Monday, January 19, 2009

Church asked to ban BNP members




The Church of England is to be asked to ban clergy from joining the British National Party (BNP).


The general synod - the Church's parliament - will be urged to adopt a similar policy to other bodies which forbid BNP membership, like the police.


The move comes after the leaked publication of the names of 12,000 BNP members in November.


The list contained five "Reverends" but the Church said none was a licensed or serving clergy member.


Police policy


The Association of Chief Police Officers policy states that no member of the police service may be a member of an organisation whose constitution, aims or objectives contradict the general duty to promote equality.


It specifically mentions the BNP as one such organisation.


At the meeting of the synod next month one of its members, Vasantha Gnanadoss - who works for the Metropolitan Police - will submit a private members motion calling for a similar policy to apply to all clergy, candidates for ordination and lay persons speaking on behalf of the Church.
She said the policy would make it more difficult for organisations like the BNP to exploit the claim that there are members of the Anglican clergy that support them.


"Of specific relevance to this motion are some of the tactics adopted by the BNP, which in recent years has sought to identify itself as Christian and sometimes specifically with the Church of England, in order to further its agenda," she said.


Disciplined clergy


William Fittall, secretary general of the general synod, said it was already Church of England policy that people should not enter ordained ministry if they held racist views.
He added, however, that it would be harder for the Church to enact a formal policy aimed at the BNP.


"Not long ago the synod passed the Clergy Discipline Measure, which specifically said you could not discipline a member of the clergy for political views or membership of a political party," he said.


A BNP spokesman said the party was aware of the efforts of Ms Gnanadoss and denied it was racist.


"There are members of the general synod who are sympathetic towards us," he said.
"This is a disgraceful way to politicise the Church. The Church has got far more important things we feel to worry about... rather than a vindictive campaign against a perfectly legitimate political party".


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

How the BBC reported the story

A BNP spokesman said the party was aware of the efforts of Ms Gnanadoss and denied it was racist.
"There are members of the general synod who are sympathetic towards us," he said.
"This is a disgraceful way to politicise the Church. The Church has got far more important things we feel to worry about... rather than a vindictive campaign against a perfectly legitimate political party".

How the Guardian reported the story

A spokesman for the BNP denied it was racist or had racist policies. He said: "I am aware of this, we were told by a member of the General Synod. There are members of the General Synod who are sympathetic towards us and we were made aware of this a long time ago.
"This is a disgraceful way to politicise the church. The church has got far more important things we feel to worry about regarding the collapse of morality and the collapse of attendance at Church and the advance of Islam rather than a vindictive campaign against a perfectly legitimate political party."

Anonymous said...

Yes two members of the clergy are members of the BNP.

1.The RT REV S Stevens.
2. The RV R West.

John Cronin.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Christians are becoming social pariahs in Britain, claims Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Vine, the BBC presenter, has claimed that it is becoming "socially unacceptable" to be a Christian in Britain

Mr Vine says that he is forced to separate his personal beliefs from his role as a presenter
The Radio 2 host said that he feels unable to talk about his faith on his show because he fears how people would react.

He argues that society has become increasingly intolerant of the freedom to express religious views.

"You can't express views that were common currency 30 or 40 years ago," he said.

"Arguably, the parameters of what you might call 'right thinking' are probably closing.

"Sadly, along with that has come the fact that it's almost socially unacceptable to say you believe in God."

His comments follow the claim from Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, that Britain is an "unfriendly" place for religious people to live.

Mr Vine, 43, is a practising Anglican, but says he would be compromised by being more open about his faith on air.
(GOOD NEW'S INDEED THEY SERVE THERE OWN LOONY INTEREST NOT WHITE PEOPLES)

tonydj said...

The Church of England?? England??

It was set up so Henry 8th could marry his mistress. Since then it has always served the establishment. When it wasn't persecuting Catholics it was criminalising non-C of E Protestants.

Anonymous said...

When a nationalist government gets in we'll make sure that asian cow, Vindiloo Gonad, is one of the first deportees on the repatriation list.

As for that limpwrist clerical who claimed, when he joined the BNP, that he did'nt know what the BNP stood for, us nationalist can do without such gutless bastards. If this bastard fell into the hands of the muslims, he would start screaming "I did'nt understand what Chritianity was about"

Fucking traitor

Anonymous said...

Cardinal Connor Murphy-O'Conner is a hypocritical religeous tosser. While criticising English nationalists and legitimate English nationalist political parties M-O'Connor was busy covering-up all his paedophile priests ringa-ringa-roses shirtlifting ceremonial parties and their buggering rapes of innocent children in their care.

Cardinal Benedictus .... and dicked everyone else.

Cunt O'Conner, go pick up thy bed and heal thyself and do'nt fuck with British politics and British nationalists.

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Good NS blog

ENGLISHMAN said...

This is just another idiot wog trying to ingraciate itself with the stinking reds/marxist/nwo,next week they are going to try to teach it to walk upright.

Anonymous said...

john cronin, isnt he the sex case oldham bnp exposed and got removed from oldham?

Henry said...

You mean the General Synod hasn't heard the 'good' news yet.

That the BNP is a Jewish organisation led by a philo-Semite called Griffin.

This is an ecumenical problem.

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.

Anonymous said...

"Now stop these anti-Semitic rants and lets move the party forward."
From Chriss Hill
(Lancaster)

How will we be able to trust Chris Hill? His constant attacks on the truth, he has to openly denounce Zionisim and all it's evil workings.

Anonymous said...

Yes two members of the clergy are members of the BNP.

1.The RT REV S Stevens.
2. The RV R West.

John Cronin.

The so-called "Rev" West, a former Conservative Cllr from Lincolnshire, is "Reverend" of some obscure and extremist Protestant sect that barely exists (the Apostolic Church or something like that). It exists purely as a home group and not as a church.

The "Rev" West is a Catholic-hating, sectarian who is too busy fighting the Wards of Religion from the 16th century between Protestants and Catholics.

Yet the One-Eyed Moron, a.k.a. Nick Griffin who now owns the BNP as his personal property and fiefdom, sought to appoint this bigotted sectarian to run a BNP front called the "Christian Council for Britain".

It may be because Griffin only appoints supine shoe-polishers like the "Rev" West who always look up to those with power because they are gullible/unintelligent/supine/greedy/want patronage and recognition from those above them.

Since then the so-called Council has done nothing and is as full of hot-air as Griffin's ego and bloated claims.

Anonymous said...

That the Rt. Rev. R. West is a uber mysonogist and lives with another bloke (a la Gri££in & Webster former cosy shacking-up) is all you need to know about the Rt. Rev. Cassock-lifter

Anonymous said...

"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."
-- Robert Heinlein

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