Ex-Lib Dem leader Tim Farron admits he regrets saying gay sex isn’t a sin

Tim Farron has admitted that he lied to the public during the 2017 general election campaign, when he was asked if he believed gay sex was sinful.

His answer to the question was “we are all sinners” to avoid his real feelings on the issue.

Now Mr Farron has admitted to a Christian radio station that he felt pressured into dodging the question

He told the radio show: “The bottom line is of course I did. And there are things – including that – that I said that I regret.
“I, foolishly and wrongly, attempted to push it away by giving an answer that, frankly, was not right.

“There was a sense in which I felt ‘I have got to get this off my table’.”

He went on to say, “It’s tricky really. In the end, if you’re a Christian you’ve got a very clear idea of what you think a sin is. It is us falling short of the glory of God. That is something that all of us share.”

Farron left his role as Liberal Democrat leader a week after the election as he had found it impossible to juggle the role and his religious faith.

Christian NHS Director sues after being sacked over comments on same sex adoption

Since you’re here …

Real, independent, investigative journalism is in alarming decline. It costs a lot to produce. Many publications facing an uncertain future can no longer afford to fund it. This means journalists are losing the ability to hold the rich and powerful to account.

We do not charge or put articles behind a paywall. If you can, please show your appreciation for our free content by donating whatever you think is fair to help keep TLE growing.

Every penny we collect from donations supports vital investigative and independent journalism. You can also help us grow by inviting your friends to follow us on social media.


Donate Now Button

Leave a Reply