Prime Minister Theresa May has been asked if she thinks gay sex is a sin.

Appearing on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday Morning, May faced a round of questions about Brexit, tax, public sector funding and if she believes gay sex is a sin.



Marr alluded to a conversation he had earlier in the programme with Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron about his own view towards gay sex.

The political show host asked: “You’re also a Christian. Do you think that gay sex is a sin?”

“No,” May abruptly replied.

Marr continued to ask whether May thought there was “an aggressively judgemental mood being imposed on Christians in this country that other groups don’t have to face?”

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The PM responded that she thought anybody “who is a leader of a political party who is putting themselves up for election and is asking the public to trust them is bound to get a whole range of questions from a whole range of different groups”.

The question comes after controversy surrounded Tim Farron when he repeatedly refused to say whether of not he believed gay sex was a sin.

A row erupted earlier this week when Farron, whose pro-European party is expected to make gains in the UK’s snap June election, was asked whether he thinks gay sex is sinful in a Channel 4 interview.

“I’m not in a position to be making theological pronouncements,” Farron said. “I can promise you one thing, over the next six weeks I’m not going to spend my time talking theology or making pronouncements.”

The comments led to Farron being branded a disgrace by LGBT advocates, including Owen Jones.

The Lib Dem leader has since clarified his stance and confirmed that he does not think homosexuality, and having gay sex, is sinful.

Mr Farron said: “I don’t believe gay sex is a sin. I take the view that as a political leader, my job is not to pontificate on theological matters but this has become a talking point, an issue – and in that case, if people have got the wrong opinion of what I think of those issues, it’s right to correct it.

“Asked why his answer had changed, he said: “I’m quite careful about how I talk about my faith… I don’t bang on about it, but I don’t make a secret of it either.

Conservative MP Andrew Turner stepped down this week after a group of students launched a campaign against him after he made derogatory and homophobic comments when giving them a talk at their school.




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