Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is coming under fire for saying that she relies on her faith in God when making difficult decisions.
In one of her most candid interviews since taking office earlier this summer, May told The Sunday Times that her moral sense of right and wrong helps her make the best decisions for her country.
“There is something in terms of faith, I am a practicing member of the Church of England and so forth, that lies behind what I do,” May told the London newspaper.
May went on to say that, “If you know you are doing the right thing, you have the confidence, the energy to go and deliver that right message.”
But those comments are drawing the ire of Britain’s National Secular Society, which has accused the prime minister of “abusing her position” to impose Christian values on others.
Stephen Evans, the Society’s campaign director, said that while “many people lean on their faith during trying times” he warned the prime minister that “she governs on behalf of everyone, including those of minority faiths and of course the majority of citizens who are not religious.”
“While it is fine for Theresa May to have a faith, what she mustn’t do is abuse her position to promote Christianity or impose her own religious values on others,” Evans said.
However, Evans comments have also drawn criticism from those who accuse the National Secular Society of imposing their worldview on others.
“Whilst the notion that the prime minister shouldn’t ‘impose’ her views on others sounds reasonable, what Stephen Evans doesn’t seem to realize is that he is attempting to impose his own view as to the place of religion in the public discourse,” author Peter Ould told Breitbart London.
“The notion that atheism is the default position for religion in political life is outdated in a multi-cultural society which values the spiritual heritage of a diverse range of citizens,” he said.
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SOURCE: CBN News