Here We Go: Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer Apologizes for Visiting Church That is Against Homosexuality on Good Friday

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has apologised for visiting the church in north London. File pic

Sir Keir Starmer has apologised for the “hurt” caused by his visit to a church which has been widely criticised for its attitudes towards homosexuality.

The Labour leader came in for criticism from within his own party after he posted a video online highlighting his visit on Friday to Jesus House for All The Nations church in Brent, north London.

He tweeted on Monday that he accepted it was a “mistake” to visit the church, which has opened its premises up as a vaccination centre, but stressed he was “not aware” of the establishment’s views on gay rights.

“I completely disagree with Jesus House’s beliefs on LGBT+ rights, which I was not aware of before my visit,” he tweeted.

“I apologise for the hurt my visit caused and have taken down the video. It was a mistake and I accept that.”

The church’s senior pastor, Agu Irukwu, has attracted controversy after speaking out against same sex marriage and equality legislation.

The Labour Campaign for LGBT+ Rights had branded Sir Keir’s visit and subsequent social media endorsement of the church’s work as “unacceptable”.

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SOURCE: Sky News