The Conservative Welsh Assembly candidate for Clwyd West, Darren Millar, has found himself at the centreof a right old political storm. Addressing a public meeting he is supposed to have called homosexuality a sin and called for the teaching of creationism in schools. Except he did nothing of the sort. Mr Millar was asked if he thought homosexuality was a sin. Mr Millar replied that "he was against all forms of discrimination on the grounds of sexuality", however, "there are certain religious texts which think homosexuality is a sin." That, I would have thought, is a statement of fact. He went on to say that he thought teachers in faith schools should be given flexibility to include the teaching of creationism in science lessons alongside Darwinism.
I certainly don't agree with him on that but he's got every right to give such an opinion. His LibDem opponent who attended the same meeting hadn't felt Millar had said anything odd, yet one Labour official decided to overinterpret his comments and they were devoured with relish by a Welsh media which was positively foaming at the mouth to write an anti-Tory story.
All this story has done is show politics and the media at their very worst.