David Cameron Writes About Christianity
David Cameron Writes About Christianity

David Cameron’s Easter speech: “Christians are now the most persecuted religion around the world”

When David Cameron came to power he initiated an annual Easter reception held in Downing Street. Each year this gathering is attended by around 100 clergy and Christian leaders. The full transcript of David Cameron’s speech can be read by clicking on this link, www.godandpoliticsuk.org/2014/04/10/david-camerons-easter-speech-christians-are-now-the-most-persecuted-religion-around-the-world/ for those who don’t want to read the whole speech, here are some snippets:

“The Bible tells us to bear one another’s burdens,” Cameron began. “After the day I’ve had, I’m definitely looking for volunteers.”

He went on to raise three main points:

  1. He said that he wanted to ensure that Christians were supported and that he would do all he could to remove any obstacles that prevented Christian churches and groups from flourishing.
  2. He said that the government would speak out against persecution of Christians and he also spoke of the draft modern slavery bill.
  3. He suggested that the churches and the government had in common a tendency to be deadened by bureaucracy and called on churches to evangelise with energy and passion.

The Prime Minister thanked the churches for their social work in society, including the growth of food banks to help the poor, “Jesus invented the Big Society 2,000 years ago; I just want to see more of it,” he said. “If there are things that are stopping you from doing more, think of me as a giant ‘Dyno-Rod’ to clear the drains”

During the speech Cameron referred to Jesus Christ as “our saviour,” saying his “moments of greatest peace” come “perhaps every other Thursday morning” when he attends the sung Eucharist at St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, which is linked to the school his children attend. “I find a little bit of peace and hopefully a bit of guidance.” 

Whether we believe all he say’s or not, we should as Peter directs us, continue to pray for those who are in government.