Far-right Frenchman commits suicide on steps at Notre Dame to protest gay marriage
On Tuesday, Dominique Venner, a 78-year-old conservative French historian and former member of the terrorist group, the Organisation de l’armée secrète, which aimed to keep Algeria under French control, committed suicide on the steps of Notre Dame in protest of the country’s legalization of marriage equality.
Venner claimed to be a devout Catholic, which is strange given that, in Catholicism, suicide is a mortal sin and a definite one way ticket to hell.
Earlier this morning, he posted a diatribe on his blog, which my mediocre understanding of French interprets as an odd conflagration of Heidegger, gay marriage being bad, and the fact that Muslims are going to take over France and implement Sharia Law, which will make gay marriage illegal anyway. I seriously have no idea what that has to do with Heidegger at all, but then again, I don’t think this guy was exactly Captain Logic-pants anyway. He was also a big time Hitler/Vichy Regime apologist.
I’m going to go ahead and suppose that his sacrifice will have been in vain. As much as no one likes anyone to die, I don’t think France is about to revoke the newly gained rights of it’s citizens over a dead Nazi.