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Wanted: François Hollande, a danger for Catholicism

2 Mar

While some object him the lack of firmness, Institut Civitas sees the left-wing French candidate at the 2012 presidential elections as an important threat to Catholicism.

Posters/stickers of Institut Civitas

Posters/stickers of Institut Civitas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention, this candidate is harmful for the Catholics! (Attention, candidate nuisible aux Catholiques in French). Two different pictures of the French socialist presidential candidate, a provocative slogan on posters and stickers, sold for three or six euros per ten pieces, depending on their size.

Institut Civitas, a conservative organisation based on the Catholic Church doctrines trying to « re-establish the empire of Christ in the nations of the world, in particular in the French society », attacked Francois Hollande on their web page, claiming that he wants to legalize the homosexual marriage and the child adoption for homosexual couples, legalize euthanasia and constitutionalize the separation between the Church and the State.

At the beginning of the year, Institut invited itself in the French presidential campaign, sending to all the potential candidates a questionnaire to find out more about their positions on faith, family values and education. Even though Francois Hollande never responded directly to these questions, Institut Civitas, decrypted his political speech in Bourget, concluding that  “even though we will not indicate whom should the Catholics vote for, we can say whom you should not vote for”.

However, although in his 60 proposals the candidate mentions the candidate mentions the Church and State separation as well as the right to marriage and child adoption for homosexual couples, Francois Hollande’s position on the euthanasia isn’t clear yet . In the recent interview for the French left-wing magazine Marianne, he even said that he is opposed to that practice.

 

Halal, the meat of discord in Marine le Pen’s party

10 Feb

Secularism diet by Marine le Pen:  halal meat off the menu.  Yet, the biggest provider of the halal poultry in Pas-de-Calais, northern region of France, is one National Front regional councillor.

In the beginning of 2010, Marine le Pen gave up on hamburgers. At least on those made in Quick, the fast-food chain that decided to serve only Halal meat hamburgers in some of their outlets.

The president of the far-right party Front National declared that it was “the discrimination of all non-Muslim customers (…) that the “halalburgers” amounted to an “Islamic tax” on French consumers”.

In 2011 the journalist Jean-Baptiste Malet publishes the book Derriere des lignes du Front (Behind the Front lines), the result of six month reporting within the National front party. Investigating behind the Front lines, he found the biggest provider of halal poultry in the region.

The 75 years old  Paul Lamoitier, National front regional councillor,  sells some thirty tons of halal meat to the regional butchers although for his party animals slaughtered in the name of Allah, using halal methods, aren’t welcome on the supermarket shelves and on the restaurant tables.

Marine le Pen’s cabinet chief claimed that “he doesn’t see the connection between the Paul Lamoitier’s situation and the Quick halal affair”.  Still, in her campaign proposal, Le Pen clearly positions herself against the “religious communitarianism.”  Should Paul Lamoitier look for another job or another political party?

Occupy theatre: anti-catholicophobic movement

3 Feb