The American anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is taking its bigotry overseas to lend a helping hand to French Catholics, who are trying to block the passing of gay marriage in the European country.

Turns out a new French website, Laissez-Nous Voter, asking people to support an effort to pressure France’s President Francois Hollande to put gay marriage on the ballot was created by the the webmaster who upkeeps NOM’s website, blogger Jeremy Hopper of Good as You reports.

The launch of the website coincides with a trip by Brian Brown, NOM’s president, to France allegedly to take part in the massive protest over the weekend, Hopper said.

France is set to vote on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage this year. While it was thought the bill would pass without any major problems, conservative religious groups -- and the Pope himself --  have been very vocal about their disapproval in recent months.

On Sunday, Jan. 13, about 340,000 people marched across Paris to protest the gay marriage bill, according to the Associated Press.

“This law is going to lead to a change of civilization that we don’t want,” Philippe Javaloyes, a literature teacher, told the AP. “We have nothing against different ways of living, but we think that a child must grow up with a mother and a father.”


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