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A Black BNP Reverend: Pastor James Gitau vs “The Sins of Homosexuality”

Claims BNP “condemns use of contraceptives”

Here’s one I missed from a few days ago – the BNP’s Rev Robert West (blogged by me a number of times, such as here) has been out campaigning; the Daily Telegraph reports:

Griffin gets into his car and we drive to Dagenham Broadway, where the BNP has erected its stall. We pass the BNP music bus, pulled over by the police for playing loud music. Griffin gets out and glad-hands; he seems to adore it. Reverend Robert West, the BNP candidate in Lincoln, shouts, “It is not racist to love your country!” as Pastor James Gitau, a black BNP supporter, stands next to him. Every time the Rev Mr West shouts a slogan, Gitau shouts, “Hallelujah!”

Details about Pastor Gitau are scarce, although he is apparently a Pastor with the United Holy Church; whether this is the American denomination of that name or another grouping is not clear. Most information about him is available from postings at Misterseed.com, a site for diaspora Kenyans. Here a press release from Gitau is available, in block caps:

WHEN I ARRIVED IN THE U.K IN THE LATE NINETIES I CAME TO LEARN THAT THERE WAS A FAR RIGHT PARTY CALLED BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY. I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE I DID NOT EXPECT SUCH A RACIST ASSOCIATION IN THE LAND BECAUSE UNITED KINGDOM IS ONE OF THE PIONEER DEMOCRACIES WHICH EMBRACES ALL RACES IN THE COUNTRY WITHOUT ANY FORM OF DISCRIMINATION.

I DID SERIOUS HOMEWORK TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THAT ALLEGATION WAS TRUE AND IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT IT WAS TRUE. THE PARTY WAS NOT ACCEPTING MEMBERS FROM THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

 I DID SOME SERIOUS CAMPAIGN TO HAVE THE PARTY OPEN UP MEMBERSHIP TO ALL RACES AND ABOUT A MONTH AGO MY AMBITION CAME TO PASS AND THE PARTY STARTED ALLOWING ALL RACES TO BECOME MEMBERS…

 AS THIS WAS A PART OF MY SWEAT, I DECIDED TO BECOME A MEMBER BECAUSE OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS…

B.N.P. IS THE ONLY PARTY WHICH BOLDLY SPEAKS AGAINST SODOMY IN PUBLIC….

…CONDEMNS USE OF CONTRACEPTIVES ( E.G. CONDOMS, MORNING AFTER ETC. ETC.).

…ABHORS OUR CHILDREN’S ABORTIONS WITHOUT PARENTS CONSENT ETC. ETC.

…IT IS TRUE THAT THE OLD B.N.P. POLICY WAS TO SEND ALL BLACK BRITISH CITIZENS BACK TO THEIR ORIGINAL COUNTIES. THE NEW B.N.P. EMBRACES ALL RACES FROM THE MINORITIES.

…I WAS GIVEN A PLATFORM TO PREACH AGAINST THE SINS OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH ( HOMOSEXUALITY, AND I REALLY HIT THE ABOMINATION HARD! ) WHEN B.N.P WILL FORM THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE ONE OF THESE FINE DAYS IT WILL BE IN THE GOVERNMENT, ALL THOSE EVIL LAWS E.G. HOMOSEXUALITY WILL GO. THEY WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE BOOKS OF STATUTES OF THE GREAT BRITAIN!

…IF YOU LOOK AT MY PICTURE AT DAGENHAM INTERNATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU WILL NOTICE IS THE NAME OF JESUS APPEARING CLEARLY ON MY RED ‘JESUS SCARVE’.   

  PASTOR/EVANGELIST (.REV, ) JAMES K.N. GITAU

Mr Seed himself gives some background information, on the same page:

Pastor Gitau is the former manager with KENATCO Mombasa before joining business and later coming to the UK. Originally he comes from Kiambaa, Kiambu, Kenya. He is well known in the church circles because he is the first to shout in most of the crusades in London. You would always hear him saying “Glory” playing his manyanga with a beautiful dancing style the King David style. Many others knows him by his dressing. He dresses with several coloured clothes with long coat on top. My mother asked me last year when he saw him: “Mr. Seed, who is that man in the church? Which one, I asked, “Glory” – the man who shouts glory in the church. Why does he dress like that?” she asked. When asked why he dresses like that Pastor Gitau explained that the coat he wears is a coat of many colours.

