London, England, Oct 22, 2011 / 13:24 pm
Former British politician Ann Widdecombe criticized Prime Minister David Cameron for axing foreign aid to countries that persecute gays while overlooking widespread threats to Christians.
“David Cameron’s government have threatened to cut the overseas aid budget for countries which persecute homosexuals,” Widdecombe said in London at an Oct. 22 conference for the international charity Aid to the Church in Need.
“Fair enough. But what about Christians? When do we qualify for such protection or don’t we?”
Widdecombe, a Catholic convert who represented the Conservative Party as a Member of Parliament from 1987 to 2007, contrasted the government’s pro-gay overseas aid policy with its stance on some countries' state-sponsored violence against Christians.