Politician apologises for church visit

Apr 12, 2021 by

Sir Keir Starmer apologises for visit to church criticised for LGBT stance, BBC News.

On 6th April the BBC reported that the Labour leader visited Jesus House in London on Good Friday and later shared a video from his visit online. But after a backlash including from his party’s LGBT+ members, Sir Keir called it a mistake and deleted the clip

More analysis and comment, most recent at the top:

‘We have felt prosecuted, judged, and sentenced unfairly’: Jesus House hits back after Sir Keir Starmer apologises for visiting church by Tola Mbakwe, Premier

The LGBT+ bigotry which bludgeoned Starmer into apologising for visiting a church by Archbishop Cranmer

“it was LGBT+ Labour which singled out this predominantly black Pentecostal church of Nigerian provenance for special treatment; and it was LGBT+ Labour which called out its ‘homophobia’, ‘bigotry’ and ‘anti-LGBT hate’ over that of any Roman Catholic church, Orthodox synagogue or mosque. If that doesn’t appear racist and/or xenophobic, it is certainly inconsistent, if not arbitrary. If this doesn’t stem from prejudice toward black African culture, what is the explanation?”

Starmer’s treatment of Jesus House is a “concerted attack” on freedom of religion from Evangelical Alliance

What should we make of Keir Starmer’s visit to church? by Stephen Kneale

Sir Keir Starmer criticised over apology for visiting Jesus House, Christian Today

Some Christians believe homosexuality is a sin – get over it by Brendan O’Neill, spiked

Labour’s new militant tendency is the LGBT+ lobby by Debbie Hayton, UnHerd

Sir Keir Starmer’s apology only reveals the intolerance of our so-called ‘diverse’ society by David Robertson, Christian Today

‘Christians throughout the UK need to stand against the intolerance, spinelessness and hatred of a culture which does not want us to belong to their ‘diverse’ society and does not think we are equal.We will carry on loving, serving the poor and caring for all. But we won’t bow the knee to the idols of our culture, or stop following Jesus Christ. If people want to hear about diversity and equality, they can listen to the politicians or read about it in the media. If they want to see it, they can come to church! And they don’t need to repent for doing so!’

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