French government calls for no discussion of same-sex marriage in Catholic schools
Catholic World News - January 07, 2013
French President Francois Hollande and Education Minister Vincent Peillon are urging Catholic schools not to hold discussions with students about impending legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage. Hollande’s administration supports the legislation.
“This education system, which is under contract to the state, should respect the principle of neutrality and the freedom of conscience of all,” said Peillon, even though another cabinet minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, has spoken in favor of same-sex marriage at a state school.
Peillon also called upon regional education leaders to “scrutinize the Catholic debates and report any anti-gay views aired in them,” the Reuters news agency reported.
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Posted by: Defender -
Jan. 07, 2013 10:21 AM ET USA
One wonders if these French politicians hear what they actually say? Catholics don't talk about the issue, but everyone else may? If you Catholics do talk about it, Big Brother will be listening and will take action! You would think the French would remember when the Nazis occupied their country. Come to think of it, things are looking much the same in this country, too, isn't it?
Posted by: fwhermann3492 -
Jan. 07, 2013 10:06 AM ET USA
St. John Vianney, pray for us and for your homeland.