Should PM talk about God?

Theresa May calls for Christians to be "confident"

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Theresa May: when the highest power believes in a higher power

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair was famously interrupted by Alastair Campbell during an interview, with his spin doctor announcing: "We don't do God."

Theresa May seems to have missed the memo, proudly talking about her religion when she can get the chance.

The daughter of a Church of England vicar said she was a "regular communicant" of the church during an appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.

She said her religion provided her with "a moral backing to what I do and I would hope that the decisions I take are taken on the basis of my faith".

She also discussed the link with her religion and her decision-making with the Sunday Times, admitting her belief in God makes her convinced she is “doing the right thing” as Prime Minister.

She said: “I suppose there is something in terms of faith.

“I am a practising member of the Church of England and so forth, that lies behind what I do.

“It's not like I've decided to do what I'm going to do and I'm stubborn. I'll think it through, have a gut instinct, look at the evidence, work through the arguments, because you have to think through the unintended consequences.”

Nick Spencer claims world politics is shaped by Christianity with most of the world leaders being inspired by their faith. All but one of Britain's six most recent Prime Ministers are Christians - with John Major not discussing faith during his time in office.

The Prime Minister also stepped in during the Cadbury and National Trust controversy where they were alleged to have dropped references to Easter from their eggs hunts. She described the decision as "absolutely ridiculous" - although the chocolate maker and the trust did mention the holiday in their promotions.

The National Trust downplayed the controversy, pointing out that it has more than 13,000 references to Easter on its website, according to the BBC. A press release from Cadbury for this year's quest also contained seven mentions of Easter.

Mrs May's personal beliefs are not impacting policy, with ministers in her Cabinet being accused of trying to "airbrush" God from a proposed oath of allegiance. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid wants to create a loyalty pledge for civil servants, police and public sector workers. The Christian Institute has criticised plans for workers to swear on the Equalities Act, and not the deity - calling it a "real slap in the face" in a constitutionally Christian country.

As the leader of a country, there are very few who have a higher power than the Prime Minister. A belief in a religious higher power for the secular highest power may bring Theresa May back down to Earth when she looks to her idea of heaven.

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Theresa May calls for Christians to be 'confident' about their faith in her Easter message

Theresa May has used her Easter message to call on Christians to be "confident" of their role in British society.

The prime minister spoke of the values she learned "growing up in a vicarage" and said that British people must "feel able to speak about their faith. "

In recent years British prime ministers have been reluctant to talk about their religious beliefs, with most following the example of Tony Blair's press secretary Alastair Campbell.

Campbell famously interrupted an interview with Blair to tell the prime minister that "we don't do God.

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