Brief ~personal opinion~ klaxon:
9:47pm Apr 18th 2017 via Twitter for iPhone
I don't have a problem with a religious politician who believes homosexuality is a sin, but who consistently votes in favour of gay rights
9:48pm Apr 18th 2017 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to jamesrbuk
That person isn't trying to impose their religion on me, and I'm willing in turn not to impose my values on their religion
9:50pm Apr 18th 2017 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to jamesrbuk
The Farron "sin" stuff is gross. But is it not the essence of liberalism to acknowledge your own prejudices and discount them in policy?
9:29am Apr 19th 2017 via TweetDeck
@hugorifkind You're right. Farron's position is actually very liberal. "I might not like it, but you have every right to do it" is a v liberal idea.
9:33am Apr 19th 2017 via Twitter Web Client in reply to hugorifkind
@DAaronovitch @hugorifkind My colleagues are being generous here. Gay relationships raise no moral quandary; yet Farron uses language of "sin". twitter.com/daaronovitch/s…
10:36am Apr 19th 2017 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to DAaronovitch
@OliverKamm @DAaronovitch I think he means the sex, not the relationship. Like a bishop.
10:40am Apr 19th 2017 via TweetDeck in reply to OliverKamm
@hugorifkind @DAaronovitch If he does make that casuistical distinction he's stigmatising people on morally irrelevant grounds. That can't be ethos of a liberal party.
10:45am Apr 19th 2017 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to hugorifkind
@OliverKamm @DAaronovitch He'd say it isn't his party's ethos, though.
10:46am Apr 19th 2017 via TweetDeck in reply to OliverKamm
@hugorifkind @DAaronovitch He's not the only flawed leader of an opposition party but it matters. It matters a lot.
10:48am Apr 19th 2017 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to hugorifkind
@OliverKamm @DAaronovitch I agree. But it perhaps ought to matter less than supporting regimes which hang these "sinners" from cranes.
10:52am Apr 19th 2017 via TweetDeck in reply to OliverKamm
The idea that @timfarron be judged by what is in his private thoughts as opposed to his public actions as an MP is Orwellian.
10:54am Apr 19th 2017 via Twitter Web Client
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