Avenir de la Culture Welcomes the Outstanding Success of the January 13th Rallies in Support of Traditional Marriage

Avenir de la Culture Welcomes the Outstanding Success of the January 13th Rallies in Support of Traditional Marriage

Over 700,000 people rallied together on January 13th, 2013 in Paris, France to support
traditional marriage.

PRESS RELEASE:Avenir de la Culture
www.avenirdelaculture.frPARIS, France, January 15 —  The fervor of over 650,000 demonstrators who attended last Sunday’s “March For All” — together with the more than 50,000 others who simultaneously participated in the pro-marriage march organized by Civitas — demonstrated that the support for Traditional Marriage is very strong and that the people of France are not going to lay down their arms.Catherine Goyard, spokesperson for the pro-family organization Avenir de la Culture, stated that the pro-traditional marriage message must not be watered down by the Bishop’s Conference, many of whose members seemingly fail to understand the depth of the Catholic reaction to the ultimate attempt to overthrow civilization. This in fact, is a revolution.

Participants hold sign 'The Family is Sacred!' at Traditional Marriage Rally in Paris, France on January, 13, 2013

“The Family is Sacred!” reads this lady’s sign at
the Paris rally for traditional marriage.

Mrs. Goyard reiterated the message set forth in a public manifesto which Avenir de la Culture published in December addressing the bishops on the issue of marriage: “Respectful Appeal to the French Bishops: Have No Fear! – The proposal of an improved ‘civil union’ as an alternative to ‘marriage for all’ divides Catholics and weakens the reaction.

According to the spokesperson, most members of the episcopate have confined themselves to a position that falls well short of that taken by lay Catholics protesting the socialist government’s promotion of same-sex “marriage.” She stated that such a position allows the Government to continue promoting same-sex marriage although admitting the vigor of the mobilization.

The inspiring reaction against same-sex “marriage” clashing head-on with the wall of contempt set up by the socialist government is like a battering ram whose impact is measured not only by its size, but by the hardness of its head.

On the eve of the demonstrations an interesting question was raised by an important but unnamed government minister. The person was quoted in the newspaper Le Monde as saying: “The number of protesters is to be taken into account, of course, but also the question of their mood. Will this demonstration have strongly Catholic or right-leaning overtones?”

What Le Figaro has described as “episcopal timidity” sends a wrong message to both the Government and Parliament, Mrs. Goyard remarked.

World War II Veterans show support at Traditional Marriage Rally in Paris, France on January, 13, 2013

World War II veterans march in the Paris rally for traditional marriage with their banner that says
“Without True Marriage, you no Longer Have a Nation.”

Overview of the Traditional Marriage Rally in Paris, France on January, 13, 2013

This photo shows the ocean of demonstrators who gathered in support of traditional marriage
at the Champ de Mars, near the Eiffel Tower.

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