UK Prime Minister Theresa May Professes That Her Leadership Anchored on Christian Principles

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she gets her guidance from her Christian upbringing in carrying out her responsibilities
Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May arrives for a cabinet meeting at number 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May bravely admits that she finds guidance in her Christian principles to help her make crucial decisions and helps her stay grounded as she leads a great nation.

Just like any devout Christian, the prime minister according to The Telegraph, defended her manner of leadership for one that counts on Divine Intervention, especially with current issues affecting Great Britain, including the Brexit.

"I suppose 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. It's not like I've decided to do what I'm going to do and I'm stubborn," says May, who is a daughter of a church leader. She points out her growing up years help molded her personality and character.

She also said that thinking things though can be difficult at times, considering the magnitude of her decisions affect a great number of people. She also said matters have to be carefully weighed by looking at all the evidence, arguments and every possible effect that may arise before coming to a decision.

One of the biggest challenges facing May today, according to The Guardian, which is something that keeps her awake at night. She points out her biggest challenge to date is how to steer Britain to become "a country that works for everyone."

"It is a moment of change. It is a hugely challenging time. And we need to get on with the deal in terms of Brexit. And I'm very conscious of that. I want to make sure that everything we do ensures Britain is a country that works for everyone. And that we really get out there and forge a new role in the world post-Brexit. We can make a success of it, we will make a success of it. But these are really complex issues," May adds.

Some Christian sectors, however, expressed skepticism as May claims to support same-sex marriage. Nonetheless, may Christian communities believe that the British Prime Minister would represent Christianity in public service.

May also took flak months back for stating that Britons 'benefit greatly' from Sharia Law, which she points out the possibility that the Sharia Law may have been 'misused or exploited.' Her statement sparked many negative reactions, especially from the Muslim communities.

May is also reputed to be a no-nonsense leader and has even signified that her Christian upbringing does not allow her to involve in gossip, an active pro-life advocate and voted for the reduction of the abortion limit in the United Kingdom.   

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