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Gay people’s sex lives are none of Farron’s business

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Tim Farron has said that he now regrets saying that gay sex wasn’t a sin, when he was Liberal Democrat leader during the last general election campaign. Speaking to Premier Christian Radio, Farron, an evangelical Christian, said that he’d felt pressured to make the statement.

Vince Cable and other Liberal Democrats have since criticised Farron, while gay activists asked why he was allowed to return to the Lib-Dem frontbench. Farron has become an embarrassment, not just to LGBT people, but to his party and modern-thinking Christians.

It’s significant that, even now, Farron only wishes that he hadn’t said that gay sex wasn’t a sin. He’s not “coming out”, as it were, to say that he thinks that gay sex is a sin. Elsewhere, his view that he’s being persecuted for his Christian beliefs seems somewhat disingenuous. All political leaders end up being asked about LGBT issues.

Farron also........

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