It's disheartening to see these protests over the weekend in Paris over recently passed legislation for gay marriage in France. I'll be visiting France in early June and I'll be walking along the famous Champs-Elysees. Why is it that when the economy is not so good, people take their frustrations out on a select group of people? Why not focus on improving your own life so that you won't be so bitter and hateful? The same kind of hate happened during World War II. Isn't it time that we as human beings stop being prejudiced against someone different than us? Homosexuality is a part of human nature. Man made religious and man made laws create hostile attitudes and inequality social problems. Now it's time for all humans to be human and live and let live. If you are straight and don't want gays to marry, then don't marry someone of the same sex. It's as easy as that!
A massive anti-gay marriage protest in Paris ended in violence yesterday as police used tear gas and batons on activists who tried to get past police barricades onto the Champs-Elysees. Hundreds of thousands of people had traveled to the French capital for what was seen as a final protest before legislation allowing gay marriage and adoption is passed by the French Senate, the BBC
The legislation passed France's lower house last month
and is expected to easily clear the Senate, which is dominated by President Francois Hollande's Socialist party. Support for the marriage bill has dwindled, however, amid wider discontent with Hollande's failure to improve unemployment figures or the crisis-plagued French economy, the AP
reports. Officials say the hundreds of demonstrators who stayed to battle police at the tail end of yesterday's protest were mainly from far-right groups.
I really can't understand thoose people. Two weeks ago there was a scientific program on dutch television about being gay.Dutch neurobiologist Dick Swaab said some interesting stuff about this matter.
[Dick Swaab is a Dutch physician and neurobiologist who is famous as a brain researcher . He is a professor of neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam and was until 2006 Director of the Dutch Institute for Brain Research of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences .
Swaab is best known for his research and discoveries in the field of brain anatomy and physiology, in particular the impact that various hormonal and (bio) chemical factors already in the uterus on brain development. Since in this topic concerns that the political ideology of the era often did not correspond to the scientific findings (eg physical and functional differences between the brains of women and men , or differences in the brains of homosexual men compared with the brains of non-gay same sex) is Swaab often the news, he has never shunned controversy and his findings and views expressed always with conviction. He is therefore often denounced by people who disagree with his findings were in agreement. Swaab, according to his own words through his years of research, the deterministic and materialistic conclusion that we have no brains have but we are our brains : the physical and chemical processes in our brains determine how we react and who we are. Homosexuality was originally perceived as a choice by both supporters and opponents. Dick Swaab saw it as an irrepressible tendency in the brains.For real free will is actually not much space and probably does not exist, nor a spirit or soul that is independent of the brains to function.]
Most of what he said is written down in this article http://weblogs.nrc.nl/swaab/2009/02/24/homosexuality-not-a-choice/.
IMO this man deserves a statue!