Farron regrets saying gay sex not a sin

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Media captionSpeaking on Premier Christian Radio he said he had been “foolish and wrong”

Tim Farron has said he sadness stating he did not believe homosexual copulation 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 communicated partly to try and get the issue of his religion “off the table”.

The committed Christian said the focus on his belief stopped him going his send across during the campaign.

“It was a little bit like having your main advertising hoarding permanently injured and vandalised, ” he said.

Mr Farron also said he had been right to step down following the end of the election, in which the party should not make as much foot as it had hoped, saying he found himself in different situations where “either I tell the party down or I endangered my faith”.