An election candidate for Glenrothes has been dropped by the Brexit Party after homophobic tweets declaring ‘war’ on LGBT+ people were discovered at the weekend.
Victor Farrell will now stand as an independent, but in a statement issued today, he has doubled-down on his vile hatred, describing the LGBT people of Fife as “that sinful community”.
The man who would hope to represent Glenrothes at Westminster said in relation to LGBT people:
“They are not my community. Let them live how they please, do as they want, it means nothing to me. I do not represent them.”
The posts surfaced after local SNP MSP, Jenny Gilruth, tweeted links to posts by Mr Farrell on Facebook from 2017, including a post which describes him as launching a ‘war’ against LGBT people.
She said: “Look at the state of the Brexit Party candidate standing in Glenrothes – crusading against lesbians, rampant youths and all those without God in their lives.”
But the self-proclaimed “fundamentalist, Bible-believing Christian” has defended his statements, claiming his right to free speech is being undermined.
After criticising young people and saying they are “running headlong into hedonism”, he goes further, saying he is against extending the vote to those aged 16 as “to have young people rule over you is a sign of national catastrophe and judgement” according to the Bible.
In his ranting statement, he goes on to say “I represent that vast group of much-silenced people who still hold these Biblically rooted views, and are sick to death of having other people’s views violently imposed upon them and also having their freedom of speech removed so as not to be able to contradict them.”
Seems the only thing Mr Farrell is not so enlightened upon is his hypocrisy.
His full statement is below:
Five candidates are hoping to secure your vote in Glenrothes on 12th December: