Wednesday, 27 January 2016

One nation, under Satan

The Welsh Christian Party says having a red dragon - an animal it believes symbolises the devil - on the national flag is at odds with Wales' position as a Christian nation.

It is calling for the flag which has officially been in place since 1959, to be replaced with the black and gold cross of St David.

The party's leader, the Rev George Hargreaves, said, "We will not allow this evil symbol of the devil to reign over Wales for another moment.

Wales is the only country in history to have a red dragon on its national flag.

"This is the very symbol of the devil described in The Book of Revelation 12:3.

"This is nothing less than the sign of Satan, the devil, Lucifer that ancient serpent who deceived Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

"No other nation has had this red dragon as its ruling symbol.

"Wales has been under demonic oppression and under many curses because of this unwise choice."
Wales Online, back in 2007

"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his his heads."
Number of heads may vary...


I hadn't fully read the Reverend Hargreaves' biog when I posted this, which was a shame, because it makes the story much better. Apparently, before becoming ordained as a Pentecostal Minister, becoming head of the Welsh wing of  the pro-creationist, anti-gay Christian party and appearing on Channel 4's reality TV show, Make Me A Christian, "George also wrote and co-produced Sinitta's 1986 gay disco anthem So Macho (sample lyric: "I'm after a hunk of a guy, an experienced man of the world ... He's got to be so macho/He's got to be big and strong, enough to turn me on")..."

With a back story like that it was only a matter of time before the Reverend George attracted Ukip's interest - he was nearly selected as a Ukip election candidate in Coventry South last year, but was eventually ditched, presumably for being too bizarre even for the Kippers (which is saying something).