From the Evangelical Alliance:
The British National Party are not the defenders of genuine Christianity, the Evangelical Alliance has said ahead of Nick Griffin’s appearance on BBC Question Time. The appearance of the British National Party’s leader, Nick Griffin on BBC Question Time offers a further opportunity to emphatically reject any claims that they are the defenders of Christianity.
The BBC invited Nick Griffin to participate following the election of two BNP candidates to the European Parliament in June 2009. To maintain its political neutrality, the BBC decided that it could not ignore the BNP’s presence in the British political sphere.
Speaking ahead of Nick Griffin’s appearance on BBC’s Question Time, Steve Clifford, General Director of the Evangelical Alliance said: “We unequivocally condemn any attempt to use the Christian faith to promote racist nationalist policies and expect the BNP’s policies to be exposed for what they are on Thursday’s Question Time.” The British National Party have regularly attempted to promote themselves as the only party standing up for Christian values. The Evangelical Alliance totally rejects any such claim.