- Written by Jonathan Clatworthy Jonathan Clatworthy
- Published: 02 May 2017 02 May 2017
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This is the first of a series of blog posts in preparation for the British General Election on 8th June 2017. I shall be arguing on theological grounds that Christians should work together for a major change of direction in government priorities. At the very least this means getting rid of the current government, but it means much more besides.
Like all my blog posts, this is a personal statement by me. I shall be criticising the direction of travel especially over the last seven years, more generally over the last forty, and in some cases over a much longer period.
The media keeps reminding us that Theresa May is a vicar’s daughter. But people have invented their own Christianities for centuries, so the next two posts will explain which one I’m referring to. Thereafter I shall address specific areas of debate.
I shall offer positive alternatives, but restrict myself to general objectives. My focus will be on exploring the principles behind contrasting policies, and clarifying which ones are consistent with Christian values.
Although I shall show how present government policies conflict with core ideas of Christianity, it is up to you to judge who to vote for out of the candidates available to you.