Gay marriage is to blame for the recent flooding and high winds in England, a Ukip councillor claims. Pestilence and war may also follow, the Henley-on-Thames councillor David Silvester warns.

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David Cameron is at fault for the hurricane-force winds and flooding that affected Britain over Christmas, a Ukip councillor for Henley-on-Thames has declared.

Mr Silvester argues that Cameron's support for the Marriage (Same Sex) Act, which passed into law in 2013, was an "act contrary to the Gospel" that has triggered the extreme weather and caused travel disruption, in a letter published in the Henley Standard. He further warns that "disease, pestilence and war" may "beset" Britain in the wake of the legislation.

"The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war."

A Christian nation that abandons its faith .. . will be beset by natural disasters David Silvester

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MrCameron's concern for flooded-out homeowners was insincere, said Mr Silvester:

"Now, even as Cameron sheds crocodile tears on behalf of destitute flooded homeowners, playing at advocate against the very local councils he has made cash-strapped, it is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods."

Cameron 'acted arrogantly against God'

Mr Silvester continued: "He has arrogantly acted against the Gospel that once made Britain "great" and the lesson surely to be learned is that no man or men, however powerful, can mess with Almighty God with impunity and get away with it for everything a nation does is weighed on the scaled of divine approval or disapproval."

"Since the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, the nation has been beset by serious storms and floods.

"One recent one caused the worst flooding for 60 years. The Christmas floods were the worst for 127 years. Is this just global warming or is there something more serious at work?"

Is this just global warming or is there something more serious at work? David Silvester

Mr Silvester quit the Tory party for Ukip in 2013 describing the marriage act as "the straw that broke the camel's back", and forced him out of the Tory party. Mr Silvester had previously been disappointed by Cameron’s stance on a European referendum and the High Speed 2 Rail link. It's a decision he also chronicled in the letters section of the Henley Standard.

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