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Gay activists assail prayer read in French churches

Catholic World News - August 16, 2012

On the Feast of the Assumption, the Church in France prayed for four intentions, including a more generous solidarity during the economic crisis, a commitment to the common good by lawmakers, and fidelity and tenderness within families.

The fourth intention was devoted to children, and a portion of it led to criticism from gay activists, who said it provoked homophobia. The prayer, distributed by the bishops’ conference, asked that children “cease to be objects of the desires and conflicts of adults and fully benefit from the love of a father and a mother.”

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  • Posted by: rpp - Aug. 16, 2012 1:50 PM ET USA

    The "gay advocates" sound as if they are as bad in France as they are in the USA. It seems no matter what a person is talking about, unless every statement includes a "homosexuality is good and heterosexuals are evil" reference, it is "homophobic". I mean if every utterance devoid of positive reinforcement of homosexuality is bad, how do they sit through the weather report on the news?

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