Gay marriage backers ‘equality Nazis’- Ukip MEP

David Coburn branded gay marriage supporters 'equality Nazis'. Picture: Greg Macvean

David Coburn branded gay marriage supporters 'equality Nazis'. Picture: Greg Macvean

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SCOTLAND’S first and only Ukip MEP David Coburn has branded gay marriage supporters as ‘equality Nazis’ who helped push through something that only matters to ‘some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and dance up the aisle to the Village People’.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Huffington Post UK, Mr Coburn - who is himself gay - said that same-sex marriage, which passed into law last year, was ‘false bollocks’ that ‘makes a mockery of the holy sacrament of marriage’.

Mr Coburn also mocked the SNP’s incoming first minister Nicola Sturgeon for her ‘mad scary eyes’ and accused Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson of being ‘rather boring,’ likening her to ‘porridge’.

“What you’re doing with the gay marriage issue is you’re rubbing people’s noses in the dirt.

“Everyone had agreed and been quite happy with the idea of civil partnership, it was all bedded in and people were happy with it, they got used to the idea,” he said.

“But when you go across the road to pick a fight with someone of faith, that’s not got anything to do with it, that’s the equality Nazis trying to give Christianity a jolly good kicking.

“You know it, I know it, we all know it - it’s false bollocks, the lot of it.”

Speaking of Ms Sturgeon he added: “She just talks at you. They all do that. They [the SNP] get people in a padded cell down to the basement in the SNP headquarters and beat the crap out of you until you get the blurb right.”

He also said of Ms Davidson’s performance at the Tory Conference: “She could have been a ten pound gorilla or a rhinoceros, and they would still have clapped her. She’s the only thing they’ve got.”

Mr Coburn went on to defend his party’s decision to keep its grouping together in the European Parliament by teaming with a Polish politician Robert Iwaszkiewicz, who joked about wife-beating and praised Adolf Hitler’s tax policy, explaining that it allowed party leader Nigel Farage more time to “have a pop at the Euro-aristocracy”.

Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott MSP said in response to the comments: “The sooner that a power of recall is introduced for MEPs the better.”

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