Tim Farron

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Tim Farron was the leader of the British Liberal Democrats.

While Farron is more conservative on social issues, such as abortion and homosexuality, than most Liberal Democrats due to his Christian faith, his positions on such issues still have shifted leftward along with the culture and his party.[1] While preferring the left-wing Labour Party to the Conservative Party, Farron did not join Labour "because they weren't a liberal party."[1]

He resigned shortly after the 2017 general election stating that he could not reconcile his Christian views with those of the liberal tendencies in his party.[2][3] Later in 2017, Farron admitted that social persecution of Christianity is a real thing and that the culture sees it as dangerous.[4] He stated in 2018 that he regretted stating that homosexuality was not a sin.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Prince, Rosa (July 16, 2015). Tim Farron: the Christian Lefty on course to be elected Liberal Democrat leader. The Telegraph. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  2. Rogan, Tom (June 14, 2017). British political leader: 'I can't be a Christian and lead a liberal party'. Washington Examiner. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  3. McCann, Kate (June 14, 2017). Tim Farron resigns and admits it would be 'impossible' for him to be Liberal Democrat leader and 'remain faithful to Christ'. The Telegraph. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  4. Williams, Thomas D. (November 29, 2017). Liberal Democrat Tim Farron Warns That Christians Now Deemed as ‘Dangerous’ and Unsuitable for Politics. Breitbart News. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  5. McLean, Dorothy Cummings (January 18, 2018). Christian politician regrets saying gay sex is not a sin. LifeSiteNews. Retrieved January 19, 2018.