The running-mate of Socialist Left Melbourne Lord Mayoral candidate Will Fowles has been exposed as an extremist right-wing fundamentalist Christian who believes gays and lesbians will burn in hell and claims that God regularly speaks with him personally.
Incumbent councillor Pastor David Wilson – the former head of the Kingsley Bible College – claims that God tells him things:
God was telling me that He had His people planted strategically in every building. People who lived in the city, others who work in the City, all of them a part of Godâ€™s strategy to reach the City and make it more of what He wants it to be. But then I felt God saying that the problem was they didnâ€™t realize how important they were to His strategy.
One of his council colleagues – who asked not to be named – told VEXNEWS that “Wilson is an extreme right demagogue. I’m telling you, he’s a nice person to your face but his beliefs are sinister. I’m still amazed he was elected to any public office. He’s a slightly less obnoxious version of Danny Nalliah. He thinks Satan is the cause of the drug epidemic on our streets. He truly thinks gays and lesbians have a disease that needs to be cured. I think it’s very strange that Will Fowles would form a devil’s pact with this very nasty man. He’s also been one of the laziest councillors going, check the local papers the last few years he’s hardly been in them…”
HIDING THE TRUTH
Amusingly, the Will Fowles website has attempted to sanitise and secularise the account of the Pastor’s past.
The Fowles site says the Pastor was the “Principal of a tertiary college for eighteen years“. That’d be the Kingsley Bible College. Why so shy about it?
Fowles is also probably understandably shy about naming the shadowy groups the Pastor is involved with:
He is currently involved in membership and/or chairmanship of a number of Community service organizations(sic)…
THE PASTOR’S TIES WITH GAY HATE
On the fundamentalist Christian website that reported Pastor David Wilson’s claim that God tells him things is an unfavourable reference to John So’s Deputy Gary Singer for encouraging gay tourism to Melbourne.
Immediately below that rather hateful reference, the site congratulates their Pastor David Wilson on his election with the offer of “heartiest congratulations and prayerful best wishes to David.”
The pastor’s organisations “Urban Encounter” and the Kingsley Bible College are listed as part of a network of militant Christian fundamentalists which includes Saltshakers, a group that has been criticised for being homophobic. Click here to see Saltshakers pronouncements on the subject of gays and disease.
A DEVIL’S PACT
Pastor Wilson is entitled to his faith. While homophobia is disgusting, there are probably worse things than thinking God speaks with you personally.
But it remains a mystery that perhaps only the Lord above could explain why the Pastor’s extreme right-wing fundamentalist socially conservative Christian views led him to team up with a nihilist, self-important, blustering, blundering buffoon Will Fowles (complete with $50,000 campaign car known as the Fowlemobile) whose principal political activity seems focused on waiting patiently for his Socialist Left faction to deliver up the state seat of Melbourne or Richmond upon the retirement of Ministers Bronny Pike or his Department’s favourite minister, Richard “Gone Native” Wynne.