Christians now seen as ‘dangerous’, says Tim Farron warning of ‘threat to liberalism’ reports: “Tim Farron is warning Christianity is seen as ‘dangerous’ and ‘offensive’ after the former Liberal Democrat leader quit in July saying it was impossible to be an evangelical Christian and head of his party.

Warning of a ‘threat to liberalism’ Farron will say the UK is descending into ‘groupthink, pack mentality and depressing conformity’ in a lecture tonight.

‘If you actively hold a faith that is more than an expression of cultural identity, a faith that forms the centre of your world view, you are deemed to be far worse than eccentric. You are dangerous. You are offensive,’ he will say.

It comes after Farron faced repeated questioning about his faith during the 2017 general election campaign, particularly around whether he thought gay sex was a sin. He ducked the question on multiple occasions, saying his personal view didn’t matter and pointing to his voting record which is largely in favour in increasingly gay rights.

But after intense pressure Farron eventually resigned as leader, issuing an extraordinary resignation statement saying: ‘To be a political leader and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible to me.’…”

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