A Nigerian-British councillor, Chika Amadi, has been suspended by the Labour Party for her statement against Pride marchers. Chika who has been a Harrow Councillor since 2014, is also an evangelical pastor.
She had shared a picture from a Toronto Pride march with a young girl appearing to cover her eyes as a naked man walked past.
According to reports, she called the Pride marchers, paedophiles with a threat to bring down the “burning anger” of God on anyone who criticises her.
She tweeted, “Walking about naked in front of children is nothing but paedophelia being labelled liberalism. Try me try my God. Walk naked in front of my child, you will know whether you are normal or not.”
On her Facebook page, she wrote,
“Recently one respectable man in my constituency questioned me on my faith especially on homosexuality, I warned him not to try me next time. Anyone who wants to bring me down from my political career because of my faith and stand on the word of God will encounter the burning anger of the God that I serve.”
A follower commented that vultures would eat their flesh and Chika replied, Amen, while thanking the follower for standing with her.
In another Facebook post, Chika shared a quote from the President of the Gambia in which he threatened gay men and women with prison.
When she was criticised for her comments, she responded with these tweets;
Labour party released a statement confirming her suspension pending an investigation.
The statement called her posts “offensive, distasteful and homophobic”.
“These comments have no place in modern society and are unacceptable from a Labour party councillor. These homophobic comments by a sitting Labour councillor are completely unacceptable and wrong. I urge the Harrow Labour party to withdraw the whip immediately from Councillor Amadi to reflect the seriousness of these statements on her social media.”