THE Conservative candidate for Hove has issued a public statement to clarify her views on homosexuality and deny she is anti-gay.

Kristy Adams made her position clear on the issue after she had initially refused to answer our questions on whether she thought being gay was a sin.

The Argus called Mrs Adams on Saturday afternoon. 

She challenged our reporter on how we had managed to obtain her her mobile number.

We had been given the number by her campaign manager Tony Janio.

We asked: “Do you believe homosexuality is a sin?”

She replied: “What I’m going to do is I’m going to let you talk to Tony Janio and he will respond on answers like this.”

We said: But you’re the candidate Kristy.”

She said “thank you for calling” and hung up.

Yesterday afternoon her team sent us a statement which said: “I supported the government as they introduced same sex marriage four years ago.

“I am committed to all forms of equality.

“I value acceptance of people of all backgrounds, sexes and sexuality.

“My personal view is that I can’t believe in 2017 that I would need to state the obvious.

“I have never been homophobic and find it disturbing to hear of people who are homophobic.

“The LGBT community in Brighton and Hove champions tolerance and fights injustice.

“I share their desire to make our community a place of acceptance.

“Theresa May said in the Conservative manifesto that it doesn’t matter what your background is or who you are, we are here to give you the best chance in life to achieve your potential.”

Her alleged views on homosexuality surfaced after reports online she had been involved in a church in 2009 which was anti-gay.

The church had been accused of attempting to “cure” LGBT people by casting out their “demons”.

A spokesman for Mrs Adams confirmed that such behaviour was not part of the church when she was going there.

He said that Mrs Adams disbelieved that it was even being mentioned at this time.

She was speaking days after we revealed she wouldn’t tell the electorate which way she voted in last year’s EU vote.

She said that was a matter for herself and she wouldn’t be publicly stating her position on the EU.

She called herself “Theresa May’s woman” and said Hove would be better represented by a Conservative who would “have the ear of ministers”.

Asked why she wanted to be the constituency MP, she said: “Because I want to represent my local area.

“I think if we could get a Conservative in here we could work as a team to draw in business and infrastructure.”