A spokesman for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) told Metro newspaper that same-sex couples shouldn't be allowed to adopt children because it amounts to "child abuse."
Winston McKenzie (pictured), the party's culture spokesperson, argued that "it is a violation of a child's human rights because that child has no opportunity to grow up under normal circumstances." McKenzie then told Metro that "To say to a child, 'I am having you adopted by two men who kiss regularly but don't worry about it' - that is abuse."
McKenzie also singled out celebrities who come out as gay as having started "a fashion."
The former boxer's controversial comments couldn't have come at a worse time for the UKIP, which has greatly struggled to gain mainstream acceptance in the political arena and is dealing with the Rotterham council removing foster children from a couple because they were UKIP party members. The brother and his two sisters have been sent to live in separate homes, according to the UK Daily Mail.