A Ukip-authorised Christian group has been condemned for distributing a newsletter that refers to gay people as depraved sodomites and argues that they could be converted from a state of vice.
On Tuesday night, the party distanced itself from the publication by the Christian Soldiers of Ukip but was facing calls to categorically cut all ties with the group, which holds events annually at the party’s conference and has previously published articles by the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage.
The comments emerged in an article about last year’s Manchester Pride event, which was described in the Christian Soldiers newsletter as an “annual parade of depravity”. It said: “Thousands of people proclaiming their pride in their depravity paraded through the streets watched by multiple thousands of supporters applauding the display of wickedness and seeking to drown out the voices of the few crying in the wilderness.
Look, people are allowed to express their views. It’s, umm, what’s that word…..democracy isn’t it?
As to the wider party when I worked for it I and everyone else worked bloody hard to get the first transgender lesbian MEP elected, at least one of the current crop is out and has been for decades and one press bod used to be the student union’s gay officer while at uni. That there are some people within the party who hold views the bien pensants do not approve of might well be true. But then said bien pensants don’t seem to approve of any views held by anyone at all in the party. As an organisation Ukip is no more homophobic (or any other form of -ic or -ist) than any other organisation in the UK. Except of course for the eurocrats, they can all go boil their heads. And the federasts.