Saturday, April 11, 2009

Jesus and the BNP

I don't know how many of you have seen the latest BNP 'Jesus' poster but
it features a picture of Jesus on the cross and quotes part of a verse from St. John's Gospel (John 15:20: "If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you". BNP leader Nick Griffin, in reference to the poster is quoted as follows: “The British National Party is the only political party which genuinely supports Britain's Christian heritage. It is the only party which will defend our ancient faith and nation from the threat of Islamification."

The fact is that using scripture is a bit like using statistics - you can use quotes to support all kinds of positions.

Perhaps Mr Griffin my make use of the following in his next poster campaign:

1 John 2:9
"Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness."

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