This site has a short blurb:

I am an International Evangelist and a Kikuyu, but I support ODM [Orange Democratic Movement].  My message however is one of peace.  The violence must stop and the political leaders must listen to the word of reason, let them sit and resolve their difference so that we can go on with our lives.  I grew up in Luoland, I schooled in Kamusinga High School in Bungoma-Luhyaland, I worked in Mombasa, and married a Mkamba lady, so to me tribalism is non-existent.

The pastor also has a request for Josh Groban, regarding his song “You Raise Me Up”:

THIS SONG IS TOO PIOUS AND SWEET TO BE A SONG OF THE WORLD ( SECULAR ). THE EARLIER SECULAR BEINGS DROP THEIR CLAIM TO IT THE BETTER. LOVERS AND GIRLFRIENDS WILL LIFT YOU UP ONLY TO DROP DOWN WITH A BIG BANG WHEN THEIR LOVE FOR YOU NOSEDIVE BUT JESUS ( GOD ) WHOSE OTHER NAME IS LOVE ( 1st. JOHN 4:8 and 16 )IS ‘ LOVE ‘ WILL LIFT YOU UP WHEN THE STORMS OF LIFE RAGE AND WILL NEVER EVER DROP YOU BECAUSE HE CARES FOR YOU ETERNALLY. I VERY HUMBLY REQUEST MR. JOSH GROBAN TO BE SAVED BY JESUS BY REPENTING HIS SINS AND DECLARE THE SONG A GODLY SACRED SONG.

I blogged on some other BNP ecclesiastics here, and on Nick Griffin’s decision to emphasise Christianity as a “new dimension of our struggle” here.

(Name variation: James Kamau N. Gitau)

35 Responses

  1. The BNP are NOT a RACIST PARTY.

    maybe you could spare some of your supposed Christian principles/morals for the Indigenous population rather than attack Christian Patriots as racist.

    VOTE BNP AND GET YOUR CHRISTIAN COUNTRY BACK FROM THE ANTI-CHRIST

  2. SINS OF SODOM were not just homosexuality – all the sins of the flesh were there. Sodom is mentioned by Jesus – the last days “will be as in the days of Sodom”.
    also mentioned in other places in the Bible also mentioned in secular ancient history – the smoking ruins – Josephus etc.

    DID A JUDGEMENT FALL well it has been fairly well
    researched – on many documentaries and it seems
    to have definitely happened. Even the sulphur balls
    have been found – fire and brimstone.

    So if Christians are meant to believe the Bible which is
    the basis of their faith then God is not pleased with
    sex outside a male and female marriage. So in this
    point the pastor is being true to the Bible.

    I think Sodom is mentioned in the Koran as well

  3. Fascinating stuff. Good research, Richard (as always!).

  4. Do some fundamentalists have a problem locating the caps lock button on their computers I wonder?

  5. Excellent piece.

  6. “BOLDLY SPEAKS AGAINST SODOMY IN PUBLIC….”

    I’d like to speak boldly against any intimate sexual activity in public.

    Once the door is shut, other adults choice of lovers is their business. I call this “traditional moral values”.

    • I agree – once the door is open to public displays
      then children will lose the innocence of their early years. Behind closed doors only God will see what’s
      happening.

  7. […] A Black BNP Reverend: Pastor James Gitau vs “The Sins of Homosexuality” (Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion) * Glaube, Zynismus, Hoffnung (Mädchenmannschaft zu den […]

  8. ‘Pastor James Gitau who had surprised many people by joining the BNP Party has defected to Christian Party. Pastor Gitau said that Christian Party summoned him on Saturday 17th April, 2010 and explained to him that the policies of BNP which are not good for a Christian and he changed his mind and now has joined Christian Party. He has asked for forgiveness for those whom he may have caused some embarrassment. ‘ http://www.misterseed.com/IKONEWSoctoberone2008.html

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  10. […] politically naive, so you can imagine my surprise when I found out that Pastor James Gitau, who was happily capaigning for Revd West of the BNP a couple of weeks ago, has suddenly defected to the Christian […]

  11. […] Pastor James Gitau, who was happily campaigning for Revd West of the BNP a couple of weeks ago, suddenly defected to the Christian […]

  12. […] place with 1,367 votes (3% of the total), while in Croydon Central  his former cheerleader Pastor James Gitau, who switched at short notice to the Christian Party, managed 264 votes (0.5%), taking eighth […]

  13. james,

    …we admire you for the bold steps / risks you dare take in that ‘land of plenty’ !

