Tim Farron's Last Stand

This blog has been critical of Tim Farron, the British Liberal leader, who this evening stepped down. Although I do not pretend that anyone like him would ever read a blog such as mine, I do think that many a Christian has shared its disappointment with the most prominent evangelical in Parliament. Today, his faith and integrity triumphed over his party's political correctness. He said:
 
"The consequences of the focus on my faith is that I have found myself torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader".

"A better, wiser person may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to remain faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment. 

"To be a leader, particularly of a progressive liberal party in 2017 and to live as a committed Christian and to hold faithful to the Bible's teaching has felt impossible for me."

I have to salute the man. He is quite correct in seeing the conflict between Biblical values and 'progressive liberalism', one of the great euphemisms of our day for illiberalism. As Samson did more against the Philistines in his death than his life, perhaps Farron's last stand will be his greatest public testimony to Christ.