I have been against the plan for Homosexual being able to marry for some time, if the Conservative Party pushed this through Parliament it will be the issue that breaks the camels back and I will leave the Conservative Party. The only reason I have stayed so long is because I have a lot of time for our local MP Gordon Henderson and our local party and councillors who I will continue to support. You may say this hypocritical but I feel there is now two Conservative Parties a Local one and a National one, the local one alongside our MP still is the nearest political party to my beliefs, the national one of government is a party of rich, privately educated nobs who have no concept of what the ordinary person in the street thinks or feels or they are lawyers another section of the community who do not live in the real world government who is still corrupt and sleazy the same applies to LibDems and New Labour. What has happened to a Party who had a grocer’s daughter and grammar school boy as leader instead the Conservatives have returned to the 19th Century where the aristocrats are in charge. The only thing I am please about is when I voted for a leader of the Conservative Party I voted for David Davies at least he came from an ordinary background.
UKIP: Marriage belongs to religion, not government
UKIP has accused the government of ‘picking a fight’ with religious people in Britain over plans for equal civil marriage saying the issue is ‘in the domain of the church and other faiths’.
It has also claimed that “any criticism” of gay marriage on religious grounds could risk being designated a hate crime under the government’s proposed equal civil marriage rights.
Party spokesman David Coburn said it supported civil partnerships but that the prime minister “seems to be saying that marriage is something else”.
“If so, it is clearly in the domain of the church and other faiths – and it is none of government’s business to meddle with it.”
UKIP has two seats at Westminster in the House of Lords as a result of Tory defections but none in the House of Commons. It has 12 MEPs.
Coburn continued: “It seems that, through some kind of political correctness, David Cameron is picking a fight with the millions of people whose religious faiths do not recognise same-sex marriages. That, in our view, is an aggressive attack on people of faith, and an act of intolerance in itself.
“In addition, if the government does legislate in this way, we believe that any criticism of same-sex marriage which may be expressed by someone on the basis of their faith could be classified as a ‘hate crime’. That would be a grotesque assault on people’s freedom of conscience.”
The Prime Minister remains committed to the introduction of civil marriage equality in this Parliament.
UKIP welcomed Roger Helmper MEP’s defection from the Conservatives last week. Helmer made headlines after a blog post praising the “brilliant” comments by Scottish Catholic leader Cardinal O’Brien at the weekend that gay marriage was a “grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right” and questioning whether incestuous marriages would follow.
Helmer, who once described the Catholic church as ‘systematically paedophile’ wrote on his blog: “Archbishop Keith O’Brien also makes the point, quite reasonably, that once you start to tamper with the institution of marriage, you get into some very murky water indeed. If two men can be married, why not three men? Or a two men and a woman?
“He could have gone further. Why not a commune? If two men have a right to marry, how can we deny the same right to two siblings? Are we to authorise incest?”
UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage said Helmer’s defection “sends a message that people are taking UKIP very seriously”.