Marine Le Pen denounces the Femen
Marine Le Pen condemns the exhibitionism of the Femen, who burst into Notre-Dame cathedral on February 12, undressed, and shrieked slogans against the Pope:
The intrusion and the outrageous, vulgar shrieking from the militants of the Femen group in Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, to "celebrate" the resignation of the Pope, is an insult to believers, and a manifest violation of our republican values.
The Republic guarantees freedom of religion to all and the right to practice in dignity in houses of worship.
It is neither tolerable nor acceptable that in the name of deviant feminism, we accept such behavior inside the very place sacred to Catholics.
Furthermore, it is easy to attack a cathedral in France and a peaceful religion. It is much less so to go demonstrate for women's rights and homosexuals' rights in places where they are non-existent.
Let the Femen, who have set up a "training center" in Paris for a "new feminism" practice their trade in Saudi Arabia, where a preacher advocates full-body burqas for little girls from the age of two, or in Nigeria, where the senators have adopted a law providing for a "penalty of ten years in prison for anyone who directly or indirectly makes public an intimate relationship with a person of the same sex…"
Note: She has gone further this time in denouncing the Femen than she did on November 18, when she seemed almost to imply that the Catholics demonstrating in the Civitas rally had provoked the trouble. Let's hope she has become aware of the strong anti-Taubira sentiment in the country, among Catholics above all, but not exclusively, and that she realizes that the Femen were to blame for any disorder on November 18.