John Gummer MP hates Humanists!
As John Gummer came upon the British Humanist Association’s campaign stand in the exhibitors gallery at the Winter Gardens this afternoon he was clearly heard to say to his companion “Do you know there is nothing I hate more than these Humanists”.
He then launched into a loud abusive rant in which he complained that The British Humanist Association “had no right to be here” and, with spittle-filled passion, he pointed his finger at startled BHA members and declared “The Conservative Party is and always has been a Christian Party” (big emphasis on “Christian”) before turning on his heels and storming off without giving those volunteers (me included) an opportunity to respond.
It’s a pity he left so quickly; had he allowed himself a little more time to think he may well have thought to quote his party leader by adding: “Oh … and we are a modern, compassionate Conservative Party”.
So that’ll lose him a few Humanist votes then!