    Which party are you in now…LDP or Christian Party ?

  14. BLESS ALL THOSE WHO HAVE COMMENTED ON THE ABOVE SUBJECT.

    WE NEED TO LIVE NATURAL LIVES THE WAY GOD INTENDS US TO DO. NOT MAN HAVING SEX WITH MAN OR WOMAN HAVING SEX WITHA WOMAN.

    IT VIOLATES THE LAW :

    LEVITICUS 18:22

    1ST CORINTHIANS 6:9

    GOD MADE 2 SEXES ONLY. A MAN ( ADAM ) AND A FEMALE ( EVE ). THE MIDDLE ONE ( HOMOSEXUAL) IS MAN’S FALSE INVENTION. IT IS FAKE.

    THANKS JOE NG’ETICH FOR HIGHLIGHTING THE TRUTH.

    WE HAVE AND ARE STILL PREACHING TO B.N.P CHARMAN NICK GRIFFIN AND YOU WILL BE SHOCKED TO HEAR THAT HE ATTENDED BIBLE CLASS THE OTHER DAY.

    HE IS RESPONDING AND THE WORLD MAY BE SHOCKED WHEN HE GIVES HIS LIFE TO JESUS.

    WE HAVE SOME TEXES.

    PRAY WITH US THAT HE REPENTS HIS SINS AND ACCEPTS JESUS CHRIST AS HIS PERSONAL SAVIOUR.

    THAT WILL INCREASE VALUE TO OUR BELOVED COUNTRY, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ALL RACES HERE WILL LIVE IN TOTAL PEACE.

    I GAVE HIM ALL ADVICE TO CHANGE HIS POLITICS OF RACISM AND EMBRACE ALL RACES AND RELIGIONS. THAT HAS BEEN BLOCKING HIS ADVANCEMENT IN HIS POLITICAL CAREER.

    I DO NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH MUSLIMS. MY PERSONAL DOCTOR IN KENYA, DR. MOHAMED BAALAWY IS A MUSLIM. IN DR. BAKARI IN U.K. HERE IS MY PERSONAL G.P. SOME OF THE PEOPLE I HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH ARE MUSLIMS. ALL OTHER RACES INCLUDING MY BELOVED BRITISH, BLACKS, INDIANS, CHINESE ARE MY BEST FRIENDS.

    WHEN NICK ( B.N.P.) BECOMES BORN AGAIN AND ABANDONS POLITICS OF HATRED I SHALL BY GOD’S GRACE MAKE HIM HIM AN INTERNATIONAL EVANGELIST OF PEACE.

    HE WILL REALIZE MAY BE FOR HIS FIRST TIME THAT WE BRITISH ARE SPREAD ALL OVER OVER THE WORLD AND WE HAVE PEACEFULLY SETTLED AND INTEGRATED WITH ALL OTHER NATIONALITIES 100%.

    I AM SURE THAT MY FELLOW SERVANT OF GOD, REV. WEST WHO IS IN B.N.P WILL HELP NICK GRIFFIN TO SEE THE LIGHT.

    I ADVISED NICK THAT HE CAN EVEN BE IN NO. 10 DOWNING STREET IF HE ABANDONS POLITICS OF HATRED.

    I ALSO WANT TO THANK AND FORGIVE ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO MISUNDERSTOOD ME AND MADE SOME NEGATIVE REMARKS ON THIS TOPIC.

    IF THE SINFUL ST. MATTHEW THE TAX COLLECTOR CHANGED AND BECAME JESUS’ DISCIPLE; IF THE CHRISTIAN MURDERER SAUL CHANGED AND BECAME PAUL ( THE GREATEST EVANGELIST OF HIS TIME ). IF THE IMMORAL KING DAVID TURNED TO GOD AND BECAME GOD’S BEST FRIEND; IF SOLOMON WITH HIS1,000 FEMALES ACKNOWLEDGED WHO GOD WAS AND STILL IS, THE B.N.P NICK GRIFFIN CAN BE CHANGED FROM A HUMAN HATER TO A HUMAN LOVER STAND WITH ME AND PRAY THAT GOD PERFORMS A GLORIOUS MIRACLE AND CHANGE HIM 360 DEGREES.

