A north London Labour councillor of Nigerian descent, Chika Amadi, has been suspended after allegedly posting tweets which criticised gay pride marchers as “paedophiles”.
Amadi, a councillor on Harrow Council since 2014, has been accused of spreading anti-LGBT messages on her social media accounts.
Labour suspended the councillor, and pledged to investigate after her Twitter rant caught the attention of LGBT rights activists, the Evening Standard UK reported.
Amadi’s Twitter account shared a story from Christian news website LifeSiteNews about nude men at a Gay Pride event in Toronto forcing a little girl to “cover her eyes”.
The tweet, since-deleted, added: “Nothing but paedophilia being labelled liberalism adults polluting children with their senselessness.”
When other Twitter users accused her of homophobia, a tweet sent in response read: “Evil. If you dare walk naked in front of my child God will give you terrible assignment that will put you to perpetual sleep. Be warned.”
A further tweet from her account read: “You did not vote me in and You cannot remove me. Keep your mouth where your money is. Keep busy and stop nosing around.”
The co-chairs of the Labour Campaign for LGBT rights said the “offensive, distasteful and homophobic” remarks were not acceptable from a councillor.
Chris Ward, chair of LGBT Humanists UK, also called for Cllr Amadi to be suspended.
Shortly after the calls, a Labour spokeswoman said: “Chika Amadi has been suspended from the Labour Party pending an investigation.”