Everyone must know by now how homophobic Russia is – not just in general street culture, but also in how the police “investigate” cases of homophobic violence, and in Russia’s “homosexual propaganda” laws that mean any gay teacher thinking of coming out had better think again if he/she doesn’t want to be a target for dog-shit throwing idiots or even losing his/her job!
Well, what with the Winter Olympic Games being hosted in Sochi, Russia, the UK television Channel 4 has released a wonderful video wishing all athletes the best. Well worth watching…
Which leads me to a second video. Recently the Ukip (former Conservative) councillor David Silvester said the terrible floods ravaging England are divine retribution for Britain’s same-sex marriage laws. Silvester, a Henley-on-Thames councillor who defected to Ukip in protest against the gay marriage laws, said that the country had been “beset by storms” since the passage of the new law on gay marriage because Cameron had acted “arrogantly against the Gospel”.
In a 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.
“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 added: “It is [Cameron’s] 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.”
Now Nicholas Pegg, a South West university graduate has shot to Twitter fame with a comical take on the row over comments. It’s definitely worth checking out:
Ukip actually backed the loon at first, before a saner mind realised that backing Silvester was not doing the party any good. But it’s too late for the right-wing loons to distance themselves from the furore. We all know how Ukip feel on the subject – watch the video, then you’ll know too!