French Politician Fired For Calling Nazi Persecution Of Gays A “Famous Legend”

Au revoir, Christian Vanneste!

After posting a video yesterday in which he downplayed the persecution of gay people during the Holocaust and accused LGBTs of being fundamentally narcissistic, the MP Monsieur was kicked out of the Conservative Party by embarrassed leaders like French prez Nicolas Sarkozy.

Sarkozy, for his own part, ain’t exactly avant-garde on gay issues but Vanneste’s callous remarks in the rambling 20-minute video were positively primeval. Here’s a selection:

*The gays are “at the heart of power” in France and are coercing the media to be positive toward them.

*He calls the persecution of gays in Nazi-occupied France a “famous legend.”

*Gay people are obviously causing humanity to “lose its dignity.”

*”Fundamental to homosexuality is narcissism,” he says, “The foundation is ‘I refuse the other,’ the refusal of the opposite sex.”

Vanneste has made lame anti-gay statements in the past, but was merely fined. Now he’ll pay the price of a lost salary.

How do you say “good riddance” in French?

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