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Blame It On The Gays

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David Silvester also compared abortion to the holocaust
A few days ago, UKIP councillor David Silvester blamed the recent floods and storms which caused misery for thousands in the UK throughout the Christmas period, on gay marriage being legalized in England and Wales last July.

Almost immediately, the media started another storm (this one to be blamed on Mr. Silvester) as his comments were to be made known around the world within a few hours of him making them and a spoof UKIP Weather Twitter account gained over 100,000 followers in less than two days.

However, David Silvester is not the first to have blamed a minority for something bad happening. Oh no...

In the Middle Ages, around 700 years ago, people blamed the Jews for the black death. Christians believed Jews were associated with the devil and were out to get the Christians, and therefore if anything bad were to happen to them it was "obviously due to the Jews". As soon as the plague hit Europe 1348, killing off a third of Europeans (Jewish included I might add!) the only "logic" explanation Christians could find was "it must have been the Jews". Of course, as we now know, the plague was not due to the Jewish population, but in fact due to rats since medieval Europe was hardly the most hygienic of places.

That's not all! According to "Minor studies of aggression: VI. Correlation of lynchings with economic indices." in the southern United States between 1882 and 1930, in the Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied there may have been a link between poor economic conditions and outbreaks of violence and lynchings against the black population. The link between the price of cotton (the principal product of the area at that time) and the number of lynchings of black men by whites ranged from -0.63 to -0.72, suggesting that a poor economy induced white people to take out their frustrations by attacking an outgroup. Although gays have been blamed for the current credit crisis, proving some people's mentalities haven't moved on a lot since the late 1800s.

Well gays, this is of our doing!
"So what about gays?" I hear you ask. Well, we're responsible for quite a lot actually (links open in new tabs). For a start, Sodom and Gomorrah by God, Northridge Earthquake and Hurricane Bonnie by Pat Robertson (you know, this one), mass bird deaths due to DADT being repealed, and the 2011 tsunami in Japan by Cindy Jacobs (I love that woman). Of course we've been blamed for 9/11 by Jerry Falwell, the Eastern US Earthquake in 2011 by (what goes around comes around) a Jewish Rabbi. However that's not all, because gays have also been held responsible by various individuals for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and floods, fires, and earthquakes everywhere in 2012. Naughty gays!

So it seems Jews are responsible for illness, blacks are responsible for the credit crunch as well as gays, who are also responsible for terrorism, God's wrath, climate change, destroying "family values" and earthquakes. Whoah! Something's not right. Hang on! What are white, Christian, heterosexuals responsible for?  I'll let you decide for yourself.

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