From conservative MEP (Member of the European Parliament) for the East Midlands of England Roger Helmer:
Well, it might have something to do with the fact that gay “conversion therapy” is complete and utter bullshit intended to guilt and brainwash vulnerable and conflicted people into thinking that they can just pray teh ghey away. Y’know, just maybe.
The offending tweet understandably caused a minor shitstorm, retweeted 98 times at the time of writing this, and Helmer saw fit to address his mini-scandal:
Amazed by virulent response to my tweet. Regret any offence caused - but none should have been.
… and promptly shoved his foot down past his glottis.
At least it’s good to know it’s not just North American conservatives who are prone to gay-smearing simple-mindedness.