Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Tory candidate Philippa Stroud trends on Twitter over 'gay cure' story.

I spoke the other day about Philippa Stroud, the head of the Centre for Social Justice, which is credited with having formulated as many as 70 of the Tory party's policies, having formed a church which sought to "cure" gay people by driving out their "demons" through prayer.

The amazing thing about this story is that the media has not really picked up on it at all, and that fact has caught the attention of those who use twitter.

The high-flying Conservative candidate Philippa Stroud is currently trending on Twitter, the subject of a campaign to bring wider media attention to the Observer's story yesterday that she founded a church that tried to "cure" homosexuals by driving out their "demons" through prayer.

The story has been put on Facebook more than 5,000 times and tweeted more than 7,000 (these are both huge figures). Judging by today's Twitter activity, a lot of those people are surprised it has so far escaped the attention of the BBC and Sky News

Of course, they are surprised that this story has not caught more attention. The PM called one voter a bigot and the world stopped turning, Philippa Stroud has insulted millions of people and the national press has hardly reacted at all.

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