Sir Keir Starmer has apologised after visiting a church which has been criticised for its stance towards homosexuality.
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.
He said he “completely” disagreed with the church’s views on LGBT+ rights and was not aware of them beforehand.
“I apologise for the hurt my visit caused and have taken down the video,” he said. “It was a mistake and I accept that.”
I completely disagree with Jesus House’s beliefs on LGBT+ rights, which I was not aware of before my visit. I apologise for the hurt my visit caused and have taken down the video. It was a mistake and I accept that.
— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) April 5, 2021