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tim farron: i regret 'gay sex no sin' statement

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tim farron: i regret 'gay sex no sin' statement

media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionspeaking on premier christian radio he said he had been "foolish and wrong"tim farron has said he regrets stating he did not believe gay sex was a sin during last year's general election.the ex-lib dem leader told christian radio he had been "foolish and wrong" and had spoken partly to try and get the issue of his faith "off the table".the committed christian said the focus on his beliefs stopped him getting his message across during the campaign. "it was a little bit like having your main advertising hoarding permanently damaged and vandalised," he said. mr farron also said he had been right to step down immediately after the election, in which the party did not make as much ground as it had hoped, saying he found himself in a situation where "either i let the party down or i compromised my faith". during the six-week long campaign, he was asked repeatedly about his religious beliefs and, specifically, about whether he believed gay sex was a sin.after initially appearing not to answer the question directly, he said he did not want people getting the "wrong impression" about his views, telling the bbc "i don't believe that gay sex is a sin".in an interview with premier christian radio, mr farron - who is now the party's environment spokesman as well as mp for westmorland and lonsdale - said he now regretted not being honest with himself at the time and admitted his answers had been motivated, partly, by...