A rector has accused the British National Party of positioning itself as the Christian party of the country.
As reported in the Guardian last week, the BNP held a secret meeting in Winsford Lifestyle Centre. It was booked under the name of the Christian Council of Britain, although the BNP admitted there was no affiliation between the two groups.
The Rev Ian Bishop, of St Michael and All Angels Church, in Hightown, Middlewich, says many churches are opposed to the BNP manifesto. He said: “In my opinion to vote BNP is to oppose Christian values and the Christian Church. I have made it abundantly clear that I cannot see how it is possible to call yourself Christian and vote BNP. The Archbishop of York was recently quoted saying: ‘A vote for the BNP is like spitting in the face of God’.”