Former SNP Leader Says Gay Marriage Will Lead To Facism In Scotland

Gordon Wilson, former head of the Scottish National Party, is expected to make a speech this week in which he’ll denounce marriage equality as a step towards “state fascism.”

Following a public consultation that showed 65% of Scots in favor of marriage equality, the Scottish government announced it would introduce a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Parliament.

Wilson, who led the SNP from 1979 to 1990, is not at all happy with the developments, and will reportedly call the consultation a “fraud” on Thursday in his speech to Scotland for Marriage, a church-led group that opposes same-sex marriage.

The Telegraph reports:

“What is the point of canvassing the views of the electorate and then cynically discarding them? If you think we are sliding down a road to state fascism and intolerance, you may not be far wrong,” he will say.

“Be warned, those MSPs of all parties on a narrow majority who exercise their ‘free’ vote for same sex marriage. They may find that a free vote has as much validity as a ‘free’ lunch. If they ignore public opinion, a P45 may await. Do not scorn the electorate.”

According to the BBC, the public consultation claimed that “some 64% of those who responded [including postcard and petition responses] said they were against same-sex marriage,” but “excluding postcard and petition responses to the consultation from within Scotland the outcome shows 65% were in favour and 35% against.”

Responding to Wilson’s statements, the Equality Network’s Tom French said, “The fascist regimes of the 20th century persecuted, tortured and murdered LGBT people. In contrast, the Scottish Government are promoting equality and religious freedom for all. No religious body will be required to conduct same-sex marriages, but those that want to will now have the freedom to do so. This is a fair compromise that is supported by over two-thirds of people in Scotland.”

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  • 2eo

    As a UK’er the SNP are the equivalent of UKIP, they rattle cages and nobody does anything but laugh at them. They’re the worst Scotland has too offer as their nationalistic and racist.

  • Little-Kiwi

    that’s pretty funny, actually.

    because banning LGBT marriage is actually fascist. Irony, lost on the plebes.


    Being black, left-handed or being gay is just as natural. It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return … it is something that should be celebrated! If it’s between two guys or two girls — all the better. It takes even more courage to defend that LOVE!

    The evil writings in Leviticus 18:22 … against gays – depict: “P” … “priestly rules” & expanded by the pope; homophobes and religious frauds … to attack the gay community and never meant to apply to the public — but to priests. Leviticus was written long after Moses — 600BC.

    There is no scientific evidence to prove any of the cross related bogus elements of christianity and other religions. Our early human ancestors; on this earth … go back more than 6 million years … 5,996,000 years before the Greeks, Romans and the Jews. Christianity is basically a 2012 year old fictional cult.
    In the year 300 AD when Emperor Constantine, who to some was the first pope; went on to fabricate & market Christianity!
    Christianity is a fantasy; which turned out to be one of the most hateful & evil concoctions ever perpetrated on the world.

    It is written; so therefore it shall be? We are the chosen people? Such a wicked fantasy. To see the religious lunatics manipulate government and our lives is shameful.

    The pope and churches fully aware that Leviticus 18:22 applies to priests only … refuse to remove this stigma … maliciously persecuting gays. Kids are being bullied into suicide …!

  • Musk

    No no no, Gordon. Gay marriage will lead to communism, NOT fascism! No wait . . . you’re right Gordy, it’ll lead to fascism. . . . . NEVERMIND!

  • D9W

    The Sky is falling, the Sky is falling!!!

  • queerty1958

    Special needs people say the funniest things!

  • alexoloughlin

    Don’t forget, he was a “former” SNP leader. Nobody really pays that much attention to people stuck in a bygone era which isn’t relevant to the 21st century. His irrational rants are just yet another exercise in futility. Equal marriage in the UK as a whole is coming whether the idiotic bigots like it or not. That’s exactly why they’re ranting. There will be more once it gets closer to a vote. It’s happened in every country where equal marriage is legal. This too shall pass.

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