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Gay activist group vandalizes Lejeune Foundation office

August 16, 2013

Members of AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), a gay activist organization whose 1989 protest at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York included the desecration of the Blessed Sacrament, have vandalized the office of the Lejeune Foundation in Paris, according to a foundation statement.

The family of Jérôme Lejeune (1926-94), the staunchly pro-life geneticist, started the foundation in 1996 to continue his research into genetic disabilities. The foundation opposed the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in France.

“Doctors and patients had to pass insulting posters and walk among condoms and pockets filled with blood-red paint thrown against the walls doors and windows,” the foundation said in its statement.

“I denounce this most outrageous act of intimidation, as it relates to medical space welcoming people with intellectual disabilities and their families,” said the foundation’s president, Jean-Marie Le Méné. “It is always easier to attack the weakest and take them as a scapegoat.”


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  • Posted by: mclom2107 - Aug. 17, 2013 10:06 AM ET USA

    Do these vandals think they will gain sympathy for their cause from intelligent people? ...

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Aug. 16, 2013 9:12 PM ET USA

    There is a silver lining to this story of criminal behavior. It will reveal to some the true nature of the political movement to have sodomy widely accepted. It is at heart a fascist movement, irrational and convinced that it can triumph through violence.