Tim Farron Resigns, Admits It Would Be ‘Impossible’ to Be Liberal Democrat Leader and ‘Remain Faithful to Christ’

(The Telegraph) Tim Farron has resigned as Liberal Democrat leader after senior party figures triggered a coup against him earlier today.

It follows the resignation of his home affairs spokesman Lord Brian Paddick over the leader’s views on gay marriage. Lord Paddick, formerly one of the country’s most senior gay policemen, said he felt unable to continue in his role because of Mr. Farron’s views on “various issues”.

Throughout the election campaign the Liberal Democrat leader was dogged by questions about his attitude to gay sex after he previously appeared to state the practice was a sin.

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  • Trilemma

    I find it troubling that politics is so polarized that there’s no room for moderates any more.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      while i sort of agree with your statement ….. i am not sure there is any honor to the “moderate” position on any issue ….. whatever “moderate” actually means ….. but i will say that it is disturbing that the current climate of politics is that any civil discourse has gone out the window ….. and the “tolerant left” just cant seem to keep their collective heads from violence …… yesterday being the newest level ………. /SMH ………

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Yes, people are either for God or against Him. Man always faces choice. No middle ground.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      People reveal their true colors in time. Dems did. No tolerance on those who proclaim God’s truth or those who disagree with Dems.

  • Nidalap

    Ah, the ‘all inclusive’ Left…

    • james blue

      Do you think parties should be inclusive?

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        personally ….. “parties” in the political sense are anathema …… they were never intended ….. and should be scorned ….. IMHO ……..

    • Pererin

      It’s not just Farron who is being targeted. The Conservative party are making a deal with the DUP of Northern Ireland in order to get enough seats to win the election. The DUP are a Northern Irish Protestant party started by Rev Ian Paisley, an important Christian figure of the 1900s in the UK standing toe-to-toe with the IRA. The DUP haven’t shed their Christian values, being anti-abortion and against gay marriage. The media and left wing parties are now attempting to discredit the DUP as bigots and are condemning Theresa May and the Conservative party for dealing with the them. Farron’s situation is not unique, left wing intolerance is rampant in the UK.

  • RWH

    It would have been nice if the article was clear from the beginning that it talking about politics in Scotland rather than the United States.

    • InTheChurch

      Same applies to all countries and individuals.

      • Sisyphus

        The party names don’t necessarily mean the same thing. Even the term “liberal” is more correctly defined in the UK.

    • Pererin

      Not just Scotland, the Liberal Democrats represent the whole of the UK. Hopefully Farron having to resign will wake up Christians in the UK. There is no such thing as secularism in the way it is claimed to be, secularism is only a foot in the door for humanism and atheism.

  • InTheChurch

    if you have to leave your post to continue to say “sin is a sin,” better to please God than man.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    USA is not like its 70’s. Today’s Dems practice blasphemy, kill the innocent unborn babies, and support sexual depravity. No sane Christian can stay with Dems. If Dems take control, USA loses freedom AND conscience