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UK Lawmaker Who Linked Storms with Gay Marriage is Expelled from Party


Henley-on-Thames town councillor David Silvester, who was suspended from the UK Independence Party in January for remarks linking the passage of gay marriage to recent storms and flooding, has now been expelled. Silvester has had a publicly homophobic outlook since the UK's same-sex marriage bill was on the table in 2012 when he wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron warning him "that disasters would accompany the passage" of the bill. In fact, in a delicious bit of irony, Silvester defected from the Conservative party and joined the UKIP as a protest against Cameron's pro-gay message.

BBC News reports:

Last month, Mr Silvester's house was targeted by protesters, who threw eggs at the property and attached a "rainbow banner" to the wall.

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."

Silvester also claimed that Cameron ignored the will of the "Christian nation."

"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.

"It is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods."

He went on to say no man, however powerful, "can mess with Almighty God with impunity and get away with it."

The Henley-on-Thames town council will soon hold a meeting discussing Silvester's comments and the controversy surrounding them. In the mean time, anyone is welcome to sign a petition expressing outrage at Silvester's comments.

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  1. When it comes to politics, I guess David Silvester now belongs to a party of one.

    Posted by: Jim | Feb 5, 2014 4:12:10 PM

  2. One word: GOOD!

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 5, 2014 4:13:57 PM

  3. Wasn't the Rapture suppose to cleanse the planet of these fools?

    Posted by: jarago | Feb 5, 2014 4:17:43 PM

  4. Why should gay people be outraged at his comments. Surely the only emotion we should feel about them is bemusement and pity at his idiocy. The people who should be outraged and annoyed are Christians. He is insulting them with this drivel, not gay people.

    Posted by: Den | Feb 5, 2014 4:35:10 PM

  5. The liberal homosexual lobby silences the opposition once again.

    Posted by: Sam | Feb 5, 2014 8:56:55 PM

  6. The liberal homosexual lobby silences the opposition once again.

    Posted by: Rick | Feb 5, 2014 8:57:13 PM

  7. The religiously delusional should be kept in a secure home to limit the damage done by their psychotic rantings.

    Posted by: StevyD | Feb 5, 2014 10:14:35 PM

  8. Sam/Rick spews nonsense once again. Can't even get his own fake name right.

    Posted by: WOLF | Feb 6, 2014 8:55:56 AM

  9. Ever thought he might be right and you might be wrong?

    Posted by: XX | Feb 6, 2014 10:57:12 AM

  10. I would point out (only a minor thing, but...) that David Silvester can hardly be described as a 'lawmaker'. UK town councils, although elected, serve more as talking shops to represent their people's views to higher tiers of government. They have very few powers other than the ability to set local bye-laws on land they own (e.g. no bonfires in the local park, parking charges in car parks they own etc.)

    Posted by: James | Feb 6, 2014 12:14:57 PM

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