Wednesday, April 15, 2015

British politicians try to coax Christian voters on Easter

'We should feel proud to say: This is a Christian country': PM David Cameron
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron.
Photo credit: Youtube.
All three major party leaders in Great Britain acknowledged the important role of faith at Easter. In a televised message, Prime Minister David Cameron, who calls himself an evangelical Christian, said the following:
"Yes, we are a nation that embraces, welcomes and accepts all faiths and none but we are still a Christian country. And as a Christian country, our responsibilities don’t end there. We have a duty to speak out about the persecution of Christians around the world too."
"It is truly shocking to know that in 2015 there are still Christians being threatened, tortured, even killed, because of their faith from Egypt to Nigeria, Libya to North Korea  to all those brave Christians in Iraq and Syria who are practising their faith, or sheltering others, we must say, ‘We stand with you'."
Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister, also made an Easter address. While he is an atheist, his Catholic wife is raising their children in the faith.
"The values that Jesus lived his life by, compassion, humility, forgiveness, resonate with people of all faiths and none," Clegg said.
Meanwhile, Labour’s Ed Miliband, a lapsed Jew, does not believe in God, but respected those who do believe in Him.
However, Cameron, Miliband, and Clegg might just be appealing for votes. Britons go to the polls May 7.

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