Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie has refused to answer questions put to her by STV's political editor Bernard Ponsonby over the party's decision to suspend Philip Lardner, their candidate in North Ayrshire and Arran.
Asked how Conservative voters in North Ayrshire and Arran should now vote, Ms Goldie said: "Clearly and regrettably we had a candidate who made completely unacceptable remarks.
The issue was dealt with very swiftly and dealt with decisively."
However, pressed on whether or not she would vote for him, she reiterated: "When a candidate behaves in an unacceptable manner, a party has to act decisively and appropriately."
As for whether Christians who have strong views on homosexuality are welcome in the Conservative Party, Ms Goldie said: "David Cameron has made clear that the Conservative Party is a modern party for the 21st century, it is an all-inclusive party and where a candidate behaves in a manner that is completely unacceptable and is offensive to people that should be dealt with."
She would not be drawn on whether the party was inclusive enough for Christians who, like Mr Lardner, feel strongly about the issue, and she repeated: "When a candidate behaves in a manner which is completely unacceptable to the party and to the wider public...a political party has to deal with it and the Conservative party has dealt with this issue."
Meanwhile, Mr Lardiner told STV news that he stands by his comments on homosexuality. He was suspended on Tuesday after it was revealed he had described gays as 'not normal'.
Tory attitudes on gay rights have shifted substantially under David Cameron's leadership and the suspension was meant to re-enforce that trend.
However, Mr Lardner said: "David Cameron appears to be saying there is no place in the party for anyone with Christian beliefs."
He also stands by the comments he made supporting clause 28 adding that his views are "respectful and simple common sense."
He said: "I believe ordinary people are sick and tired of political correctness. This is still a broadly Christian country, and I believe parents should have the right to oppose the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
"By suspending me as a Tory, David Cameron appears to be saying there is no place in the Party for anyone with Christian beliefs.
"I’m still a candidate on ballot papers in North Ayrshire and Arran and if voters back my stand for free speech, I will become their independent Member of Parliament."