Not Just a US Phenomenon
That is, politicians blaming homosexuality for natural disasters.
Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames defected from the Conservatives to the UK Independence Party
In the letter to the Henley Standard he wrote: "The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war."
He added: "I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the passage of his same-sex marriage bill.
"But he went ahead despite a 600,000-signature petition by concerned Christians and more than half of his own parliamentary party saying that he should not do so.
"It is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods."
The UKIP is more in damage control mode. Via The Guardian:
He was suspended by the party after defying a request not to do further interviews on his beliefs following his initial claims made in a letter to a local newspaper. The move came as leader Nigel Farage launched a clearout of "extremist, nasty or barmy" views from the party ahead of polls in May.
On Sunday he caused fresh controversy telling BBC Radio Berkshire that being gay was a "spiritual disease" that can be healed.
In terms of other recent example of statements from UKIP members that might be of concern (back to the BBC piece):
In September, MEP Godfrey Bloom quit the UKIP group in the European parliament after joking that a group of UKIP women who did not clean behind their fridges were "sluts".
He had previously faced criticism for referring to countries receiving government aid as "Bongo Bongo Land".
Along these lines, via Sky News: UKIP To Purge Extreme Candidates Before Poll.
The UKIP is a small party in the UK which is predominantly known as being Eurospectics. They have seats in the EU parliament, but not the House of Commons. There website is here.