A parody Twitter account informs
followers of possible bad weather caused by gays.
The account UkipWeather
began issuing alerts on Saturday, the day David Silvester, a member
of the UK Independence Party (Ukip), blamed bad weather on the
passage of a gay marriage law.
“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,” Silvester wrote in a letter published by his
lawmaker who blamed bad weather on gay marriage suspended.)
UkipWeather's first tweet – “EXTREME
WEATHER WARNING! Tonight for the first time, just about half ten.
For the first time in history it's gonna start rainin' men” – was
re-tweeted nearly 8,000 times. By Monday, the account had
accumulated nearly 98,000 followers.
“A lingering look between 2 men at a
gym in York has sparked concerns from residents living near the River
Ouse,” a tweet from Sunday read.
“David Silvester has started to
question his faith following the appearance of a rainbow over
Henley-on-Thames,” read another.
The account's creator told UK's The
Evening Standard that he would prefer to remain anonymous.
“I'm not a gay activist. I'm just a
bloke who had an idea. I had a theme, a few jokes and it took off –
with the help of Stephen Fry, of course,” he said.