The culture spokesmen for The UK Independence Party (UKIP) Winston McKenzie has said that placing children with gay or lesbian couples is “child abuse”.
The former boxer who is currently standing in the Croydon North by-election on Thursday, told the Metro newspaper:
To say to a child, ‘I am having you adopted by two men who kiss regularly but don’t worry about it’ – that is abuse.
“It is a violation of a child’s human rights because that child has no opportunity to grow up under normal circumstances.”
A caring loving home is a heterosexual or single family. I don’t believe [a gay couple] is healthy for a child.”
In response to McKenzie’s controversial views Ben Summerskill (chief executive of gay rights charity Stonewall) said:
“These 19th Century views are not acceptable in the 21st Century.”
I don’t foresee Winston McKenzie winning many votes come Thursday.
Your thoughts please….
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