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BARONESS MARGARET THATCHER died April 8, 2013. She was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1979 to 1990, and daughter of Methodist lay preacher Alfred Roberts.

Her political views were shaped considerably by her religious beliefs. We quote from her 1988 speech to the Church of Scotland: “We must not profess the Christian faith and go to Church simply because we want social reforms and benefits or a better standard of behaviour; but because we accept the sanctity of life, the responsibility that comes with freedom and the supreme sacrifice of Christ.”

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By Chris Collins of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation, CC BY-SA 3.0, http://ow.ly/jR9GL

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