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WATCH: Anti-gay Christian group backs campaign for gay pardons… kind of

Joseph McCormick February 11, 2015

In a bizarre and (presumably) sarcastic video, the director of an anti-gay Christian group has backed a campaign by Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry calling for pardons for gay men convicted of gross indecency.

The campaign, which is backed by Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch, estimates that at least 49,000 men were convicted under gross indecency laws.

An open letter signed by Fry and Cumberbatch, last week asked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to join the campaign, but they declined.

They will be pleased to know that, as well as Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, they have the backing of Christian Voice’s Stephen Green, who in the video attack’s Fry’s assertion that God must be “evil”, “stupid” and “a maniac”, saying he must be since he “created the iceberg which sank the Titanic.”

Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice, says: “There can be no doubt that ours is the most intelligent, compassionate, sophisticated and clever generation that has ever walked this earth. Clearly, if something is not against the law now, it never should have been.

“To be honest, I’m not sure a pardon for homosexuals is enough. Mr Cumberbatch and Mr Fry should really have proposed some way to honour the men convicted, and I explore this idea in the video.

“It is a great privilege to be allied to such a far-sighted couple of people who are sweeping the morality of the past so firmly into the dustbin of history.”

Green in 2013 blamed a 2supermouse” infestation in a London branch of Tesco on the brand’s support for gay pride events. 

In 2011, the BBC was criticised after it invited Green to comment about the birth of Sir Elton John and David Furnish’s first child.

Mr Green, who has supported the death penalty for gay people with HIV and prison sentences for others, told BBC News: “This isn’t just a designer baby for Sir Elton John; this is a designer accessory…”

He added: “Now it seems like money can buy him anything and so he has entered into this peculiar arrangement… The baby is a product of it. A baby needs a mother and it seems an act of pure selfishness to deprive a baby of a mother.”

In response, the BBC said the decision to interview Mr Green reflected a genuine debate over the issue of surrogacy for same-sex couples.

The bizarre video is available to view below

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