Top UK politician says gay sex is a sin, then not a sin, then a sin again

Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has admitted he lied about his views on gay sex, reaffirming he believes it is a sin.
Now ousted as leader of the UK political party, the MP said he felt pressure to mislead the public about his views on homosexuality.
He said he was ‘forced’ to clarify his position during the election campaign.
Throughout, the Lib Dems was dogged by Farron’s views on gay sex.
Politician admits he ‘mislead’ public on whether he believes gay sex is a sin
Eventually, last April, he said: ‘I don’t believe that gay sex is a sin.’
Resigning shortly after the election, he said he felt ‘remaining faithful to Christ’ was incompatible with leading the Liberal Democrats.
On Premier Christian Radio, he reaffirmed his opposition to gay sex.
Asked if he felt under pressure to say gay sex was not a sin, Farron said: ‘Yeah. I’m going to write about this more in the coming weeks. But the bottom line is yes, of course I did.
‘There are things, including that, that I said that I regret. There was a sense in which I felt, look, I’ve got to get this off my table …
‘I’m a Bible-believing Christian…an evangelical’
‘I would say foolishly and wrongly I attempted to push it away by giving an answer that frankly was not right.’
He said he didn’t believe the public would understand the nuance of his beliefs.
‘To be asked that question is to persecute one group of human beings, because sin is something we are all guilty of. If you’re not a Christian, what does sin mean? It’s to be accused of something, it’s condemnatory. We’re talking different languages,’ he said.
For now, Farron says he will now use his profile as a ‘Bible-believing Christian…an evangelical, who is a liberal and of the left’.
But, he said, he felt ‘the main thing is the gospel gets heard.’

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