As I mentioned last week the Church Times had a report on the so called ‘Christian Council of Britain’. To quote the article (not online yet):
No details of the Christian Council of Britain could be found. “It’s nothing to do with us or me,” said the BNP’s press officer, Dr Phil Edwards. “All I know is, they are a pro-British, British Christian group. It’s separate to the BNP.”
Similarly, in the Church of England Newspaper:
Dr Phil Edwards, a spokesman for the Party, said that ‘many Christians’ had approached the BNP and they were ‘facilitating’ the formation of the Christian Council of Britain. He denied it was directly linked to the British National Party.
This ‘Christian Coucil of Britain’ now have a website at www.christiancouncil.org.uk (I’m not linking to it). The domain is registered by one Steve Blake (Whois details for the domain) who also just happens to be the webmaster for the BNP website (see www.bnp.org.uk/organisation/structure.htm – I’m not linking to the BNP either).
One way or another there seems to be no doubt that the BNP and the ‘Christian Council of Britain’ are not only linked but run by some of the same racist and evil people. I hestitated before writing that but I do believe it. They are racist and, I believe, evil. As the Bishop from the same CEN article said: “To try to hijack the Christian message in a racist or nationalist cause is to pervert the Christian gospel”.
According to a Daily Star article linked to by Labour MP Tom Watson a year or two back Steve Blake imported hardcore Nazi material from the US in the 1980s. I have no evidence to back this up, but I’ll leave you to make up your own minds.
(Thanks to some members of the Ship of Fools bulletin board who did some underground sleuthing to find one or two of the links mentioned here.)