The mayor of Paris has been deluged with checks for just a few cents each after complaining about damage that protesters opposed to a law legalizing same-sex marriage did to one of the French capital’s most exclusive parks. Demonstrators opposed to “marriage for all” legislation must have guessed the chaos they would cause when they sent donations of just 10 cents to help settle the $132,000 bill for repairs to the lawns of the Champ-de-Mars near the Eiffel Tower.
In fact, their petty cash protest looks set to cost Parisian taxpayers even more money, after Mayor Bertrand Delanoe revealed it could cost more to issue receipts for the money than the amount of cash he had received. Opponents of the gay marriage bill passed by the lower House of Parliament on Feb. 2 had gathered on the Champ-de-Mars on Jan. 13 in a demonstration that saw about 350,000 protesters trample lawns that were closed off to the public and “resting” for the winter.
I don’t know what they were trying to achieve but engaging in a series of actions so idiotic and so irredeemably stupid is a sign that the anti-gay movement is on its last breath. The childish tantrum with the small checks proves that homophobes have no idea how to make anybody interested in their barbaric worldview except by these stupid stunts.
It is really great to observe the agony of a hateful movement.