United Kingdom: The Bishop of Manchester has expressed his opinion that the racist British National Party is incompatible with Christianity.
In a statement, he said Christians should not vote forthose who would deny the... equal rights of others...
Rt Revd McCulloch said:Needless to say, we further urge all followers of Christ to use their vote wisely, and not to vote for any political party or candidate promoting division, exclusion and blame, or in any other way seeking to stir up racial and ethnic hatred...
We do not presume to advise which party or parties Christians should vote for.
However, we do affirm our conviction that genuine Christian discipleship is incompatible with actual support for racist and fascist parties, such as the BNP or the National Front.
In response, and apparently without irony, a BNP representative called the Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch
fascistic. Christians urged not to vote BNP - BBC News, 3rd June 2004.