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A man named George Hargreaves has, once again, decided to run for the Scottish Parliament. Hargreaves is an ordained Pentecostal minister and the founder of the Scottish Christian Party. Hargreaves is going after the Green Party MP Patrick Harvie, mainly on the grounds that Harvie is gay and campaigns for gay rights. As Hargreaves says, “Homosexuality is a sin. I am against Patrick Harvie because he campaigns against Christian teachings on the subject. We have to stop the moral slide turning into a moral avalanche.”

The punch line: Hargreaves has been able to fund his party out of the multiple millions of pounds he made co-writing (with American Idol‘s Simon Cowell) the 1980s Sinitta flip sides “So Macho” (video here) and “Cruising” (dance mix here), two of the biggest British gay pop anthems of the past quarter-century. Kind of like if Pete Seeger had taken all the royalties from “Waist Deep In the Big Muddy” and donated the money to, say, George W. Bush’s re-election campaign. I’ve said it before: I can’t make this stuff up.

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