“What you’re doing with the gay marriage issue is you’re rubbing people’s noses in the dirt. Everyone had agreed and been quite happy with the idea of civil partnership, it was all bedded in and people were happy with it, they got used to the idea,” he said.
“But when you go across the road to pick a fight with someone of faith, that’s not got anything to do with it, that’s the equality Nazis trying to give Christianity a jolly good kicking. You know it, I know it, we all know it – it’s false bollocks, the lot of it.”
UKIP MEP David Coburn there. Yes a gay man that cannot recognise that maybe other gay people wanted their relationship to have the same legal recognition as others.
It gets worse:
Meanwhile, Coburn, who has been in a relationship for more than 30 years, said that the efforts of the “militant equality lobby” to see gay marriage passed into law have sparked more homophobia.
“For one word, ‘marriage’, it doesn’t mean that much,” he lamented. “It’s just for some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and in a big moustache and dance up the aisle to the Village People, quite frankly if that’s the cost of upsetting a hell of a lot of people, then I don’t think it’s a price worth paying.”
Welcome to UKIP, the party in the UK that want to “get their country back.” Or rather, in the name of other’s religious freedom and crass stereotypes, have a bash at gays who want to celebrate life while not giving a damn if it offends anyone that thinks they should burn in hell. The past is a foreign country and it should remain alien to us for reasons history makes all too clear. Governments and judicial systems that hounded Alan Turning and Oscar Wilde to their graves.
That is not getting our country back. It is a return to the love that dare not speak its name. Anyone arguing that we must not upset the religiously bigoted, clearly needs no lesson in talking bollocks. When we speak of citizens being equal, the prejudicial being upset is a price worth paying.
The cost of not doing so is far worse.
Quotes from Huffington Post.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog