Iain Lee quits BBC radio show after branding anti-gay Christian guest a 'bigot'

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Monday 16 November 2015 09:40

Iain Lee is understood to have left his BBC breakfast radio show after denouncing an anti-LGBT Christian guest as a "bigot".

Lee confirmed on Twitter he would no longer present the BBC Three Counties radio show, a week after he interview Libby Powell of Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre.

Powell was invited on the show to discuss the case of a priest who read out anti-gay Bible verses during a prison service.

After she said homosexuality was a sin, Lee asked: "Do you support bigotry?"

He later said: “You’ve chosen not to question it, because you’re a bigot.”

The BBC later apologised, apparently on behalf of Lee too, saying the interview was at times "inappropriate".

It has now emerged that Lee is leaving the show as well.

He tweeted:

HT Pink News

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