British Prime Minister David Cameron has pleaded for Christians in the country to stick by him despite his attempts to legalize same sex marriage in the U.K., prompting the question how much support can he really enjoy from the Church?
Cameron, in his bid to repair and strengthen his relationship with Christians, has welcomed attempts by religious leaders to fight secular efforts to remove references of faith from public life. The British PM has also tried to assure Churches that they would not be forced to marry same-sex couples even if gay marriages were accepted by law.
... During an Easter reception, however, where many church leaders were present, the Prime Minister insisted that the government is not looking to change how the church operates, but only the register office.
"I hope we won't fall out too much over gay marriage," Cameron said, according to the Telegraph. "There'll be some strong arguments and some strong words."
The Coalition for Marriage petition has passed 400,000 signatures.