Henley UKIP Councillor David Silvester in bizarre homophobic rant

A UKIP Councillor for Henley on Thames, David Silvester, who resigned from the Tories over David Cameron’s same-sex marriage policy, has written a vile homophobic letter to the Henley Standard. As it is not yet available on the Henley Standard’s website, I reproduce it in full below.

Divine disapproval

Sir, — Since the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, the nation has been beset by serious storms and floods.

One recent one caused the worst flooding for 60 years. The Christmas floods were the worst for 127 years. Is this just “global warming” or is there something more serious at work?

The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war.

I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the passage of his same sex marriage Bill but he went ahead despite a 600,000-signature petition by concerned Christians and more than half of his own parliamentary party saying that he should not do so.

Now, even as Cameron sheds crocodile tears on behalf of destitute flooded homeowners, playing at advocate against the very local councils he has made cash-strapped, it is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.

He has arrogantly acted against the Gospel that once made Britain “great” and the lesson surely to be learned is that no man or men, however powerful, can mess with Almighty God with impunity and get away with it for everything a nation does is weighed on the scaled of divine approval or disapproval. — Yours faithfully,

Councillor David Silvester (UKIP)

Henley Town Council, Luker Avenie, Henley

Edit: I forgot to thank Tamsin Borlase (@Bosleypatch on Twitter) for bringing this letter to my attention. Thank you Tamsin!


  1. I once stubbed my toe dancing to an Elton John song. At the time I thought it was an accident but having read this, I’m beginning to wonder whether higher forces were at work

  2. “The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith … will be beset by natural disasters”

    Really? The New Testament doesn’t have much to say about Christian nations because at the time of writing there weren’t any. The Old Testament talks about the Jewish nation.

  3. Quite clearly deranged. Perhaps he should evidence this alleged god before he attributes the “terrors of the earth” to it…

  4. Unbelievable display of idiocy. Presumably he also agrees with slavery, rape, the oppression of women, infanticide, ritual human sacrifice and murder – all condoned by his fictional book.

  5. What a thoroughly unpleasant read the “Word of God” makes, and how totally irrelevant it is to anyone with a modicum of reason and rationality.
    It’s not only the physical abuses the Church administers that should be brought to scrutiny. I pity the poor people who’s heads has been filled with utter drivel from an early age.

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