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1/14/2013 (2 years ago)

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Slogan for Web site reads 'Life is short. Have an affair'

As the largely Catholic population has taken to the streets to protest the government's sanctions on same-sex marriage, an entirely different assault on marriage is taking place. Ashley Madison, a Canadian extra-marital dating website has begun to post advertisements in prominent places. The Web site's slogan is simply "Life is short. Have an affair."

This is sick ... encouraging women to cheat on their husbands.

This is sick ... encouraging women to cheat on their husbands.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/14/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: Adultery, same-sex marriage, France, leaflets, Web site, leaflets


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - One advertisement depicts a married woman placing her forefinger over her lips, to signify discretion with the following tagline: "It's 6 pm. Do you know where your wife is?"

Ashley Madison's first campaign was shunned by advertisers for fear of being sued by a former French president, who just so happened to have affair and was featured in the ad. The current poster is visible on no less than 100 metro platforms in Paris.

As France 24's Caroline Clarkson points out, the people who manage the advertising in the metro are the same ones who made Jacques Tati appear without his pipe due to strict anti-smoking regulations.

Clarkson notes the contradiction with the hordes of anti-gay marriage advocates taking to the streets at the same time, while the Web site offered an entirely different attack upon traditional marriage.

"Clearly visible to children and teenagers," Clarkson said, the ads were "cheerfully encouraging people to break their marriage vows. What seems particular scandalous is the idea that woman are being encouraged to deliberately look for an affair by signing up for the Web site.

"Luckily, I'm not the only one in France who has noticed that the ancient institution of marriage involving a man and a woman, to whom the anti-gay marriage activists seem so attached, is no longer what it was. Back in November 2012, French journalist Christophe Barbier, the managing editor of center-right magazine L'Express, penned an editorial in which he announced his support for the government's bill.

"While backing equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, Barbier declared that marriage itself is an 'obsolete institution.' He added: 'In the era of globalization and of the fulfilled and mobile individual, this norm [of marriage] is as artificial as it is inefficient, as shown by the fact that divorce has become commonplace.' He finished on the following note: 'Civil unions for all!'"

In the meantime, anti-same sex marriage activists are busy leafleting cities and towns. On reads "This bill intends to challenge the basis of human identity: sexual difference and the filiations that results from it.

"The people of France must rise up for their children, their future, and our humanity, made up of a man and a woman!"

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