I’ve gotta be honest. It’s difficult to mix religion and politics. Ultimately politics in a democracy is about compromise. For me as a Bible believing evangelical it was difficult to be in debates where the secular ideology I represented had a different outlook on a given issue than my faith.
I remember one conference debate, where the motion concerned taking away the legal requirement to have School Assemblies with a Christian message. On the surface I was against it – after all I was a Christian. Under the surface I was for it as I was concerned about atheist teaches leading Christian worship. In terms of the secular ideology I should have been against it on the grounds that schools should not have a bias to any religion. I abstained on a vote that saw the motion narrowly defeated and the policy stayed the same. Afterwards I was heavily criticised for my actions.
That is one issue in a small political party. In the wider world there are huge issues with huge implications. All these issues need to take into account every individual belief, whatever they may be.
That is why so much of our politics these days are secular. Prehaps before Christians talk about the UK being a Christian county and saying that the law should represent that, they should go out, pray and spread the message of Christ to make it a Christian country. That is when things will be achieved in government.