Notre Dame’s rector says exactly the right thing in the wake of Dominique Venner, a far-right activist protesting France’s legalization of same-sex marriage, having stuck a gun down his throat and fired in front of schoolchildren visiting the cathedral. It takes a special sort of madman to make a bloody spectacle of himself in a church full of children.

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4 Responses to “‘”We will pray for this man as we pray for so many others who are at their wits’ end,” he said.’”

  1. DM Says:

    Was he protesting same-sex marriage, or the “islamization” of France?

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    DM: Both.

  3. Alan Allport Says:

    Sounds like he’d been pretty pissed off in general since about 1962.

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Alan: Yes. This was extreme-anger management.

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