A UKIP candidate who labelled David Cameron a “gay loving nut case” and claimed that God “hates” homosexuality has been suspended by the party.
Harry Perry, who was due to represent UKIP in the Offerton ward in Stockport this month, made the anti-gay comments on Facebook and Twitter.
A UKIP spokesman today confirmed that Perry had been suspended over the comments.
A message sent by Perry to Liberal Democrat candidate Lisa Smart read: “Don’t you know, Lisa, that God hates homosexuality, you cannot be a Christian and support the gay issue.”
On Twitter In a tweet published in November 2012, Mr Perry described David Cameron as a “gay loving nut case”.
— Harry Perry (@harryperry15) November 12, 2013
He also tweeted: “i would leave ukip if they joind with ANY OF THE TTHREE MAIN PARTYS ON THE GAY ISSUE ALONE.”
And said the Conservatives, Labour, and the Lib Dems were all “gay loving”.
On Wednesday, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said his party should “possibly not” have taken money from a donor who believes gay people are incapable of love and who claims that it is not possible for husbands to rape wives.