Bishop's gay incest jibe angers mayor

2012-09-17 22:34

Paris - Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, one of France's few openly gay politicians, said on Monday a Catholic Church leader had "flipped his lid" by saying that same-sex marriage would bring polygamy and incest.

The comments from Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, came as France's Socialist government prepares a bill legalising same-sex marriages and adoptions by homosexual couples, to be presented to cabinet on 24 October.

"It is very shocking and even surprising coming from him, because he is someone I consider a wise man," Delanoe said. "I don't know what came over him, he flipped his lid a little bit and what he said was downright ugly."

Asked about the bill in an interview broadcast by RCF Christian radio on Friday, Barbarin said legalising same-sex marriage amounted to a "breakdown in society".

"This could have innumerable consequences. Afterward they will want to create couples with three or four members. And after that, perhaps one day the taboo of incest will fall," he said.

Delanoe said he was "obviously" ready to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies as mayor and had already received several requests to do so.

  • Billy - 2012-09-18 02:32

    "same-sex marriage would bring polygamy and incest." i can see where he gets that idea, currently a major arguement is that being gay is " its natural" or "you are born that way" its happens all over with animals and in nature blablabla throw a handbag. yeah, the animals shag their brothers and sisters and sons and daughters too. will the "its natural" excuse be used to justify that too? of course. so yes, i can see where he's coming from.

      sam.goldberg.988 - 2012-09-18 14:21

      Billy, is your lip linked to your jersey via a long thread of drool?

      Billy - 2012-09-18 15:52

      lol really? ok, i will entertain your question. of course it is, everyones doing it these days. its like being gay, its the new "in thing". poor attempt at an insult btw. silly that you get upset about this.

  • roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-09-18 02:58

    The bishop has a point

  • joe.mase.7 - 2012-09-18 03:39

    and I thought the Muslims were bad... OMG

      zaatheist - 2012-09-18 04:04

      All these Abrahamic religions preach the same hatred. It separates their followers from the rest of society and makes them feel superior. f only people got this militant about education reform or poverty...or something else that actually matters...imagine how much we could accomplish!

  • hash.jadawat - 2012-09-18 07:30

    let this fat obese idiot be fed to the sharks in deep water at least they will have a

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