French Comedian Bombs With Gay-Marriage Opposition

Frigide BarjotThe French are notorious for their inscrutable sense of humor, but French comic “Frigide Barjot” isn’t joking when she says she opposes marriage equality in her homeland.

Barjot (real name: Virginie Tellene) is an odd spokesperson for France’s anti-equality movement, which is populated mostly by right-wingers and Christian groups: She made her name in the 1980s with public stunts that poked fun at Gallic institutions. (In 1984, she staged a demonstration blaming a particularly frigid winter on President Mitterrand.)

But Barjot, a born-again Catholic, hopes to bring together some 200,000 people for a nationwide protest on Sunday against the Socialist government’s “marriage for all” law.

The outspoken personality claims she’s not homophobic, citing her friendship with her first boyfriend, now gay, and a quarter-century working in LGBT clubs as proof.

“I do not deny gay love and I’ve got nothing against gay culture,” she told right-leaning daily Le Figaro for a portrait published on Friday. “But I cannot condone the introduction of a new type of marriage into France’s civil code.”

Stick to the yuck-yucks, madame.

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  • pierre

    Small-minded idiots come in all flavors, don’t they? Bitch.

  • Ogre Magi

    I hate christians

  • Merv

    I have a feeling she’s not going to be working many of those gay clubs anymore, and they’re probably going to be asking for the lesbian mullet back.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    This woman is claiming that she is not anti-gay, and in fact, loves the gays! However, her husband is a right wing anti-gay bigot; and all the backing she is receiving–money and manpower–is coming from some of Frances most anti-gay organizations. Read this article, where it’s spelled out who exactly is behind this movement, that this woman claims is a one-woman show:

  • MickeyP.

    Screw you,lady! Stay in your own country,under your rock!

  • MK Ultra

    Le clown

  • Ste

    @Ogre Magi: Lovely. I feel sorry for you being filled with so much hate. You’re no better than anti-gay bigots.

  • Brian

    When she said “I’ve got gay friends”, my internal bullshit alarm went off.

  • FStratford

    her first boyfriend is now gay.

    someone is bitter…

  • 2eo

    @Ste: I love it when people use cognitive equivalence. You know nothing about him yet have made a judgment call that requires implicit knowledge of him.


  • yaoming

    This woman’s problem is that she thinks gays want “a new kind of marriage”, but we don’t. We want the same marriage str8s have.

  • Charli Girl

    S N O R I N G…her beliefs are just SO boring and unimportant …

  • Badger88


    Umm yeah, he does know enough about Ogre Magi to make a judgment call about him. Ogre Magi made a blanket statement of hate towards all Christians, not merely the ones who oppose gay rights. Anyone who hates an entire group of people for one shared characteristic, without regard to them as individuals, is definitely as intolerant as the anti-gay bigots.

  • Merv

    @Badger88: Gay people have every right to hate Christians. Christians are the enemies of gay people and have been persecuting us for 2000 years.

    Unlike homosexuality, Christianity isn’t a benign characteristic. Christianity is an objectively evil totalitarian political philosophy intent on forcing its beliefs on the world. And those beliefs are codified in their handbook of evil, which supports slavery, genocide, incest, and murder of gay people. To top that off, one of their fundamental beliefs is that knowledge is evil, causing them to reject all science, even to the point of insisting that the world is 6000 years old.

    Once you have the facts about Christianity, you would have to be evil NOT to hate them.

  • Caliban

    If she’s a representative example of French “comedians,” no wonder they thought Jerry Lewis is a genius!

  • Aidan8

    Nice mullet

  • 2eo

    @Badger88: Just saying Umm yeah does not a worthwhile statement make. Kudos for at least trying.

  • JayP

    @2eo: He didn’t just say, “Umm yeah”. He made a valid statement, and both he and the other commenter made a spot on evaluation with the info that they were given. It’s a forum on a website, where we can only grasp the limited information that is posted, so if the guy that said, “I hate christians” didn’t really mean to make that “blanket statement”, then he should have clarified his position. I am a christian myself, and I have a lot of christian friends who would fight right by my side for marriage equality. And your sarcasm is stale and trite.

  • InscrutableTed

    Has anyone accused her of being a closet lesbian yet? Alright, I’ll do it.

