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Gay former Tory mayor: Same-sex marriage act is a ‘silly and dreadful’ law

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  1. The man really is on another planet.

    I would happily take on a job as a registrar as I have no qualms about marrying two people, regardless of their sexuality.

    1. Michael Anthony 1 Oct 2013, 3:00pm

      There are plenty of jobs that people have where they cannot opt out just because its against their religion. Take doctors, nurses. Firefighters, police, sales, etc. If anyone if those refused service because its against their religion, they would be fired. Registrars work for gov and must abide all laws. No exceptions.

  2. Where would we be without internalised homophobia, eh?

    1. Trouble is that it isn’t particularly internalised in this instance.

  3. Brian Coleman is a thug as well as being a dreadful and silly anti-gay bigot.

  4. Michael 2912 1 Oct 2013, 12:16pm

    What a breath-takingly jaw-droppingly gob-smackingly idiotic schmuck. Stop hating yourself fella. There are enough out there doing that already. Don’t give them a reason to side-crackingly belly-achingly laugh at you too.

    1. ok, a +1 for the wonderful sequence of adjectives!

    2. To me, this man epitomises what homophobia is all about. In a way, he’s lucky. He’s acknowledged his sexuality. Those mad, frothing-at-the-mouth TV evangelists and other outspoken anti-gay bigots are EXACTLY like him. The only difference is – they’re still in the closet and simply cannot accept their homosexuality. So, they spew their same-sex-attraction self-loathing onto gay people, who represent that which they hate most about themselves. If ONLY the world understood this better, perhaps homophobes would think much harder before speaking out. “The bigger the homophobe – the bigger the closet case”.

  5. Jock S. Trap 1 Oct 2013, 12:20pm

    Get stuffed Coleman, you vile piece of violent crap!

  6. Oh dear. Another sad self-hater.

    1. Michael Anthony 1 Oct 2013, 2:56pm

      How true! Someone has to have pretty low self esteem to speak the way he does

  7. PantoHorse 1 Oct 2013, 12:24pm

    Why is a man who has been convicted of an assault by beating still sitting as a councillor? Surely a conviction like that whilst one is actually sitting should result in dismissal?

    1. Councillors are only disqualified if they have a 3 month sentence or more.

      1. PantoHorse 2 Oct 2013, 9:47am

        He hit someone, a woman, in this case, but that’s OK, it was within acceptable tolerances?!

        I think the rules for disqualification need some adjustment.

  8. Dave North 1 Oct 2013, 12:29pm

    And you are a silly and dreadful person if that’s what you think.

    Next…..

  9. ““We now have no protection if [council staff] have a moral objection to implement this policy, so we are effectively ruling out vast areas of our community from taking jobs as registrars.””

    Quite rightly too, just as we rule out racist persons who might claim moral objections to officiating at interracial marriages from becoming registrars

    1. Beelzeebub 1 Oct 2013, 12:32pm

      You beat me to it…… See next post.

      1. Clearly great minds think alike.

    2. And some “community” that’d be to begin with, with their “moral objections”!

  10. Beelzeebub 1 Oct 2013, 12:31pm

    “We now have no protection if [council staff] have a moral objection to implement this policy, so we are effectively ruling out vast areas of our community from taking jobs as registrars.

    I’m sure the bigots complained similarly when interracial marriage was announced.

    Just what do these goons need “protection” from.

    Love?

  11. The true face of the Tory Party – irrational, bigoted, violent and extremist.

    This fascist scum is ONLY independent because of his fondness for violently assaulting women.

    Otherwise he would fit right in with thw extremist scum who make up tje majority of the Tories.

    Remember how few Tory MPs actually support equality.

  12. Robert in S. Kensington 1 Oct 2013, 12:44pm

    Perhaps he would find solace in the UKIP where he really belongs.

    Who are the ‘many gay people’ he claims he knows who agree with his view on the marriage bill I wonder? I wish they’d all come forward to reveal themselves just to see how many there are. Probably three or four or pretending to be gay.

    Who will rid us of this silly dreadful pathetic excuse of human detritus?

    1. Mumbo Jumbo 1 Oct 2013, 1:43pm

      “…..Who are the ‘many gay people’ he claims he knows who agree with his view on the marriage bill I wonder?…..”

      I assume they are the same ones who attend dinner parties at Andrew Pierce’s Place.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 1 Oct 2013, 1:50pm

        Probably, I think he had about ten guests over. Who else but Tory self-loathers.

  13. His argument is fundamentally flawed. If council staff have a moral objection to performing a gay marriage ceremony then they need to consider that their moral viewpoint is immoral.
    It’s like me complaining about be excluded for a job as a priest because I’m an atheist.

