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Sunday 27th February 2005: 9.00am

Statements by 'The Times' and BBC Untrue

The statement in The Times yesterday: “Mr Green ... claims that Hindus are wicked” is completely unture.

The statement by Rhidian Brook in Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme yesterday about “Christian Voice damning the cast of Jerry Springer the Opera” is also untrue.

Stephen Green said today: “At no time have I said or written that Hindus are wicked.  They are no more wicked than anyone else.  We are all sinners.

“Nor have I pronounced damnation on the cast of Jerry Springer the Opera.  It is the place of God Himself to make the final judgment, not me (thank God).

“I shall be consulting our lawyers tomorrow with a view to taking action against The Times, the BBC and Mr Brook for those statements, which were clearly intended to bring me and Christian Voice into disrepute.