on to the altar.

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  1. Amy says:

    How terribly sad that fear and ignorance of something that didn’t have to even impact this man’s life ended up consuming his obviously disturbed mind. May he now find peace.

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