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UKIP leader Nigel Farage: Same-sex marriage is ‘illiberal’ because it hurts religious institutions

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  1. Your right to observe your religion, ends where it infringes on the civil rights of others.
    Civil liberty before religious bigotry.

    1. Well put.

    2. Could not agree more!

  2. The rights of the religious begin and end with them – to force anyone else to live in compliance against their wishes is tyranny. It is my right to NOT be forced to agree with or capitulate to or be dictated to THEIR bloody nonsense.

    But then you would never look to Farage for a cogent argument – and this is just a very transparent land grab to try and entice the frustrated bigot fringe from the Tory party.

  3. Well he’s right of course, I mean look at all the divorcees that the Churches have been ordered to marry against their wishes by pesky Europe.


    1. Yeh, exactly non nada zip

  4. Until the day comes when people like this and their “chicken little” dire predictions come true, the ball of marriage equality will continue to roll on as it has done for the past 12 years. What idiots like this and all those like him do not understand is that they had been fed lies and myths from the pulpit about gay people. And when you build your “house” upon a foundation of untruths, it is doomed to fail.

  5. YOU cant get married because it’s against MY religion.
    Same nonsense different day.

  6. Nigel Farage on “gay marriage” –

  7. Dave North 5 Sep 2013, 11:30am

    Which part of the “triple lock” does this guffawing buffoon not understand.

    Same sex marriage has nothing to do with these pedlars of fairy stories.

  8. Why doesn’t this disgusting homophobe just buggar off to Russia? They too are isolationist, nationalistic, homophobic, bully-boy xenophobes who also seek scalegoats. Perhaps there he may just stand a realistic chance of getting elected ….

  9. By that logic, we could argue that UKIP is illiberal because there’s a vague chance they could turn way more right wing and become the next Nazi party. Hell, we could argue that allowing people to be born is illiberal because those people could grow up to be serial killers.

    1. Dave North 5 Sep 2013, 12:17pm

      Especially considering that it seems to be soaking up all the unsavoury swivel eyed loons from the other parties.

  10. Mihangel apYrs 5 Sep 2013, 11:57am

    “civil marriage” bitch.

    It has nothing to do with any religion

  11. So-lets get this perfectly clear…..

    UKIP will be going into the 2015 General Election with a policy of ABOLISHING equal marriage for gay and lesbian people- and all those gay and lesbian people who will have married in the meantime-will have their marriages ANNULLED by UKIP?

    SO- if you are married and vote UKIP- you are effectively voting to END YOUR MARRIAGE????????

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 5 Sep 2013, 12:22pm

      Not going to happen!

  12. Jock S. Trap 5 Sep 2013, 12:24pm

    Yeah… remember all those divorcees who have fought religion at ever turn going to the EU…. oh hang on nope that would be a lie too.

    Oi Farage, shut it. Marriage for all to choose is here. Deal with it.

  13. Robert in S. Kensington 5 Sep 2013, 12:24pm

    Farage must be really desperate if this is all he can come up with. Oh how he craves attention, delusional loon.

    1. Instead of the poncey pseudo-French pronunciation of his surname (originally Ferridge, I believe), he should more suitably go all Italian and spell it Farrago.

  14. What worries me is how he can LIE and no one stops him from doing so. The CoE is protected by law in this matter. The law cannot make the CoE marry 2 guys or 2 girls. It should be illegal to blatantly lie. It’s called scaremongering. It won’t fool the literate, but most of his followers, and there’re too many, are apes who read The Sun and such rubbish.

  15. The European Court of Human Rights doesn’t have the ability to overturn primary legislation, and doesn’t have any jurisdiction over private organisations like churches anyway. UKIP is a party of fantasists. I hope for their sake they never get into a position of power – I don’t think they could cope with the real world.

  16. Oh goodness he’s stupid, isn’t he?

    He probably thinks the Quadruple Lock is something made by Chubb or Yale.

