Scotland’s first UKIP MEP has branded supporters of equal marriage for gay couples “equality Nazis” in a remarkable interview in which he said First Minister-in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon has “mad scary eyes”.
David Coburn, who was elected to the European Parliament in May, said equal marriage laws only mattered to “some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and dance up the aisle to the village people” in an interview with the Huffington Post UK, calling it “false bollocks” that “makes a mockery of the sacrament of marriage”.
Mr Coburn said: “What you’re doing with the gay marriage issue is you’re rubbing people’s noses in the dirt. Everyone had been quite happy with the idea of civil partnership. 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.”
He said the SNP imposed party discipline by taking people to a “padded cell” in the “basement in SNP headquarters and beat the crap out of you until you get the blurb right”.
Mr Coburn also branded Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson boring, saying: “She’s the only thing they’ve got.”