Tim Farron faces Lib Dem anger over event criticising ‘gay lobby’
Former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has dropped out of an event this weekend that lashes out at the ‘gay lobby’ in promotional material.
Farron, who remains a Liberal Democrat MP, came under fire during his leadership of the party in 2016 over questions about his beliefs on gay sex.
The evangelical Christian politician has since spoken out to repeatedly criticise “intolerance” towards his views within the party and the LGBT movement.
But Farron came under scrutiny again today after it emerged he was set to attend an event criticising the “gay lobby”.
The MP was set to speak at the Northern Men’s Convention on Saturday May 12, at Holy Trinity Platt in Manchester.
A description on the event’s website lashes out at the movement for LGBT-inclusivity within the Church of England.
It states:”The assaults on orthodox Christian teaching, and morality, especially in the area of sexuality, seem to have increased at an alarming rate.
“Those who have stood firm in the Anglican tradition at General Synod have been ridiculed and vilified. The leadership from those in authority in the denominations who should be the guardians of biblical truth has been muted to say the least and even in Bible teaching churches many appear to be wavering under the onslaught of the gay lobby.”
The release goes on to criticise “the increasing problems associated with immigration, and Islam in particular… which push Christians further and further to the margins.”
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