Lee repeatedly labelled passages in the bible and Christian Legal Centre lawyer Libby Powell as “homophobic” and “bigoted.” He also said that calling homosexuality a sin is hate speech.
— Iain Dale (@IainDale) November 16, 2015
RELATED: Straight Radio Hosts Hold Hands In Public To See How People React, Homophobic Abuse Ensues: VIDEO
According to the Guardian, Powell was appearing on Lee’s BBC Three Counties to discuss a reverend who brought a case of constructive dismissal against the secretary of state for justice after receiving a warning for reading anti-gay Bible verses to prisoners.
During the interview, Powell said that anti-gay passages in the bible are not bigotry. She added that people were free to interpret the book whether or not other people deemed its teaching bigoted.
Lee has since apologized and resigned after the BBC said the interview was “at several points inappropriate.”
Watch radio hosts Lee and Justin Dealy discuss their experience of receiving homophobic abuse earlier this year as they walked the streets holding hands.