updated 7/6/2005 11:02:07 AM ET 2005-07-06T15:02:07

12 p.m. ET

French President Jacques Chirac might have blown the Olympic bid for Paris with his Brit bashing.  I have to admit, though, the food in England is less than stellar.  The English seem to like things boiled.  Everything on the plate looks gray, like an Impressionist painter's version of dinner.

But regardless, London gets the 2012 Olympic Games.  Today we'll make a French Connection.  Are the French too arrogant for their own good, and how has that impacted global politics?  We'll have guests in Paris, London, and New York.

And later, the United Church of Christ has taken a bold step in the gay rights movement, voting by a wide margin to endorse gay marriage in their church.  Not all clergy are happy with the decision, which some see as a move too far to the Left.  We'll debate it with two ministers.

Join us.  J'adore your emails, mon cheri.

Maciulis@MSNBC.com

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