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Oxfordshire: ‘Bible-believing’ Tory councillor defects to UKIP over same-sex marriage

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  1. So presumable he’s all for slavery? :D

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 20 Feb 2013, 2:52pm

    Good riddance to another Tory bigot. The UKIP is the perfect place for him to excercise his bigotry with impunity. Now I wonder where all those Tory MPs in opposition are going? Have any of them defected yet and if not, why not, if as they say equal marriage has split their party?

  3. Hopefully he’ll be gone in the next election.

  4. Yeah!!!!!!! Got rid of another one.

  5. I guess that proves that UKIP isnt as innocent as it likes to claim. Its a racist, homophobic party, thats all there is. Bigots are flocking to it. Makes it easier for us to contain them if they are all in one place.

  6. I wonder just how much of ‘a bible believing Christian’ we would discover him to be if we delved just a little in to his life???

  7. religion and politics should NEVER be mixed.

    1. maybe

      but think about it – we all have a worldview, a sense of right and wrong – and who is to say what worldview is the right one and what is right and wrong.

      at least religion helps some to get a perspective on these things. Arguably, we are left with relativism, opinion or simply there is no such thing as right and wrong.

      1. Religion isn’t the only option, though – Godless morality is not impossible, as a former bishop has pointed out beautifully

        http://www.amazon.co.uk/Godless-Morality-Richard-Holloway/dp/1841955787

  8. CH Brighton 20 Feb 2013, 3:31pm

    UKIP = Front National

  9. That There Other David 20 Feb 2013, 3:45pm

    Looking at his photo is anyone surprised by this? If you Google’d “Tory anti-gay bigot hiding behind Bible” that mugshot or one extremely similar would probably be first on the results list.

  10. Jock S. Trap 20 Feb 2013, 3:53pm

    Good… goodbye and good riddance.

    It’s just a shame it’s not him retiring from public live in general. Give us all a rest from one more bigot!

  11. Bye David. Close the door on your way out.

  12. Well that’s fine. He’s joined a fringe party, and he will now revel in the anonymity he has so richly earned.

  13. How about we all club together and pay for a nice little holiday at Dignatas for him? I’d throw in a £10!

  14. Next time you’re passing…….keep going. BIGOT!!

  15. I’ve said this before, It is wrong that an elected Councillor can simply change parties or become an independent when their party goes against their own personal wishes/agenda.

    David Silvester got elected as Tory Councillor, not as UKIP Councillor. I’d be fuming if having voted for him, he now decides owing to his own personal prejudices to change parties.

    This practice should be illegal.

    In any event, he’s proven himself as dishonest.

    He got elected on the Tory party ticket now as he disagrees with his party leader, he jumps ship to the UKIPs.

    What a despicable man.

    Amazing how many who spout on about the bible actually are the most immoral.

    1. Indeed, though I think to make changing one’s political allegiances ‘illegal’ would itself be wrong. Instead, it should certainly be grounds for an immediate by-election, with the Tory Party being allowed to put up someone actually representing their party.

      1. The irony is with the majority of Conservative MPs voting AGAINST same sex marriage, with enormous support from the party faithful, this councillor is more representative of the party than their leaders.

  16. At this rate, Cameron will have his party cleaned up in no time at all.

    1. If he can get rid of all the bigots, I’ll vote for him next time around.

      1. Never mind the gutting of the NHS, slashing the welfare state, tipping us into a triple recession etc etc.

  17. Jason Feather 20 Feb 2013, 6:10pm

    Ahh that’s nice, he should be at home now amongst all the other homophobic and racist bigots in UKIP

  18. Who is he?

  19. Har Davids 20 Feb 2013, 7:31pm

    Funny how this bigot brands himself as a Bible-believing Christian and expects to be taken seriously, just because of his narrow-mindedness. Shouldn’t he, as a responsible politician, be able to take other peoples’ convictions into consideration?

  20. I am heartened that we still have politicians who act according to his principles, and these happen to be rooted in his Christian faith and has nothing to do with bigotry.

    I have no doubt that Cllr Silvester did not come to this decision lightly and no doubt this reflects the quandary that many in his position feel and more in the electorate than some here would care to admit.

    1. So he should resign instead of forcing his views on those who elected him.

      1. That There Other David 21 Feb 2013, 10:22pm

        Indeed. His constituents don’t want a UKIP councillor, they want a Tory. He should resign from the council with immediate effect.

  21. Keep religion out of politics please.
    I don’t partcularly care what your god thinks about me, or anyone else for that matter.

  22. Bye,bye! Bigot!

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