A ‘sinister monk’ is distributing homophobic leaflets in Brighton, comparing gay people to paedophiles.

A Brighton resident told Pink News: “This morning a man dressed in a black monks habit posted a homophobic flier through my door. The front denounces homosexuality using the usual biblical nonsense but the back attempts to link gays with paedophiles.

“It states that gays suffer from a mental disorder or have been sexually abused as children. It then goes on to denounce Pride Marches.

“I chased after this monk and told him I was gay and told him that I didn’t want his bigoted rubbish posted through my door and gave him back his flier.”

It is the second such report this year of a monk-like figure distributing similar leaflets in the UK, following an incident in Cambridge in April.

The leaflet states in part: “The practice of homosexuality is both blasphemy against God and rebellion against nature.

“It [is] abundantly evident that a penis is made for a vagina, and not for an anus. An anus is in fact designed solely for defecation.

“Homosexuality, as well as being a sin and a vice, is essentially a neurosis, a pathological condition, the result of several factors including childhood experiences.

“Homosexualism has become a cult, and by the indoctrination of school children and regular propaganda through the media, it seeks converts.

“The general acceptance of homosexuality(…) will only lead to a continuing degeneration and corruption of morals, and the disintegration of family life. There is no such thing, and never can be any such thing as ‘gay marriage’.

“If the practice of homosexuality is acceptable, then in time any form of sexual deviation, perversion and experimentation will be acceptable, including the progressive lowering of the age of consent, taking it below the age of puberty, and thus legalizing paedophilia.”

It also attacks the Queen for signing same-sex marriage into law, saying she “has ceased to be a Christian ruler”, and the government, which it likens to Nazis and Communists.