May 31, 2017 by Will Maule

British Christians Believe Theresa May Is 'Most Like Jesus,' New Poll Reveals

Theresa May has come out on top in a poll conducted by Premier Radio ranking leading politicians by their resemblance to Jesus Christ. Almost 46 per cent of believers who took part in the poll said the current Prime Minister reminded them most of the Son of God. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn attracted 27 per cent of the votes, following by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron with 20 per cent.

The Brits are due to go to the polls on June 8th to decide who the next Prime Minister is to be. But does May really bear any likeness to the son of God? "I don’t think that anyone could look at her policies and conclude that she was the most Christian of the party leaders," writes Andrew Brown at The Guardian. "If you are on the left, the way her government treats the unemployed, the old, the young, and anyone else without a private income is morally outrageous. But at the same time, she is socially liberal enough on issues like gay marriage and abortion to offend strict evangelicals."

So, why are so many Christians keen to compare her to the divine? "The answer, I think, is that only a tiny minority of voters ever put ideology ahead of identity," argues Brown. "And May fits very well the identity profile of Christians. "At the same time they are socially liberal, with no strong hang-ups about sexual behaviour or even abortion. They believe in straight divorce and gay marriage. All this is entirely in line with May’s platform, and thoroughly out of line with the opinions of the bishops and other clergy."

"When they look at the party leader, they see in Theresa May the one who most resembles their Christian selves, and therefore, they believe, the one who must be closest to Jesus Christ, the perfect man."

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