  17. BlokeToys 5 Sep 2013, 1:00pm

    Uneducated, barely literate, right-wing idiots.

    Some of the things these complete numpties say are so embarrassing, it’s unreal.

    Farrage is nothing more than a loudmouth ranter with barely a rational opinion on anything.

    The fact that they have completely failed to encourage the LGBT population to believe in anything they stand for shows how ignorant they are. They don’t want our votes, which shows that if they ever did gain any power here they wouldn’t give a damn about any minorities.

    They are the party of the Daily Mail reading, knuckle dragging, headline screeching, illiterate, fat, white “Christian” male. Hopefully that’s such a small group they will never get anywhere to exert any influence in this country.

  18. “illilberal” LOL

    Sorry but if anything is “illiberal” in this world, it’s organized religion and parties like UKIP.

  19. David Jordan 5 Sep 2013, 1:19pm

    By that logic removing same-sex marriage is also illiberal as it forbids members of groups like the Quakers and Unitarians from practicing part of their religion.
    Isn’t it funny how a man who complains about interference by Brussels so much seems to be one of the biggest cheerleaders for Vatican and American evangelical interference?

  20. A fantastic example of just how honest Nigel Farage is.

  21. Is that the smirk of hypocracy on the Farrage countanance. It amazes me he has the front to utter the word illiberal, he certainly does not understand its meaning. What a pl*nker.

  22. AddALittleColour 5 Sep 2013, 3:02pm

    UKIP has a LGBT wing.

    They’re on Twitter:

    And they’re on Facebook:

    Let them know what you think, and ask them what they can do about it…

  23. Well said Mr Farage!

    Up until now you have had to rely on the loons within your party to show what a collection of bigoted, short sighted chancers you are. Now you have shown that you are every bit equal to them and further demonstrating how unelectable you are.

    You may, as Valksy says, be making a land grab for some Tories but the land you are grabbing is useless swamp.

  24. I went back to my Church recently as I was in need of support, but I am seriously considering walking away again for good. Though there are a good number of truely amazing, open-minded, and inclusive members there are even more that see the subject of Equal Marriage a treat to the Church generally.

    I have been told that Civil Partnerships are ‘adequate’ and yet when I explain that in the eyes of the law they are far from equal I see people’s eyes roll. We are far from equal and simpering, by saying I am accepted as I am, is poor lip service.

    The divorce rate at my Church is consistent with the rest of the country and yet they see this as an acceptable part of 21st Century Life; and when I mention that slavery was endorsed by Paul, they merely scoff.

    I am not accepted but have nowhere else to go it seems.

    I am in two minds whether to challenge these individuals or go it alone; Christ said, ‘A prophet is not welcome in his home town.’ It certainly looks that way.

  25. If religion trumps everything why isn’t he advocating for divorce and abortion to be made illegal?

  26. Their LGBT wing is on Twitter and Facebook.

    Ask them what they think.

  27. If it is “illiberal”, then a reactionary like Father Farage should be behind the move 110%.

    And I see UKIP remains true to the ‘one-issue-wonking’ it is famous for. Blaming the European Court of Human Rights for everything they perceive as being bad in Britain.

  28. Robert in S. Kensington 5 Sep 2013, 6:33pm

    He’s one Little Englander who has yet to make it to Stonewall’s bigot of the year awards. I’d give another to C4M’s Sharon James, the Mail and Telegraph too.

  29. MarKo Hubert 5 Sep 2013, 11:00pm

    iis it what we call demagogy? Saying something false as if it is right just to put forward you stupidity and distroying the legality of something????? Anyhow this guy is a real asshole!

  30. Spanner1960 7 Sep 2013, 4:27pm

    I wonder what Farrage’s opinion of others calling religious institutions, ‘narrow-minded, vindictive, selfish, controlling and out of touch”?

    I imagine he would consider it totally unacceptable and have them summarily thrown out.

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