Thursday, 26 April 2007

Another "Christian Leader" for Islamification

Following on from the news that the Evangelical Alliance has called on voters to "resist the fascist BNP" (TM), etc, comes news that the call has been taken up by the Anglican Bishop of Blackburn, Nicholas Reade:

A senior Church of England bishop who has a number of British National Party (BNP) councillors in his diocese, has written in an anti-fascist magazine, urging Christians to vote against the party in the forthcoming local elections.

The comments from Rt Rev Nicholas Reade, Bishop of Blackburn, who was writing in 'Searchlight' magazine, make him the latest in a long line of church leaders and denominations to publicly urge votes against the BNP in the local elections next week.

In 2003 the BNP briefly became the official opposition in Burnley, which is in the Bishop's diocese. They now have just seven seats on the council. The bishop said that Lancashire voters should now completely reject the “poison of racial and religious hatred”.

“Sadly there are a small minority of candidates seeking election on the basis of politics that seek to divide,” the Bishop said. “They prefer the poison of racial and religious hatred to the challenge of co-operation. Christians and non-Christians, peoples of all faiths and none, should reject them.

"They should reject them by refusing to vote for them, by pointing out to others the true nature of their poisonous policies, and by turning out to vote for candidates who are committed to constructive co-operation.”

Exactly. "Constructive co-operation" is just what we all need. By way of example, here are some links to recent cases of "constructive co-operation" between Christians and Muslims in Egypt, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Iraq. Oh, and while I'm at it, here, from closer to home, is an example of what happens to those Christians who have converted from Islam:
Mr Hussein, a 39-year-old hospital nurse in Bradford, is one of a growing number of former Muslims in Britain who face not just being shunned by family and community, but attacked, kidnapped, and in some cases killed.
But I don't recall hearing Mr Reade speaking out about that.


The Green Arrow said...

These so called Christian Leaders are nothing of the kind. They entered the Church not for the love of God but to practise their own warped politics.

That is why the congregation's are shrinking.

We need religious leaders with the energy and spirit of the early missionaries.

Felicity said...

Traditionally the smart son inherited the family business, the idiot went into the church.
I see no good reason to suggest this tradition has been abandoned.
The churches were remarkably silent on "honour killings" or murder to you and I, and say little about the persecution of Christians in countries where the pets of Islam call the shots.
Where exactly do they stand on homosexual practices being taught in schools or abortion as a means of contraceptive?

With the notable exception of the Roman Catholic Church, none of them speak out fearlessly on contraversial issues or matters of social morality.
The anti BNP stance is an opportunity for them to bask in media attention.

When was the last time UAF or indeed any Left Wing group gave the views of the tambourine rattlers the time of day?
No wonder the pews are empty when they have reduced God to a stumbling demented sheep king with no relevance.

veritas said...

It is to be hoped that the good Bishop didn't know with whom he was rubbing shoulders when he contributed to SEARCHLIES. Gable the burglar and possible arsonist, a CID and SB stooge who runs agents provaceteurs and is a fitting successor to Harry Bidney the nonce...
And if he DID know, then he's just an unholy old fakir.