Activists of leftist republican secularism, we defend the freedom of conscience against all fanaticism and equality of all citizens before the law, beyond individual spiritual and religious choices. We defend public service and secular schools against liberal commodification and ethnic communitarianism. And we believe that attacks on secularism, now that’s enough!
The privileges of worship, now that’s enough!
Since 1905, the vote on the law of separation of Church and State, the French Republic is secular.Throughout the Republic? No ! Many local or legislative exceptions sanctify inequality in profits of some cults.
In Alsace-Moselle, the existence of recognized religions, besides being in clear contradiction with the principle of republican equality before the law, costs 60 million euros per year to the taxpayer.Believers of unrecognized religions and non-believers do not have to pay through their taxes sectarian practices of others. The restructuring plan is an archaism that must be removed!
And throughout France, c ome religious foundations supposedly “public interest” receive state funding.
It is enough!
Threats against freedom of conscience, now that’s enough!
The French Republic is secular and ensures the equality of all before the law. Yet the crime of blasphemy is still rife in Alsace-Moselle! The survival of this anomaly, resulting from the maintenance of the German criminal law in Alsace-Moselle after 1918 has the effect of stifling freedom of expression when a displeased about a religious authority. Until recently, a director was the subject of a complaint for “blasphemy and blasphemous attempt” to have mounted a play in Strasbourg! That’s enough!
Communitarisation of public space, now that’s enough!
It is no longer acceptable to let the anti-abortion continue provocations religious groups to hospitals and maternity wards. Collective prayers and outdoor, organized by the religious far right against marriage for all and equal rights does not belong in our streets. Enough!
Impostures of the right and the extreme right, now that’s enough!
Jean-Francois Cope and Marine Le Pen like to present themselves as secular activists. There is no bigger lie. In fact, the UMP and FN elected officials spend their time advocate of increased public funding for private schools or support anti-abortion commandos or collective prayers of street.
When the UMP and the FN evoke secularism, it is only to oppose the alleged “Islamization” of French society; in reality, it only use a term by changing the meaning to express the anti-immigration obsession with the French right and extreme right.
That’s enough !
Above all, denials of power Holland Valls, now that’s enough!
Nor does it is left, the Holland-Valls power is in republican and secular nothing.
Already during his election campaign in 2012, Hollande proposed constitutionaliser cults privileges in Alsace-Moselle. And, as President Hollande has never shone for sloughs jokes before communitarian bodies, such as before the CRIF in the month of December.
With Valls at Matignon, it’s even worse. When Valls was interior minister, so charge of religious affairs, he traveled several times to the Vatican to assiter Mass of beatification or canonization, moreover reactionary personalities mysogines and quasi-racist.
That’s enough !
Freedom of conscience must be guaranteed throughout the territory without distinction. Secularism in France is a pacifying and liberating reality. Against attacks from the right and the extreme right and the government against secularism in France, now, that’s enough! April 12 march to express a pissed left against the renunciations and betrayals against secularism, and it extends in all sectors of public life!
Attacks on Republican secularism, enough is enough!
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