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Christians are deemed ‘dangerous and offensive’ says Tim Farron

Christians are deemed ‘dangerous and offensive’ says Tim Farron

The Telegraph covers Tim Farron’s assertion that the notion of ‘British values’ is a myth, ahead of our Annual Lecture

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Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, who resigned in July this year after a row over whether gay sex was sinful, is to say Christians are deemed “dangerous and offensive” by the public in a speech to Theos.

He will say: “If you actively hold a faith that is more than an expression of cultural identity … you are deemed to be far worse than eccentric. You are dangerous. You are offensive.”

The politician is also due to remark that the idea of a unifying set of British values is a myth: “People talk about shared values today.

“But when they do, what they mean is ‘These are my values – and I’m going to act as though they are also yours, and will demonstrate contempt for you if you depart from them’.”

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Tim Farron

Tim Farron

Tim Farron has been the Member of Parliament for Westmorland and Lonsdale since 2005. He was President of the Liberal Democrats from 2011 to 2015, and Leader of the party from 2015 to 2017.

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Posted 28 November 2017


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