Bitter that France has become the 14th nation to allow same-sex couples to marry — every homophobe in France gathered for a desperate, last chance demonstration to tell the French people that civilization would end. How utterly foolish these hyperbolic crybabies will appear to normal people on May 29 when the first same-sex wedding occurs in Montpellier, France. None of their gloom and doom predictions will come to pass, and as a result their hate campaign will rapidly lose steam.

Of course, the bigots know this — and this is why they desperately resorted to violence at their rally — even though there were children present. (If there is one thing we have learned about French anti-gay activists, it is that they never miss an opportunity to exploit their own children and place them in harms way to make a political point. One has to love their shining example of “family values.”)

Interior Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday that police had made a total of 350 arrests, and that 36 people had been injured: 34 police officers, one AFP photojournalist and one protester.]FRANCE-GAYMARRIAGE/

“These incidents were provoked by several hundred individuals, most from the extreme right and the (nationalist) Bloc Identitaire, who violently attacked police,” he added.

As the protesters dispersed, after a largely peaceful march, police said up to 500 people began attacking them by throwing metal barriers, smoke flares and beer bottles.

The youths shouted slogans against the government such as “Socialist dictatorship” and also threw objects at journalists covering the event.

Wow — such good, loving Christians who turn the other cheek. Isn’t it great to see their phony veneer of love ripped off to reveal how they genuinely feel about LGBT people?

Since it is a holiday, I won’t be a downer — so I’ll leave with some good news from France:

The rally came as the jury at the Cannes film festival in southern France on Sunday awarded its Palme d’Or top prize to the sexually graphic lesbian love story “Blue is the Warmest Colour” by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche.