A tip of the pen to Fred Clark for bringing my attention to the hubbub surrounding the recent declaration by UK Independence Party (UKIP) politician David Silvester that massive flooding in the UK was a direct consequence of the decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation.
Reaction to this claim includes the usual outrage, but also a strong thread of pragmatism. If true, couldn’t we use the relationship for good? BBC Radio 4’s Now Show suggests that to end drought in Africa, we need only airlift a pack of gay men to the most arid regions. Also on BBC Radio 4, Nicholas Pegg shares a shipping forecast based on local sexual activity:
Over on Twitter, UKIPWeather lets us know what to expect in the weather:
This is all highly amusing, but God almighty does not appear to be cooperating. By this Thursday, even though same-sex marriages will continue apace, the UK will see mild temperatures and partly sunny skies.