From the “you have to be freaking joking” file comes this gem from the United Kingdom. A former conservative MP David Silvester claims to have discovered the real reason for the United Kingdom’s recent series of adverse weather incidents. It is sort of anthropogenic but is caused by the passage of same sex marriage laws rather than the release of Carbon Dioxide and other greenhouse gasses.
Mr Silvester, who left the Conservative Party because it was not conservative enough, has now been suspended from the UKIP for his comments. From the Guardian:
A Ukip councillor who blamed the Christmas and new year floods on the passage of gay marriage laws has been suspended from the party, Ukip said on Sunday, reversing an earlier view that he was entitled to his opinion.
Henley-on-Thames councillor David Silvester, who defected from the Tories in protest at David Cameron’s support for same-sex unions, said he had warned the prime minister of “repercussions” if gay marriage went ahead.
He was suspended by Ukip after defying a request not to do further interviews on his beliefs following his initial claims made in a letter to a local newspaper. The move came as leader Nigel Farage launched a clearout of “extremist, nasty or barmy” views from the party ahead of polls in May.
To be considered too nutty for the UKIP is some achievement. Obviously even the UKIP has standards, of sorts.
And of course Mr Silvester is not homophobic.
“I don’t have a problem with gay people. I believe as a Christian I should love gay people and indeed, I do.
“My prayer for them is they will be healed. It is nonsense to say it is homophobic. If you love a person enough to want them to be healed and to have a proper family, that is hardly homophobic. It is a spiritual disease … it’s not what I say, it’s what the Bible says.”
Silvester added: “I am a man who prays every day for every member of the cabinet and for every member of the royal family and when, two years ago, I wrote to the prime minister to warn him there are repercussions for serious breaches of the coronation oath, such as this one has been, when I saw what followed I naturally assumed this was the result of them going against God’s laws.
“This is not new, this happened in the Old Testament – they were warned if they turned against God there would be pestilence, there would be war, there would be disasters.”
With people like Mr Silvester occupying important positions in the world’s
democratic governing systems it is no wonder that the human race is grappling with how to handle climate change.