As many took to the polls at the European and local elections today, PinkNews took some time to reminisce on the top ten most homophobic things said by UKIP supporters and candidates over recent years.
From saying PinkNews readers should be sectioned under the Mental Health Act, to claiming that it is okay to be homophobic if you are over 70, the party has been a fountain of anti-gay remarks.
In no particular order, here are ten of the worst comments made by the ‘Kippers.
8. UKIP CANDIDATE WRITES ON FACEBOOK THAT “POOFTERS” SHOULD BE SHOT
On 17 February, John Lyndon Sullivan wrote on Facebook: “I rather often wonder if we shot one “poofter” (GLBT whatevers), whether the next 99 would decide on balance, that they weren’t after-all? We might then conclude that it’s not a matter of genetics, but rather more of education ;)”
A second evangelical minister has publicly condemned Islam, comparing Muslim fundamentalists to Adolf Hitler.
Pastor Paul Burns of Adullam Christian Fellowship Church in Sandy Row, south Belfast, contacted the Belfast Telegraph yesterday to voice support for Pastor James McConnell.
"I understand exactly where he is coming from," he said.
"That is not building up hatred against Muslim people but the teaching of Islam. The Koran teaches that all infidels who do not convert to Islamic teaching, then it is correct to be able to kill all those who oppose the teaching of the Koran.
"When Pastor McConnell is talking about it as a direct teaching of Satan – it is.
Claims that tensions exist at the maximum security prison, where Muslim prisoners convicted of terrorist offences are held
A stark warning of serious problems ahead at Britain's maximum security prison with the largest proportion of Muslim inmates, has been delivered by the chief inspector of prisons.
Nick Hardwick warms that there are "some very dangerous men", including gang leaders and some Muslim prisoners convicted of terrorist offences in HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire who have been trying to influence or pressurise other prisoners.
Parents of a child refused a place at a state funded Catholic school have criticised the school over its admissions criteria, and say the school's policy of giving preferential treatment to worshippers has left their lives in turmoil.
Oscar, aged 4, has been denied a place at St Thomas of Canterbury primary school, near Gillingham, because his parents, who live just minutes away from the school gates, don't regularly practice a religion.
The family now say they will be forced to withdraw their other son from the school, which he has attended since the age of 3.
The boy's father, David Patterson, a non-practising Christian, and his wife, of Hindu background, said the anger and stress caused by the school's unfair admissions policy has caused havoc to their family life.
Under code to be announced next month by Michael Gove, Islamic schools would ensure teachers were vetted by police
A voluntary code of conduct to regulate teaching in madrasas in Britain is due to be announced next month by the education secretary, Michael Gove.
Over the past decade, ministers from all parties have expressed unease at the inability to regulate teaching in the schools, which offer supplementary education outside of mainstream schooling. But they have held back partly due to the amount of regulation that would be required.
The plans have emerged as an Ofsted inquiry continues into claims of an attempt by Islamist extremists to take over as many as 21 schools in Birmingham, a charge that is strongly rejected by many in Birmingham. Gove has appointed Peter Clarke, the former head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command, to lead a Department for Education inquiry, one of four investigations being carried out.