UK Parliament

Who should Christians vote for at May’s general election?

May 5, 2015

Free Church of Scotland Moderator Rev David Miller recently wrote to all six of the UK’s main political parties ahead of the general election on 7 May.

Mr Miller posed three questions:  

1. Why would a vote for your party be better for the future of Christians in the UK?

2. How will your party ensure the UK has a strong influence protecting the rights of persecuted Christians around the world?

3. The Free Church of Scotland believes that Christianity is the key to resolving societal ills such as poverty and injustice, as well as social and economic exclusion. How will your party preserve the place of Christianity in the public square (e.g. in the workplace, schools etc…) with this in mind?

Rev David Miller

Rev David Miller (pictured above) said: “We appreciate the acknowledgement from all of the main UK parties that more needs to be done to protect the rights of persecuted Christians around the world.

“The Free Church would welcome the opportunity to work alongside our politicians on this important issue.

“Like the referendum, there is no Biblical warrant on who to vote for, and it is a matter of prayerful consideration and personal conscience for our people.

“We hope the responses from the parties will help Christians make an informed choice, and while we are not telling people who to vote for, it is essential that everyone makes their voice heard and votes.”

You can read the full responses by clicking on the links:

Scottish Conservatives

Greens

Labour

Liberal Democrats

SNP

UKIP

Update: Prime Minister David Cameron has also sent a response on behalf of the UK Conservative Party. Read it by clicking here.