Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Tory PPC Suspended.

Tory PPC for North Ayrshire and Arran, Phillip Lardner, has been suspended by his party after what were seen as homophobic comments on his website. The News of The World website reports that..
.... the section, which was removed from the website this afternoon, said: "I will always support the rights of homosexuals to be treated within concepts of (common-sense) equality and respect, and defend their rights to choose to live the way they want in private, but I will not accept that their behaviour is 'normal' or encourage children to indulge in it.
"The promotion of homosexuality by public bodies (as per 'clause 28′/section 2a in Scotland,) was correctly outlawed by Mrs Thatcher's government. Toleration and understanding is one thing, but state-promotion of homosexuality is quite another.
"Why should Christian churches be forced by the government to employ homosexuals as 'ministers' against all that the Bible teaches? They are being forced by the government to betray their mission – would the Equality and Human Rights Commission be fined for refusing a job to Nick Griffin?
"Christians (and most of the population) believe homosexuality to be somewhere between 'unfortunate' and simply 'wrong' and they should not be penalised for politely saying so – good manners count too, of course.
"The current 'law' is wrong and must be overturned in the interests of freedom as well as Christian values."
Lardner is also a "climate change denier" and is on the religious right of the Conservative Party.

1 comment:

  1. Seems like a good heir to Phil Gallie to me.