Tim Farron has come under fire this week over concerns that he is prejudiced against gay rights as a result of his evangelical Christian beliefs. His opponents have suggested that he cannot lead a liberal party if he thinks that being gay is a sin.
However, those hoping that the new Lib Dem leader will tone down his Christian values need think again. The party is advertising for a director to head up the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum. The chosen candidate will be responsible for ‘interacting at all levels with Liberal Democrat politicians and staff, LDCF members, other Christian and political organisations, and members of the public’ as well as organising ‘prayer meetings in Parliament’.
Given that the director will be ‘based at the party’s HQ at Westminster’, they will be close at hand to assist Farron – who is a Vice President of the committee – should he face any more criticism regarding the implications of his faith.