UKIP coucillor claims recent floods are 'divine retribution for gay marriage'

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In the recent rush by the Conservative Party to try and wrest the right wing immigration debate back from UKIP, their strategists may have forgotten one tiny detail. That UKIP is full of complete lunatics. A UKIP councillor has claimed that Britain's recent storms and floods are "divine retribution for the government's decision to legalise gay marriage.

David Silvester, the councillor in question is himself a former Conservative. He left the party and headed rightwards in protest at David Cameron’s support for same sex unions, muttering darkly at the time that a change in legislation would lead to ‘disasters’

The Henley-on-Thames councillor decided to write a letter to the Henley Standard blaming the recent floods and storms because the Prime Minister had acted "arrogantly against the Gospel".

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.

"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."

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

"He has arrogantly acted against the Gospel that once made Britain 'great' and the lesson surely to be learned is that no man or men, however powerful, can mess with Almighty God with impunity and get away with it for everything a nation does is weighed on the scaled of divine approval or disapproval."

It is an intriguing psychological phenomenon that Silvester considers gay marriage a more likely candidate for the storms than say global warming or turbulence in the Gulf Stream.

A UKIP spokeswoman said: "If the media are expecting Ukip to either condemn or condone someone's personal religious views they will get absolutely no response.

Meanwhile the Tories must be thanking their lucky angels that Silvester defected and this has turned out to be a UKIP fringe nutter story rather than a Tory fringe nutter story

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