A Tory councillor who said she didn’t want “Pride sex flags” along her local high street and that “sex is for the bedroom and private life” has been suspended by the Conservative party.
On Saturday, Angela Kilmartin, an 81-year-old Conservative councillor in Essex, southeast England, was told by the Witham Conservative Association that she had been suspended over posts she wrote on social media criticising Pride flags.
Kilmartin had written in reply to a Facebook comment: “I don’t want pride sex flags along my High Street. I don’t even want heterosexual flags along my High Street.”
“Sex is for the bedroom and private life, not for displaying preferences in public,” she added.
Witham Town Council, of which Kilmartin is also a member, appointed an LGBTQ+ ambassador in June 2020 and a rainbow flag is flown from the town hall during Pride month.
Kilmartin defended her comments and told The Epoch Times that she had received “an overwhelming response from the silent majority.”