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Sunday, January 19, 2014

An extreme form of climate change denial

The BBC reports on the rather bizarre views of UKIP Councillor, David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames who has blamed the recent storms and heavy floods across Britain on the Government's decision to legalise gay marriage.

In a letter to the Henley Standard Councillor Silvester wrote: "The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war."

He added: "I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the passage of his same-sex marriage bill.

"But he went ahead despite a 600,000-signature petition by concerned Christians and more than half of his own parliamentary party saying that he should not do so."

He then went to on blame the prime minister for the bad weather:

"It is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods."

He went on to say that no man, however powerful "can mess with Almighty God with impunity and get away with it".

I know that UKIP don't believe in climate change but this alternative explanation for the recent extreme weather conditions is a new one on me. And also it seems on UKIP, for they have suspended Councillor Silvester so as to avoid any further embarrassment for the party.
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