FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Jen Campbell (703-683-5004)
Washington, D.C. — The following statement may be attributable to Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage:
‘We condemn in the strongest possible way the murder of a gay man in New York by a killer who apparently hurled anti-gay insults at him moments before the killing. This senseless act cannot be condoned in America or anywhere, and we urge that the perpetrator be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Our heart goes out to the family of the victim, and we hold them in our prayers. While this killing appears to have no connection to the current debate about redefining marriage, there is no room for violence toward any American — whether they support traditional marriage or not. No person should be subjected to violence because they are gay or lesbian or because they believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. There is no place for violence, period.’ “
Well isn’t that special?
Brownshirt thinks we’ve forgotten how his henchman Ruben Diaz
CALLED FOR OUR DEATHS AT A RECENT NOM RALLY!
French National Front leader Marine le Pen has saluted the acts of a far-right activist who shot himself dead at Notre Dame.
The man had earlier called on his blog for “spectacular action” to protect France’s identity.
Witnesses said that the man had placed a letter on the altar of the church before shooting himself in the head just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
The suicide was hailed as a political gesture by Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front. “All respect to Dominique Venner
whose final, eminently political act was to try to wake up the people of France,” Le Pen said on Twitter, signing her initials to indicate that she had written the entry personally.
Le Pen’s far-right party, running primarily on an anti-immigration platform but which also opposes French government efforts to legalize gay marriage, is the third-most popular in the country.
The man was identified by police as 78-year-old Dominique Venner, a historian known for his far-right publications. A note on Venner’s blog, dated May 21st, had strongly criticized a law to allow same-sex marriage that was passed by the Socialist government last week.
Venner – a paratrooper during France’s war in Algeria – had written essays, military histories and books about weaponry and hunting.
In the blog piece that saw him rail against the adoption of the gay marriage law, Venner called for words to be followed with deeds. “There will certainly need to be new, spectacular, symbolic gestures to shake off the sleepiness… and re-awaken the memories of our origins,” Venner had written.
Police told the agency that the contents of the letter echoed comments posted on Venner’s website.
Visitors to the cathedral were cleared from the building after the incident took place. “It’s unfortunate, it’s dramatic, it’s shocking,” Monsignor Patrick Jacquin told the AP news agency. “We did not know him, he was not a regular at the cathedral.”
Jacquin said that, while a number of people had taken their own lives by jumping from the cathedral’s twin towers, he had no knowledge of anyone committing suicide on the altar.
The 850-year-old Gothic cathedral, which lies on an islet on the River Seine, is one of the most visited sites in Paris, attracting 13.6 million visitors in 2011.
Will Marine follow his example?
And what of Brian, Maggie and Ruben?
Clearly they’re –