Politician blames UK bad weather on legalisation of same-sex marriage
A local politician for the UK Independent Party has blamed Britain’s recent bout of bad weather on David Cameron and the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
The councillor, David Silvester, was a former Conservative Party member who quit the party after it moved to allow same-sex unions.
Silvester says he wrote to the Prime Minister warning him of the consequences should same-sex marriages be approved and now his warnings have come to pass.
"I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the passage of his same-sex marriage bill," wrote Silvester. "It is his fault that large swaths of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.
"He has arrogantly acted against the Gospel that once made Britain 'great' and the lesson surely to be learned is that no man or men, however powerful, can mess with Almighty God with impunity and get away with it, for everything a nation does is weighed on the scale of divine approval or disapproval."
The UKIP has quickly distanced itself from Silvester’s comments, with a spokeswoman saying the views expressed were "not the party's belief" but Silvester was entitled to state his opinions.