    His point that he knows other people who have the same view shows the feebleness of his argument. Since when is something right and true solely because it’s a belief also held by others?

    The language he uses in his opposition to the act is ridiculously childish. He might as well have said the act was mean and icky.

  14. Paul Essex/London 1 Oct 2013, 12:48pm

    Congratulations Brian, you’ve managed to make it to over half a century alining you’re logic to suit the world around you in order to ‘fit in’. Well thankfully the government hasn’t listened to the insecurities of LGBT like you, who have internalised the hate in order not to rock the boat, but rather had been more concerned that a generation of LGBT kids shouldn’t have a to grow up in the homophobic world that you did. When so many people are more concerned for your rights than you that should tell you something very wrong is going on in your psyche.

    1. Paul Essex/London 1 Oct 2013, 12:49pm

      correction: *your logic*

  15. That There Other David 1 Oct 2013, 12:56pm

    LOL. Suck it up Brian. You lost, big time. Now we all get to point and laugh at people like you as we get hitched. And the absolute worst thing for you is that most of the hets will cheer us on whilst we do it, because they all think you’re a twisted waste of space too :-)

  16. Move on mate! It’s happenned….no-ones listening anymore, it’s old news….the homophobic bigots lost by a massive majority, get over it!

    1. Anybody getting a bit worried-like me- that its NOT over?

      That the implimentation of this legiskation could be “indefinitely” delayed by a tory party running scared of UKIP?

      Perhaps someone who knows about these things can tell us whether this is at all possible now???????

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 1 Oct 2013, 1:57pm

        Not at all. It would be political suicide for the Tory party to delay implementing the marriage act in spite of the opposition in their ranks. It really would be handing the election to Miliband on a plate. The agitators such as Peter Bone and his EDM private member’s bill to hold a referendum to delay the bill taking effect for one year won’t go anywhere either. It would need the overwhelming support of Labour and Lib Dems to get it done and that’s not going to happen even with only slightly over half of the Tories supporting it. I very much doubt if it ever gets to second reading.

      2. Robert in S. Kensington 1 Oct 2013, 3:51pm

        Lynne Featherstone just tweeted me to say that Peter Bone’s EDM won’t succeed. The overhwelming majority in both houses voted for the bill and that’s that! His motion is just an exercise in making him look even more of a delusional fool than he already is.

      3. Don’t think it can be delayed. The biggots forget this is no longer in Cameron”s gift. SSM is an Act of Law having been approved by both Houses of Parliament and signed onto statute by HMQ. To change anything would need a secondary piece of legislation that would be defeated by the pro-SSM tory mps with the liberals and labour and of course would be flattened by the House of Lords. Religion is not a majority occupation in the UK. If anyone doubts that one only has to compare the crowds in the church and mosque each week to the numbers in Westfield shopping centre. The main religion of the Uk is consumerism. There are many Tory voters pissed off with the coalition however the latest UGov Poll also showed that there’s a greater percentage of liberal minded Tory votes who would switch to liberal or labour if the Tories move to the right than would be gained back from UKIP. I’m just sorry that these wankers keep dragging SSM and all of us into their private grief/electoral dilema!

        1. That is what they are doing though. We all know that the
          Tories have a pretty well-deserved reputation for being Britain’s ‘nasty party’ but I can’t think thinking that their incessant smearing of Britain’s unemployed as being composed mainly of ‘workshy’ layabouts and with their resulting policies from that prejudice is a response to UKIP’s popularity who also share that opinion.

          This is why I hope people don’t vote UKIP even if they are anti-EU because the Tories are interpreting the message in the wrong way.

        2. Ironically enough it was the ‘Church of England at Prayer’ aka the Tory Party that helped to ensure our new main religion of consumerism by making Sunday trading legal.

  17. Oh no, that HUGE problem of religious bigots not being able to become registrars.

    The country will grind to a halt without them!!

  18. This is an extreme version of the “know your place” gay guy, all too happy to shuffle to the back of the bus because they’d rather not make a fuss or just get on with it

    Luckily there are opinionated gay guys like myself to make up for the ones who “know their place”.

    Say, how do we vote on those speeches in the last feature? It says “vote for your favorite” but offers no means of doing so!

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 1 Oct 2013, 1:49pm

      Nick Herbert also made some rather impassioned speeches and those weren’t listed. I don’t understand why comments are disabled, makes no sense. Why print the article in fhe first place?

    2. PantoHorse 1 Oct 2013, 2:55pm

      There’s some drop downs at the bottom of the article

    3. Robert in S. Kensington 1 Oct 2013, 3:15pm

      You can vote if you fill in the information further down the page in spite of comments being disabled. I still think Nick Herbert’s speeches should have been listed.

