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Tory Candidate Suspended for Antigay Remark

Tory Candidate Suspended for Antigay Remark


The Conservative party has suspended Philip Lardner, a parliament candidate from Scotland, because he described gay people as "not normal" on his website.

According to the BBC, "Scottish Conservatives chairman Andrew Fulton described the North Ayrshire and Arran candidate's comments as 'deeply offensive and unacceptable.'"

Lardner, a primary school teacher, was reinstated to the Conservative party after a 2008 suspension for racist remarks. The latest incident will remove him from the race to challenge the Labour majority.

On his website, "Under the heading 'What I believe in,' Mr. Lardner had written: 'Homosexuality is not 'normal behaviour,'" the BBC reports.

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