John M. Becker

UK Politician: Marriage Equality Causes Flooding

Filed By John M. Becker | January 20, 2014 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: blame the gays, David Silvester, flooding, gay marriage, marriage equality, natural disasters, same-sex marriage, UK, United Kingdom

david-silvester-blamethegays.jpgA local U.K. politician has made headlines across the pond by blaming the country's recent heavy flooding on its recent legalization of marriage equality.

The BBC reports:

David Silvester said the prime minister had acted "arrogantly against the Gospel"... In the letter to the Henley Standard he wrote: "The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war."

He added: "I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the passage of his same-sex marriage bill. But he went ahead despite a 600,000-signature petition by concerned Christians and more than half of his own parliamentary party saying that he should not do so."

He then went to on blame the prime minister for the bad weather: "It is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods." He went on to say that no man, however powerful "can mess with Almighty God with impunity and get away with it".

Silvester's party, the anti-immigration U.K. Independence Party, responded by suspending him. But Silvester doubled down on his initial comments in a BBC interview yesterday: "God wants homosexuals to repent and be healed. I don't believe it's right to leave them as they are. That's not God's purpose."

Ummm, crackpot alert!

Image via Gay Star News.

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