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By Deacon Keith Fournier

7/2/2013 (1 year ago)

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This new French resistance is part of a movement I am beginning to call a Marriage Liberation Movement. The participants seek to liberate marriage from the grip of Cultural Revolutionaries

Nicolas Bernard-Busse was given four months in prison for protesting against a State which has decided that his position concerning marriage and family are unacceptable. To promote them is rebellion. This 23-year-old French student was arrested following a demonstration outside the studios of a TV station where President François Hollande was appearing. He went from there to the Champs-Élysées in central Paris with friends.They were wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Manif pour tous" and the now recognizable logo of a father and mother with two children. My, what a revolutionary act!

Nicolas Bernard-Busse in handcuffs after his arrest

Nicolas Bernard-Busse in handcuffs after his arrest

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/2/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: Marriage, pro-Marriage, pro-family, anti-marriage, gay marriage, Nicolas Bernard-Busse, Manif pour tous, Deacon Keith Fournier


PARIS, FRANCE (Catholic Online) - In what may well be a sign of what is to come in the United States, supporters of Marriage as between one man and one woman have their first political prisoner in France.

A twenty three year old man named Nicolas Bernard-Busse was arrested and given four months in prison for "rebellion". He took part in what French Police called an unauthorized demonstration. it is a part of a growing mass movement to support marriage and the family and society founded upon it in France.

In an example of the trend of using language as a propaganda weapon, the Press in France is calling these peaceful people from every walk of life - anti-equal marriage demonstrators. As the rhetoric demonstrates, Orwellian newspeak knows no national boundaries.

Those who use the police power of the State to force a moral and legal equivalency with marriage be given to  homosexual and lesbian relationships are the people who oppose marriage. Their intention is to entirely reorder civil society. They use the phrase 'marriage equality' in an act of verbal engineering to defend their own social and legal engineering.

They attempt to make, by decree, what can never be made a marriage - a homosexual or lesbian partnership. That sort of  decree, whether from a Court or a legislature, rejects the Natural Moral Law and is an unjust law.

This past week in France demonstrators supporting marriage again gathered on Paris's Champs Elysées. These demonstrations are becoming a regular part of life in France. They are part of a grassroots movement which is growing and spreading.

The participants often face tear gas and clubs from the riot police representing the French Socialist regime. They are courageous - and unwilling to back down. They frequently sing La Marseillaise, the French National Anthem, and carry handmade signs supporting marriage as between one man and one woman.

Their signs have slogans touting such 'revolutionary ideas' as the notion that children should have a mother and a father. They are probably an indication of what is to come to the United States in the wake of the abysmal recent opinions of the United States Supreme Court.

This new French resistance is part of a movement I am beginning to call a Marriage Liberation Movement. The participants seek to liberate marriage from the grip of Cultural Revolutionaries.

Though the Marriage Liberation Marchers in Paris represent every segment of French society, and reflect a wide range of ages, ethnic identities and political persuasions, they are collectively labeled as conservatives and "right wing" in the press. They are disparaged as being bigoted, though they are actually multi-racial and multi-ethnic in their make-up.

If you read main stream propaganda media reports in France you will be misinformed. You will read that these people are 'anti-equal marriage'. The French propaganda press also uses Orwellian newspeak to fuel caricatures. They do not report the news - they promote the Cultural Revolution.

Those who defend marriage, defend marriage. They also defend the family and society founded upon it. In doing so, they defend the common good of society. The use of the police power and mechanisms of the State to undermine marriage - and replace it - is what is at stake in France, and now clearly in the United States. 

Our position on marriage as only between one man and one woman is not an outdated notion of a past era but provides the path to the future. Nor is the position simply a religious matter. We insist upon the existence of a Natural Moral Law which can be known by all men and women through the exercise of reason. 

That Natural Moral Law is the ground upon which every great civilization has been built. It is the source for every great and authentic human and civil rights movement. That Natural Moral Law gives us the moral norms we need to build societies and govern ourselves.

It should also inform our positive law or we will become lawless and devolve into anarchy. Civil government did not create marriage. Neither did the Church. It precedes both. Neither can civil authorities manufacture a new right to marry for those who are incapable of marriage.

There is a growing intolerance spreading in the West against our rights to free expression, association and political participation. This is reflected in the censoring of speech which questions the propriety of the current cultural slide into the abyss of relativism.

Efforts to prevent our public defense of the objective truth about marriage and the family are multiplying. France is a sign of what is to come to our own Nation. Twenty three year old Nicolas is becoming a hero to the French supporters of marriage.

Nicolas Bernard-Busse was given four months in prison for protesting against a State which has decided that his position concerning marriage and family are unacceptable. To promote them is rebellion. This 23-year-old French student was arrested on Sunday, June 16, 2013 following a demonstration outside the studios of a TV station where President François Hollande was appearing.

He went from there to the Champs-Élysées in central Paris with friends.They were wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Manif pour tous" and the now recognizable logo of a father and mother with two children. My, what a revolutionary act!

This weekend in France crowds gathered to demand his immediate release. Cries of Free Nicolas are a part of this growing marriage liberation movement. The people in the Streets of Paris are calling the French Regime a 'socialist dictatorship'.

He has a lawyer named Henri de Beauregard who has called the Courts order of arrest grotesque. He is arguing that this was a wrongful arrest made to intimidate Nicolas and this movement. The supporters of Nicolas have a facebook page which calls him a political prisoner. He is a political prisoner. They also have a petition online which demands his release. http://liberonsnicolas.fr/

We should all join the cry. Free Nicolas Bernard-Busse!

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