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UKIP anti-gay councillor won’t quit and says like the Queen: ‘I hope I love all men’

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  1. Midnighter 20 Jan, 6:40pm

    “The Queen in her coronation oath promised to only to pass those laws that are consistent with the Christian gospel.”
    Not that she has any real say in the matter, but this exemplifies why we need to push for disestablishment: we do not live in a theocracy in practice, and it is harmful to maintain the pretence to religion, especially to one which most of the population do not even follow.

    State religion is harmful by being exclusionary, undemocratic, providing tax breaks to the Church, and by the misguided implication that the Christian Bible is the essential basis for morality and justice (which assumption can easily be disproved by actually reading it).

    Not least, it is harmful by encouraging deluded loons to think that their right to a religious opinion is a right to manufacture their own facts, and to use public office to impose their insanity on the rest of the population.

    1. Brilliantly put, Midnighter.

    2. Midnighter – Quite right, my friend.

  2. That There Other David 20 Jan, 6:47pm

    LOL @ “Consistent with the Christian Gospel”. There’s not a lot of consistency in the New Testament I’m afraid. Paul makes most of it up off the top of his head, even in the process completely disregarding words the so-called Son of God is supposed to have said according to the four included Gospels.

    Between this an his nonsense assertion that the Bible tells us how god will destroy Christian nations who abandon him I have to wonder whether he’s actually read the book at all.

    1. Richard 20 Jan, 8:42pm

      Of course he hasn’t read the Bible, he’s Christian!

  3. PantoHorse 20 Jan, 7:11pm

    Henley, my thoughts are with you at this terrible time.

    1. Well, some of them elected him, so don’t concern yourself unduly..

  4. Oh dear. They get nuttier by the day. UKIP if you want to. I’ll be voting for a different party.

  5. rapture 20 Jan, 7:22pm

    Whackjob alert!

  6. The best way to take UKIP down is to tag them as being a party of these types.

    Stay, stay in UKIP!

    UKIP is the British version of the USA Tea Party.

    1. Indeed. UKIP is basically our version of the US Tea Party. They have ultra-Thatcherite globalist economic policies which basically (as the last few years have demonstrated since the financial crisis of 2008 hit) only really benefit a small subsection of the richest people in society.. Will 2014 be the year when the politically none too bright British people (apart from an astute few) finally recognise that this is essentially what UKIP represents? I mean, why do people think papers like the Express give UKIP so much airtime and mostly decent publicity?

  7. allancsn 20 Jan, 8:06pm

    or more like the queen’s sister – LMFAO

  8. Keith in SALFORD 20 Jan, 8:26pm

    Knows what God wants.
    Likens self to H.M.

    Now doctor, what is your opinion..?

    What with this loon and the 85 year old, Spanish cardinal who thinks we are deficient, haven’t we a longgggg way to go, bruvs and sisters..?
    Keith.
    SALFORD

  9. A Disgruntled Scotsman 20 Jan, 8:36pm

    Change the word “the” to “a” and the headline takes on a whole new meaning. Get out of the closet already, Mr Silvester!

  10. “I hope I love all men”. Well this isn’t in line with what he’s been preaching recently.

  11. ‘The gift that keeps on giving’….Just keep on digging that hole, while the rest of us stand and gaze with amazement and delight……..I almost feel sorry for Farage…almost…

  12. If I were the religious type I’d give thanks to god for David Silvester, the gift that keeps on giving…poor Farage…

  13. “…but we are also taught to love the person but hate the sin.”

    OK, this atheist will bite.

    NAME THE CHAPTER AND VERSE to support this “teaching”.

    1. Wherever they got it from, that patronising chestnut went out with Brother Beyond.

  14. This guy should be left alone and be free to believe and say whatever he wants

    1. Dave North 21 Jan, 11:18am

      Not when it harms others he isn’t.

    2. BlokeToys 21 Jan, 1:35pm

      He can believe and say what he wants, but he CANNOT claim to serve all people when obviously being bigoted towards a group of people. This would be like electing a racist and expecting them to be a fair and reasonable politician.
      It is a conflict of interest.

      Democratic governance is for everyone, not just the people you like.

      And, just as he has the right to preach his insane ramblings, we have the right to argue against them. Or do you believe (as Republicans, Christians, Tea Party fanatics and other “conservative” types often do) that freedom of opinion and expression is exclusively for the Right Wing and that anyone who disagrees should not have that right?

      We all have a right to combat ignorance and stupidity by these religious nutters, and nothing you can say will change that.

      Leave him alone? Not a chance in hell while he holds any position in public office.

    3. No one has stopped him saying anything – he can’t even stop himself! All UKIP said was ‘not in our name’. He chose not to tow the party line and they kicked him out. Happily the damage was done, UKIP really is the British version of the Tea Party. Populated by ignorant loudmouths of limited intelligence. There will be another one along in a minute.

  15. Wallster 21 Jan, 11:14am

    UKIP is a magnet for nutjobs!

  16. He’s right about one thing: the bond between the Tories and the English establishment!

    1. I would agree. The Tory Party is the party of the Establishment which is why it can’t get its head around democratic concepts like the idea of us all having not just a vote but an EQUAL vote.

  17. how can you serve the gay people of Henley?

  18. Susan and Edward 21 Jan, 5:11pm

    David Silvester says that “The Queen in her coronation oath promised to only to pass those laws that are consistent with the Christian gospel.”

    Apparently, he is unaware that Queen Elizabeth II readily gave Royal Assent to the bills passed by (1) the Parliament of Canada, (2) the New Zealand Parliament, and (3) the British Parliament which provided for the legalization of civil marriage for all consenting adult couples, no matter their gender, no matter their sexual orientation in, respectively, (1) Canada, (2) New Zealand (except the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau), and (3) England and Wales.

    And he is in for another surprise when, later in 2014, the Queen gives Royal Warrant (as Royal Assent is known in Scotland) to the bill recently passed by the Scottish Parliament that makes the same provision as the other three did (since the Scottish bill passed its Second Reading with flying colors [the most crucial reading],it will in all likelihood easily pass the next stages).

  19. This idiot is a nutter, hence UKIP the party of loons!! He’s more to be ridiculed and laughed at then be upset with. Poor man, and as the saying goes there’s no fool like an old fool!!

  20. Lee Brown 21 Jan, 9:52pm

    Only “heading towards the barmy edge”? I’d say he’d fallen over it.

  21. bill hooper 21 Jan, 10:33pm

    Is this character a rejected out-take from Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life”?

  22. William Hooper 21 Jan, 10:36pm

    This elected moron sounds like a rejected out-take from Monty Python’s “Meaning of Life”.

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