If you thought that overt Homophobic bigotry was confined to DUP politicians, here is a wake up call. A Conservative councillor, Mr. Patrick Clark, has publicly referred to gay people as “sexual deviants”.
Pink news has reported Mr. Clarke’s defence of his views following his suspension for making those comments. It is noted that Mr. Clarke bases his views on his religious teaching. The references in the Old Testament of the Bible, to homosexuality being an abomination, will always be an obstacle to complete humanism for Christians and Jews.
When it comes to politics, a Conservative politician or official is obliged to behave as a humanist, no matter what his or her religious beliefs. That requires tolerance and sensitivity on matters of race, religion, sex, culture, disability and sexual orientation. The Derby Conservative Party has, quite rightly, taken action against Mr. Clark for his comments.
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