Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
Former leader of the Liberal Party Tim Farron speaks about his experiences as an evangelical Christian in politics. “In the United States, you have to invent a faith to be taken seriously, in the UK you have to pretend you haven’t got one”.
Tim Farron had been constantly questioned for his Christian view of homosexuality. “A wiser person than me may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to have remained faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment.”
The leader of the Liberal Democratic party (UK) is against the Brexit. “If we’re out of the EU on April 1, 2019, the Lib-Dems will call for the UK to rejoin on our terms.”
Christians in Politics launch #DisagreeWell. Believers should be able to talk, listen to each other, and join political parties as well as other orgnisations in society.
Where faith in the public square is discussed in the United Kingdom, it is approached at best from the perspective of a social scientist doing research on an alien species. At worst, faith positions are attacked as dangerous departures from the neo-liberal consensus.
Are all the questions raised in British media about the Christian faith of the new Liberal Party leader Tim Farron fair? David Robertson, evangelical believer and moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, shares his views in a BBC interview.
“Becoming a Christian was the most massive choice I have ever made”, says Tim Farron. He will conduct the country’s third biggest political party, after Nick Clegg's resignation.