"Homosexuality is the work of demons, and can be cured by the power of prayer."
Such nonsense is frequently uttered by American televangelists, but this is a quote from, Phillipa Stroud, an influential member of the UK`s Conservative Party.
England is an enlightened post-Christian society and it`s unusual to hear religion-inspired lunacy from any politician, even the conservatives.
"High-flying Philippa Stroud is the Tory candidate tipped to win the Sutton and Cheam seat at the UK`s general election on Thursday.
As head of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a think tank set up by the former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, she is credited with shaping many of the party`s social policies, and founded a church that attempted to `cure` gay people by driving out their `demons` through prayer. Read More
By demonizing homosexuals it`s that much easier to deprive the oppressed minority of their civil rights. Stroud`s ugly and ignorant words are bound to inspire homophobia, and violence against gays.
Let`s hope that all the political parties in Britain will denounce Stroud`s deplorable words.