Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has urged Christians to “stand shoulder to shoulder” in rejecting the British National Party.
He told the News of the World the party’s leader was a “squalid racist”.
It was “chilling” to hear Nick Griffin claim to represent “Christian Britain” on BBC One’s Question Time, he added.
Lord Carey said the other panellists should have challenged him more on his “deceitful attempt to align his despicable policies with Christianity”.
In the newspaper interview, Lord Carey accused the BNP leader of trying to “hijack one of the world’s great religions” and said the decision to invite him on to the BBC’s flagship political discussion programme had been “a mistake”.
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