    Closet lesbian!

  • Charli Girl

    Hey man,don’t give her to us! We don’t want her either!,, yucky!

  • Merv

    @Merv: Why has my comment been flagged? Are we supposed to pretend that it is not Christians that are by far our #1 oppressors? Every point I made can be backed up by chapter and verse.

    I’m tired of so-called “liberal Christians” trying to claim “we’re not all like that.” If you want to change the perception of your religion, then you need stand up to the haters who are pretty much your only spokespeople, instead of trying to defend your religion to us.

    Here is how the conversation goes now:

    Christian: Christians believe that homosexuals are sinners worthy of death.

    Liberal Christian: (silence)
    Christian: Christians believe that sodomites should be arrested and punished.

    Liberal Christian: (silence)

    Christian: Christians believe that homosexual marriage will destroy society.

    Gay person: Well, I think Christianity is a nasty, hateful religion.

    Liberal Christian: How dare you make such a blanket statement! Not all Christians are like that.

    See the problem? For some reason, so-called “liberal Christians” are incapable of seeing it. Normal hateful Christians can make blanket statements about Christian beliefs all day long, and the “liberal Christians” will never complain to them that they’re “not all like that.” But as soon as a gay person tries to defend himself against the religion, the liberal Christians will stab him in the back.

  • 2eo

    @Merv: This.

    Also the censors here ban all the ist and ism words. Just creativelt alter the a to @ in them all to circument it.

    The “moderate” christians are no better than the silent moderate islamists, they secretly want their own theocracy but fortunately we’ve browbeaten some humanity into our western societies and the smart people still wield enough power to tell the religious to go fuck themselves.

  • Ogre Magi

    @Badger88: Being a gay christian is like being a black KKK member! You should be ashamed of yourself!

  • JayP

    @Ogre Magi: Badger88 didn’t say that, I did! And you are free to believe what you like. It’s not the same as the KKK, but you have your opinion. I’m not going to get into the details on how it’s different because it seems clear to me, it would be wasted type space. Telling me I should be ashamed of myself is funny. You guys are such hypocrites. You claim you want to be treated fairly and “equal”. That’s really not at all what you want, you want domination. You want eradication. But I’m telling you now that change hasn’t happened due to force. It’s happened because we’ve changed hearts. And if you do want eradication, then alas we could never be allies. We don’t have to agree on everything just because we are both gay, which makes your finger pointing shame statement weightless.

  • JayP

    @Merv: I haven’t been silent, nor has the Episcopal church, I have seen multiple people that are christian on the media that defend us. You seem incapable of seeing it. It’s clear that you detest people like me. I wish you well in life.

  • Ogre Magi

    @JayP: @JayP: @JayP: Spoken like a true quisling. You would sell out your fellow queers if you thought it would make the jebus freaks like you better!

  • JayP

    @Ogre Magi: I don’t sell out anybody, I just speak for myself. If a gay individual doesn’t like it, oh well. If a christian doesn’t like it, oh well. It’s not a game where we have teams and sides. I just speak up for what I believe and that’s all I can do. I don’t have to hate all christians to believe in marriage equality, or support gay rights. That’s just stupid and childish.

  • Merv

    @JayP: You took the time to come to a gay website (multiple times) to tell gay people that not all Christians are anti-gay. Now, please provide us a few links to your comments on non-gay websites where you correct anti-gay Christians. I’m waiting.

  • JayP

    @Merv: I am gay if you didn’t know, and I don’t owe you anything. Oh I know how you’ll spin it, have fun with it.

  • JayP

    @Merv: And, I haven’t come here multiple times to defend christians, I have actually spent most of this time defending myself. And I have never defended all christians, nor the mainstream anti-gay beliefs that the majority of general christian church still believes. But somehow, it seems you believe that, even though I have never stated that. How blind are you?

    One of my best friends is christian, and she supports me and marriage equality 100%. According to some of the ignorant statements here, in order to hold this “gay card” so to speak, I have to hate her. Sorry, I know her, I don’t know you, and it sounds like I wouldn’t want to. So again just because we are gay doesn’t mean we have to agree on everything.

  • JayP

    @Ogre Magi: OOh! you got me, what am I ever going to do!!

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