Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Toleration and understanding of a Christian point of view?

A Conservative Party candidate has been suspended after making "deeply offensive" comments about homosexuality on his website.
Philip Lardner was standing in the Scottish constituency of North Ayrshire and Arran.
On the website, Mr Lardner said he would tolerate "common sense equality and respect" for gay people but "will not accept that their behaviour is 'normal' or encourage children to indulge in it."
He also supported the law known as Section 28 which was repealed in 2003.

His comments, entitled "what do I believe in?" continued: "Christians (and most of the population) believe homosexuality to be somewhere between 'unfortunate' and simply 'wrong' and they should not be penalised for politely saying so - good manners count too, of course.

Andrew Fulton, the party's chairman in Scotland, said: "The views expressed by Philip Lardner, the candidate for North Ayrshire and Arran, are deeply offensive and unacceptable and as a result he has been suspended as a member of the Conservative party.  (my emphases)

The Daily Telegraph also reports this story and quotes Dave Cameron:

“I couldn't have acted quicker – decisive action in minutes of finding out about this.”

From Skynews via orangenews

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