Brexit Party disowns candidate after he declared ‘war’ on LGBTQ community
PUBLISHED: 16:41 18 November 2019 | UPDATED: 19:15 18 November 2019
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The Brexit Party has disowned a candidate in Scotland who declared ‘war’ on the LGBTQ community.
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The candidate claimed the comments in response to 'never ending attacks' from the LGBTQ community.
In a series of posts to his Facebook page from 2017 - still visible at the time of publishin g- Victor Robert Farrell said: "We are become the abandoned of God. [sic]"
The candidate for Glenrothes continued: "Oh Western nations look at your lands. Young lesbians in parliament, old lesbians leading political parties. Perverts pushing Sodomite rights. The aged living in fear.
"Look now at the Western nations, the beta males lying on their backs, urinating over their own bellies, running with the sharp teethed packs of Jezebel, all baying over their rights to murder their young.
"LGBTQ - whatever you are. I now publicly confrim [sic] that in response to your never ending attacks. I am now AT WAR WITH YOU ALL."
In another post he said that they would be made into shoes and handbags "and buried with Hugh Heffner".
Jenny Gilruth, a candidate for Mid Fife and Gelnrothes, exposed the posts on Twitter. She said: "Look at the state of the Brexit Party candidate standing in Glenrothes - crusading against lesbians, rampant youths and all those without god in their lives."
Farrell is standing against candidates from the SNP, Scottish Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats in Glenrothes, but has now been disowned by the organisation.
His name will still appear on the ballot paper.
A spokesperson for the Brexit Party stated: "We have withdrawn our support for the candidate."