French Protest Dismantling of Virgin Mary: 'Stop Touching our Statues, Stop Touching our Roots, Stop Touching our Values' (Video)

A French court has ordered a small town to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary, saying the religious display violates the separation of church and state. However, residents believe this is just another attack by left-wing activists to attack France’s heritage and traditions.

The statue is located at a crossroads in La Flotte, a municipality of 2,800 inhabitants on the popular holiday island Ile-de-Re, off France’s Atlantic coast.

A local family erected the statue after World War II in gratitude for a father and son having returned from the conflict alive.

Its initial home was a private garden, but the family later donated it to the town, which set it up at the crossroads in 1983.

In 2020, it was damaged by a passing car, and the local authorities decided to restore the statue and put it back in the same place, but this time on an elevated platform.


That move triggered a legal complaint by the left-wing activist group La Libre Pensee 17, which claims to be dedicated to the defense of secularity, on the basis that a French law dating back to 1905 forbids religious monuments in public spaces.

A court in Poitiers followed the argument as did, on appeal, the regional court in Bordeaux, ordering La Flotte to remove the statue, according to a press statement.

Local mayor Jean-Paul Heraudeau called the discussion around the statue “ridiculous” because, he said, it was part of the town’s “historical heritage” and should be considered “more of a memorial than a religious statue.”

But while the court accepted that the authorities had not intended to express any religious preference, it also said that “the Virgin Mary is an important figure in the Christian religion,” which gives it “an inherently religious character.”

According to Catholic doctrine going back to the New Testament, God chose Mary to give birth to Jesus while remaining a virgin through the Holy Spirit.

Catholicism, and several other religions, venerate Mary as a central figure in their faith, and she has been the subject of countless works of art over the centuries.

La Flotte has six months to remove the statue, the court said.



Mayor Jean-Paul Heraudeau said the discussion around the statue is “ridiculous” because it is “more of a memorial than a religious statue” and it is part of the town’s “historical heritage.”

(…) New York Post


Nearly 350 people gathered this Saturday around the statue of the Virgin of La Flotte-en-Ré, which must be moved by court order. Activists from former Presidential candidate Eric Zemmour’s party, practicing Catholics, and inhabitants of the town say they defend heritage and tradition.

Kneeling in front of the statue of the Virgin of La Flotte-en-Ré, the first demonstrators, around fifty, arrived well before the hour for a first religious gathering. First, they recited the rosary aloud, a litany that ends with these words: “ Let us pray for peace, and calmly so that a solution can be found without causing the displacement of this statue.”

Practicing Catholics or not: “The Virgin is part of the village; she is part of our heritage,” says a demonstrator. “It’s a sign of our history; it has to stay there,” said a lady from Périgny, “ it’s our culture; it’s our religion.”

This statue of the Virgin Mary is a symbol, explains Stanislas Rigault, president of Generation Z “ what we are defending is this way our history is being attacked: there have been problems with statues of Napoleon, the ‘Archangel St Michel in Les Sables d’OIonne, it starts like this, and in the end, we are going to remove all the religious signs, we are going to remove all the martyrdom? Stop, it’s enough he shouts into a loudspeaker. “Stop touching our statues, stop touching our country, stop touching our roots, stop touching our values.”

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As George Orwell said in his novel 1984:

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right”.

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  • Stop worshiping a statue, that’s idolatry and paganism. Good grief, and read your Bible.

    Leviticus 19:4
    4 “ ‘Do not turn to idols or make metal gods for yourselves. I am the LORD your God.

    Judges 10:14
    14 Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble!”

    Jonah 2:8
    8 “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.

    • Catholics DON’T ‘Worship’ any statue, or Mary, we worship God, you best quit showing your appalling ignorance of the Catholic Faith, as you quote the Old Testament,
      Those statements you took from the Old Testament comes from pagan worship, this is neither Pagan, nor is it worship.

      • Talk about appalling ignorance of the Catholic faith. Many Catholics DO worship and pray to Mary. I have seen it with my own eyes. I have known Catholics who believe Mary to be equal to Jesus. It doesn’t take much searching to find these things to be true and rampant within your faith. Care to discuss Fatima?

    • Is isn’t complicated. Jesus is our Savior. Catholics honor Mary as she stated we would when she visited Elizabeth. Mary is “the woman” in Genesis and in Revelation. Jesus tells us this when he calls her “Woman” at the wedding at Cana and from the Cross. If you don’t believe it now, someday you will.

    • You just made the perfect pro-statue arguement. Christian’s don’t worship “idols”…. This is a work of art.

  • You must placate yourselves to the cultures of the Muslim invading hoards, because their culture was so good they fled…..

  • There are many excellent french people who have married into the moslem faith and many wonderful moslems who I know about because I spent 10 happy years there.
    For goodness sake,make deals and laws among the common people and let the globalists live in a little world of their own.You have done it once successfully,you can do it again.Lead the world France.

  • UN/EU Kalergists care nothing about France only its racial and cultural annihilation and absorption into the New World Order

  • Touching our Statues, Touching our Roots, Touching our Western European Values is the goal of the entire NWO attack plan.
    Why is it that only countries with Western European roots are being flooded with “Migrants”?
    Maybe sheeple need to wake up and take their countries back?

  • I understand the misunderstanding concerning our Blessed Virgin Mary. That’s because they don’t understand the essence of our rosary. Let me try to interpret our prayer tou our Virgin. Hail Mary (a greeting) full of grace (worthy to be the mother of God.) the Lord is with thee. (The Holy Spirit came to her). Blessed art thou among women(born without original sin) and blessed is the fruit of thy womb-Jesus. 9she is Christ’s…God’s earthly tabernacle.). Holy Mary, mother of God. (Our belief in the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit/Ghost) pray for us sinners (we aren’t asking for her to Save us, just pray for us) now and at the hour of our death. Amen
    We believe since Jesus had such love for His mother that he raised her body and infused her soul to be together, her prayers are heard by God the Father as He hears the prayers of His daughter, the Son, as he hears the prayers of His mother and the Holy Spirit as He hears the prayers of his chosen spouse. The perfection of love. Do we worship Mary? Not in the sense some imply. Do we believe in her intervention for those that believe in her possession of all things holy and pure? Yes. As a child it was explained to me…think of a child that very much wants/needs something. Very often, we asked our Mother to talk with our father for help.


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