  19. Agent Provokatur 1 Oct 2013, 1:35pm

    Aren’t people like this termed “Wankers” on your side of the pond or is my English (vs, American) dated?

    1. dorsetbob 1 Oct 2013, 3:19pm

      Hi agent p. Dont worry, your English is still up to date. Wanker is still appropriate ,but I think in his case Asshole may be more accurate ! ;o)

  20. Is he also fighting for the rights of those who don’t agree with mixed race or mixed religious ‘marriages’?

    If not, then why is he fighting for those who don’t like us or agree with equality?

    http://www.rainbow-citizen.com

  21. “Speaking at last Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, Mr Coleman said: “This act is a dreadful and silly piece of legislation and I know many gay men and women who think the same.”

    This is like a racist white person saying that he has many black friends that agree with him .

    1. He is probably talking about the Uncle Tom who works for the Daily Mail.
      Colman is probably trying to shore up his swivel-eyed support, in case he gets turfed off the gravy train come the next council elections. Vile man

  22. Spiritbody 1 Oct 2013, 2:30pm

    If you work in any of the public sectors, you need to acknowledge and accept that your job description may change over time, as the needs of the public which you’re serving change. And if any of those changes go against your moral grain, then its up to you to quit and go find a job that doesn’t. We are all responsible for ensuring that we are living in accordance with our ethics. Cant expect anyone else to do that for us. If anyone feels they’ve been forced out of a job they loved by ‘the gays’, well thats not strictly true. Im sure they were very welcome to stay. We need experienced registrars. If they were ‘forced’ out at all, it was by their own bigotry and prejudice.

  23. This man would be better off in therapy than politics.

  24. Is having equality of choice “silly and dreadful”? SSM isn’t going to be compulsory.

  25. God! Another self – hater!

    Andrew

    Professor Andrew Miles MSc MPhil PhD DSc (hc)
    andrew.miles@pchealthcare.org.uk

  26. Angela S. 1 Oct 2013, 3:15pm

    Unfortunately we have incredibly stupid idiots among us who fit under the LGBTQI umbrella……
    And obviously idiots are not excempt from political office…..

  27. This is just more proof that gay people are no different than any other community of people or any other minority. Jews had/have their Kapos and Quislings and black people had/have their Uncle Toms and we have our Brian Colemans. The one good thing about it is that history will be just as kind to Mr. Coleman as it has been to Kapos, Quislings and Uncle Toms.

    1. I’ve said this elsewhere on here. To me, this man epitomises what homophobia is all about. In a way, he’s lucky. He’s acknowledged his sexuality. Those mad, frothing-at-the-mouth TV evangelists and other outspoken anti-gay bigots are EXACTLY like him. The only difference is – they’re still in the closet and simply cannot accept their homosexuality. So, they spew their same-sex-attraction self-loathing onto gay people, who represent that which they hate most about themselves. If ONLY the world understood this better, perhaps homophobes would think much harder before speaking out. “The bigger the homophobe – the bigger the closet case”.

  28. “…ruling out vast areas of our community from taking jobs as registrars.”
    Bizarre priorities.

  29. johnny33308 1 Oct 2013, 4:46pm

    WTF is wrong with this guy? It seems he is filled with a self-loathing that prevents him from using his mind properly. He belongs in Go Proud, that loathsome cesspool of self-hatred organized especially for people like him. And that evil b!tch Ann Coulter is their ‘advisor’….go figure…we do not need the likes of him trying to scuttle our Equality! He betrays his own people, and even more disgusting, himself! He has no shame!

  30. Dave North 1 Oct 2013, 9:38pm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Coleman

    Read it and weep.

    This pr!ck represents nobody but himself.

    1. Beelzeebub 1 Oct 2013, 9:43pm

      Jesus H.

      Ive just read all of it.

      The man is a pathetic arrogant abuser of public money and not fit to run a whelk stall.

      Why did they keep voting this greedy selfish man in.

      1. Dave North 1 Oct 2013, 9:49pm

        Me too.

        Just read it right through.

        I need to go for a shower as I feel dirty having read it.

  31. No, Mr Ladele, YOU are silly and dreaful.

  32. Sheogorath 4 Oct 2013, 12:23am

    Dear Mr. Coleman,
    After reading your statement, I wish to respectfully refer you to the reply given in Arkell v. Pressdram with the utmost sincerity possible.
    Yours, a gay person who knows better than to hate himself.

  33. Isnt it more accurate to describe him less as ‘outspoken’ and more so ‘attention seeking, self loathing, opinionated, loud mouth’ ? ( just asking ;-) )

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