A Scottish Tory candidate has been suspended for placing on his website what have been termed 'deeply offensive' remarks re homosexuality. Excerpts from his website are: On the website, Mr Lardner said he would tolerate "common sense equality and respect" for gay people but "will not accept that their behaviour is 'normal' or encourage children to indulge in it." He also supported the law known as Section 28 which was repealed in 2003. "The promotion of homosexuality by public bodies...was correctly outlawed by Mrs Thatcher's government. Toleration and understanding is one thing, but state-promotion of homosexuality is quite another," he wrote. His comments, entitled "what do I believe in?" continued: "Christians (and most of the population) believe homosexuality to be somewhere between 'unfortunate' and simply 'wrong' and they should not be penalised for politely saying so - good manners count too, of course. "The current 'law' is wrong and must be overturned in the interests of freedom as well as Christian values." ----------------- Personally I struggle to find what exactly is 'deeply offensive' - he's merely voicing an opinion that most people would find entirely reasonable. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/Philip-Lardner-Conservative-Candidate-In-North-Ayreshire-And-Arran-Suspended-For-Gay-Remarks/Article/201004415620975?