Protesting the French government’s announced plan to legalize same-sex marriage, a group calling itself Alliance Vita staged flash mobs in dozens of towns across France this week, including one in the Parisian shopping mecca La Défense.
Above, men dressed in green and women donning red were separated into two factions, “symbolizing the fact that every child needs a mother and a father,” reports the National Organization for Marriage. (God help us, we have to read their blog) .
Holding up bright pink signs saying: “Daddy, Mommy, you shouldn’t tell lies to children”, the “daddies” and “mommies” alternately helped a blundering bird—symbolizing a newborn child—to leave its nest without falling.
According to NOM—so take it with a grain of salt the size of Lot’s wife–600 mobbers participated in Lyons, 400 in Rennes, 200 in Toulouse and some 1,500 in Paris.
In the clip below, Alliance Vita’s Tugdual Derville says, “We have heard those who want the so-called marriage for everyone but we have not heard the voice of the children. We are all born from one man and one woman… Are we going to abolish this [idea of] natural parenting and the complement between father and mother, which we know is very precious?”
Derville and his group want a public referendum on the issue of marriage equality.
We don’t know what infuriates us more: That they took a whimsical social phenomenon like flash mobs to spread their message of hate, or that they did it to ABBA’s “Mama Mia.”