Sid Cordle, the leader of the Christian People's Alliance, has said God is angry over gay marriage.

During an appearance on BBC Two's Daily Politics, Cordle was asked whether he agrees with views expressed by former UKIP politician David Silvester.

Silvester said in an op-ed that he had warned Prime Minister David Cameron back in 2012 that allowing gay couples to marry would results in “disasters” and blamed severe winter storms on passage of a 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.

“A lot of Christians believe that God is angry over gay marriage and God can actually show that anger,” Cordle said on the program.

“I think where councilor David Silvester was wrong was to be adamant that this is the case. If he had said, 'I think it's possible that this could be the case', I think then the majority of Christians – I would certainly agree with that. It is possible,” Cordle said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Cordle made his remarks ahead of Thursday's European elections.