Friday, 04 December 2020

Digital infamy

DAVID SILVESTER’S comments blaming the floods on the legalisation of gay marriage have earned him a place in digital history.

The 73-year-old Henley town councillor now has his own page on online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

The entry says: “In January 2014, Silvester received national media attention in the United Kingdom after a letter to the Henley Standard in which he said that the floods that hit the UK in 2013 were God’s punishment for the introduction of gay marriage.

“Subsequently, he also said that homosexuality was a ‘spiritual disease’ and should be healed. UKIP suspended him from the party on January 19, 2014.

“His comments prompted a Facebook campaign by gay activists to send the popular anthem It’s Raining Men [by the Weather Girls] to UK number one.”

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