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

Interesting speech. And perhaps a timely reminder that even when we disagree with what they do – and can’t understand how they can even think the way they do – politicians can be motivated by much the same things as the rest of us. I’m sure Cameron genuinely wants to make Britain a better place. I hope he succeeds in that. But I’m sure people of good will will continue to disagree about how to do it…

God and Politics in the UK

David Cameron David Cameron rarely wins plaudits when he mentions his own Christian faith. Secularists think it would be far better if he kept it to himself and many Christians complain that likening your faith to the patchy reception of Magic FM in the Chilterns basically means it is hardly a faith at all. Despite this he continues to talk about it and his annual Number 10 Easter receptions – which he inaugurated – give him the opportunity to say a little more. This year’s was held last night. Bearing in mind the events of yesterday morning, it was somewhat ironic that the evening’s formalities began with a lone chorister singing ‘Ave Maria’.

The full transcript of David Cameron’s speech that followed is not yet available, but in the meantime, 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.”


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