Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

This woman wants homosexuality criminalised, adultery made illegal and rock groups banned ... and now she wants your vote

Susan Anne White is standing as an independent in the new Fermanagh and Omagh district

Susan Anne White. Photo Ulster Herald
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden

She's the woman who wants adultery criminalised, homosexuality made illegal and rock groups like Iron Maiden banned in Northern Ireland – and she wants your vote.

Meet Susan Anne White, one of the most outspoken and controversial candidates in the upcoming council elections.

The 55-year-old is standing as an independent in the new Fermanagh and Omagh district and is campaigning on what she says are the three most serious threats to society – the "destructive" homosexual agenda, the growth of Islam and the "money-draining" EU.

"I don't consider myself extreme at all," Mrs White told the Belfast Telegraph.

She admitted her chances of being elected were "slim", but said she had received positive feedback from voters.

Originally from Newtownabbey, she moved to Trillick after marrying her husband Francis in 1997. They have a teenage daughter. Mrs White's campaign is based on 10 principles drawn up by Dr Alan Clifford, a Norwich-based minister whose anti-gay and anti-Islam rants have led to police investigations in the past.

Speaking to this newspaper, she criticised the "vulgarity" in modern society, including homosexuality, adultery, rock music and even poetry.

On gay people, she said: "I would – if I had the power – make homosexuality a criminal offence once again. I would also make adultery a criminal offence, so I'm pretty fair in that respect. I think adultery is a terrible sin.

"Society has fallen to such a low level that most people wouldn't even bat an eyelid at two men or two women walking hand in hand in the street."

Mrs White criticised the "destructive" agenda of homosexuality, and called for Section 28 – which banned its promotion in schools – to be reintroduced.

"We believe that we need to be safe from the destructive homosexual agenda, with Section 28 restored," she added.

"It (being gay) is portrayed as an alternative lifestyle and they are seeking to normalise it, and it's being forced on society.

"It is saturation coverage of the gay agenda and their various demands."

Mrs White said the "vulgarity" within society extended to the arts, including rock music and modern poetry.

She criticised "deafening" rock acts such as Iron Maiden and Kurt Cobain for promoting anarchy.

"One only has to think of some of those well-known rock groups from the 1970s and 1980s such as Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper and more recently Kurt Cobain," she added.

"The lyrics are promoting immorality, the noise is deafening, and they also promote anarchy."

Mrs White lamented modern artists such as Carol Ann Duffy, Britain's Poet Laureate, who she claimed lacked talent.

"Society has been so desensitised to vulgarity and a lack of God-given talent that these people are thought of as great artists and entertainers when they are nothing of the kind," she continued.

Her campaign is also anti-EU – she claimed it was a drain on resources – and anti-Islam.

"The Islam threat is in the form of halal meat," she added.

"Some Muslims have said that they plan to conquer the world through halal meat, so if you're asking me is Islam a threat in Co Tyrone, then yes, it is."

Asked if she expected to get elected, she replied: "I think the likelihood is slim but I consider it a privilege to be able to highlight these matters door to door."

Mrs White said she hoped to form her own party – SAFE – based on Dr Clifford's principles. It stands for the Society And Family Enterprise party.

Quotes

SUSAN ANNE WHITE ON...

* Gays: "I would – if I had the power – make homosexuality a criminal offence once again. I would also make adultery a criminal offence, so I'm pretty fair in that respect."

* Rock music: "The lyrics are promoting immorality, the noise is deafening, and they also promote anarchy."

* Modern arts: "These people are thought of as great artists and entertainers when they are nothing of the kind."

* Islam: "If you're asking me is Islam a threat in Co Tyrone, then yes, it is."

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