A Brighton councillor has blamed Chinese takeaways and other food outlets for incurring the wrath of God, who in turn has inflicted famine and disease in third world countries.
Cllr. David Goldstein believes that the serving of foods forbidden in the Old Testament, such as pork and shellfish, in restaurants in Brighton has prompted divine retribution.
He said this week ‘The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel will incur the wrath of God, and invite natural disasters such as famine, floods, disease, pestilence and war.
‘I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the continued consumption of prawns and bacon, but he dismissed this out of hand. People are now having bacon rolls and prawn cocktails all over the country, and now we are reaping what we have sown.’
In allowing continued consumption of these foodstuffs, Mr. Cameron has ‘arrogantly acted against the Gospel that once made Britain “great” and the lesson surely to be learned is that no man can mess with Almighty God and get away with it.’
• Cllr. Goldstein (69), who shares a bijou seafront apartment with long-time friend Gerald ‘Pinkie’ Harrison, has always been swift to deny rumours about his private life. He said this week: ‘Let me be absolutely clear on this. I am not gay – although some of the men I sleep with are.’