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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Well done Mr Cameron.

I have to confess to being something of a politics geek. I love political debate and am a big fan of certain politicians. Without giving away which side of the political spectrum that I am most comfortable with I can tell you that there are or have been certain politicians that I admire because whether they are right or wrong they stand for what they believe.
People like Tony Benn, Dave Nellist, Margaret Thatcher, David Alton, Ken Livingstone and William Hague seem to me to be honest modern politicians. They actually say what they believe. I know that politicians feel that they must follow popular trends and are all about pleasing the majority. More about that later!
It was with this in mind that the Prime Minister surprised me greatly today. I have never been able to judge what I think about David Cameron. The media tell me that he is nothing but a people pleaser. But you probably know what I think of the propriety of the media. They do not seem to be able to discern what is true but they can be so persuasive. 
So what is it that David Cameron has done to please me???
This was recorded in the latest Christian Institute bulletin:


David Cameron said Easter is an 'incredibly special time for people across Britain and around the world'.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014

David Cameron has said that Britain is committed to “standing up for Christians” at home and abroad.
In his Easter message, published on YouTube, he said: “Religious freedom is an absolute, fundamental human right.
“Britain is committed to protecting and promoting that right, by standing up for Christians and other minorities, at home and abroad.”


“Easter is the most important date in the Christian calendar, and an incredibly special time for people across Britain and around the world. Last month I was in Jerusalem and Bethlehem and I got to see for myself the places where Jesus was born and died. It was an extraordinary experience to be in those places where so much history began.”
He also called on viewers to think of those around the world “who are ostracised, abused — even murdered — simply for the faith they follow”.
The Prime Minister highlighted a similar point during the Downing Street Easter reception, when he said Christianity was the most persecuted religion around the world.

Leading role

He said, however, that Britain “can play a leading role” in raising the profile of the issue.
Referring to MP Eric Pickles, who told atheists to ‘get over’ Britain being a Christian nation, Cameron said: “I am proud of the fact that we are a Christian country and we shouldn’t be ashamed to say so”.

Chocolate eggs

He told the audience that what is needed is: “More belief that we can get out there and actually change people’s lives and make a difference and improve both the spiritual, physical and moral state of our country”.
In a separate interview with a BBC radio station he said that he had recently discussed Easter with his children and told them that the festival is not about chocolate eggs.

You can hear the message at the following:

A cute little bunny carrying Easter eggs can do nothing for your sins but it will do a lot for bad health:

It is not popular for a politician to say such things and it is certainly not a people pleasing speech! I want to  thank Mr Cameron for saying such things. I am sure that I could pick holes in his theology but I can and must applaud a Prime Minister who defends Christians and the cause of Christ worldwide. I pray for you Mr Cameron and am considering adding you to my list of honest politicians it would be even more delightful if I could add to that accolade that you are truly a brother in Christ.
Christians out there I do hope that you keep our politicians in your prayers.
You may be wondering why I do not refer to them as our leaders. The reason is that modern politicians do not lead but are led by what the media tell us is popular demand. The media seem to speak on our behalf, influence politicians who often make decisions that the people do not really approve of. Christians we have the responsibility to change society with the gospel, if we were  really about our commission then society would be changed and the politicians would follow. 
Perhaps we have the government and political mess that the church deserves!

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