Gay UKIP member defends homophobic claims
Peter Whittle has just defended a party candidate who compared gay adoption to 'child-trafficking' and said gay parents are child abusers.
Alan Craig is running for UK Independence Party candidate for the London Mayoral Assembly yet spouts extreme anti-LGBT nonsense frquently, hitting out at the “Nazi expansionist ambitions” of the “gay-rights storm troopers”, comparing same-sex adoption to “child trafficking”, attending ‘gay cure’ events, likening gay people to child abusers, and claiming “all gay marriages are counterfeit”.
Hompphobia is one thing, but his fellow gay candidate has came to his defence, which has really got people heated, saying:
“It tends to prove there’s nothing homophobic about my party. I am the only gay candidate standing for Mayor. I was selected in an organic process that took a long time. There were a lot of people going for this position and indeed for the GLA.
“I think that Alan Craig – he’s explained to me ‘I’m very live and let live’ – he’s not how he’s been characterised. I am the Mayoral candidate, I’m number one on the list, I have never come across homophobia in UKIP. There are lots of gay people in UKIP, we have our own LGBT section. “I have shared a platform with this guy and I don’t necessarily agree with his remarks.
“I for example believe in gay marriage, there are people in my party who are not… but the point is the party accepts what the law is now. It’s not even an issue anymore.”
You can watch the defense here: