October 27, 2009

BNP’s views are ‘irredeemably evil’ claims Lord Carey

by Benjamin Graham

The former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the BNP must not be allowed to hijack the Christian faith.

Lord Carey called on Christians to stand “shoulder-to-shoulder in rejection of Nick Griffin’s notion that ‘Christianity’ has anything to do with his despicable views”

The former leader of the Anglican communion made the remarks following the appearance of BNP leader Nick Griffin on BBC’s Question Time.

“To hear the phrase ‘Christian Britain’ coming from the mouth of Nick Griffin made me shudder,” he said.

“This squalid racist must not be allowed to hijack one of the world’s great religions.

“The views of the BNP are not simply false, they are dangerous, indeed irredeemably evil.”

Lord Carey said the other Question Time panelists should have challenged Griffin on his “deceitful attempt to align his despicable policies with Christianity.”

His comments were published in the News of the World alongside a poll showing that nearly two-thirds of voters believe the mainstream political parties have no credible policies on immigration.

However, only 6% said the BNP has the best immigration policies, and just one in ten said Britain should close its borders to all immigrants.

Over half (54%) of those polled said Griffin’s appearance on Question Time will put people off the BNP, although 23% said it would gain the party more support.

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