    PRAY WITH ME AND FAST IF YOU CAN THAT GOD CHANGES MR. GRIFFIN.

    I SAID THAT WITH HIS RACIAL POLICIES, HE MAY NEVER TASTE A PARLIAMENTARY SEAT BUT IF HE CHANGES THOSE NEGATIVE POLICIES AND GOES FOR LOVE POLICIES TOWARDS ALL RACES, HE COULD BE IN 10 DOWNING STREET.

    I AM FOR FOR PEACE. I STAND FOR YOU AND I LOVE ALL OF YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

    REMEMBER I AM NOW A MEMBER OF CHRISTIAN PARTY. I AM NOT AMEMBER OF B.N.P.

    I HAVE BEEN CAMPAIGNING FOR IT TO OPEN ITS DOORS TO ALL RACES AND WHEN WE SUCCEEDED IN MAKING IT OPEN ITS DOORS TO ALL RACES, I WAS THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO JOIN THAT PARTY ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT THEY HAD NOT SINCERELY DROPPED RACISM WHEN THEY REFUSED ME A SEAT TO CONTEST.

    CHRISTIAN PARTY GAVE ME THAT OPPORTUNITY ALTHOUGH IT WAS TOO LATE. THAT WAS ABOUT 2 WEEKS BEFORE ELECTIONS. I DID NOT HAVE TIME TO CAMPAIGN. I DID NOT PREPARE MY CAMPAIGN LEAFLETS. I DID NOT TIME TO DISPLAY OUR NEW PARTY’S POSTERS AND I DID NOT EVEN HAVE CAMPAIGNERS EXCEPT ONE WONDERFUL MAN OF GOD CALLED CANISIUS KIRUGARA.

    HOWEVER, SOME WONDERFUL ANGELS GAVE ME A FEW HUNDRED VOTES.

    REMEMBER, OUR PARTY, CHRISTIAN PARTY IS VERY NEW AND HAD NOT BEEN PUBLICIZED ADEQUATELY.

    I WISH TO THAT ALL OUR SPONSORS.

    EVERYBODY IS INVITED TO JOIN THE PARTY. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE ‘ CHRISTIAN PARTY’. ONE OF OUR MOTTOS IS TO GET INTO THE PARLIAMENT AND PROTECT EVIL LAWMAKERS FROM LEGISLATING ACTS WHICH AFFECT ALL FAITHS AND WHICH MAKE QUEER LAWS LIKE HOMOSEXUALITY WHICH ARE AGAINST HUMAN NATURE.

    GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD KEEP YOU.

    PASTOR/EVANGELIST ( REV. ) JAMES KAMAU NAAMAN GITAU.

    • “WE HAVE AND ARE STILL PREACHING TO B.N.P CHARMAN NICK GRIFFIN AND YOU WILL BE SHOCKED TO HEAR THAT HE ATTENDED BIBLE CLASS THE OTHER DAY”

      More details please!

  15. Gitau, you are a disgrace to any sane person. Why dont you go back to BNP and preach your hatred?

    • You are talking rubbish. The Revd James Gitau is a good man. You do not have to agree with every point to see that. He is totally right to condemn homosexuality as an abomination in the sight of God. The Africans are good on that. Thank God for him. Let us pray that the Africans in Britain will help us all to see the light on that. But God has divided the race into nations (Greek: ethnos, whence ethnic) and it is important to realise that a polyglot state is not His will for any of us. There is no inconsistency in preaching the gospel to all nations (Greek:ethnos) and seeking to preserve your own ethnic group – in my case the British – in their own homeland. Amen and Amen to that!

      • it is important to realise that a polyglot state is not His will for any of us.

        …says an English man who was trained by Welsh Pentecostals!

      • Dear Bartholemew,

        You are not engaging with the points made but are making trite comments of an ad hominem nature. If you would kindly engage with the points made then we can have a debate.

  16. No one could deny that the Bible condemns homosexuality in the Old and the New testaments.

    So does the Koran – so why do homosexuals hardly
    ever attack the Koran .

    Is this a type of cowardice eg attack the easier target ?

    The penalty in many Muslim countries under Sharia law is hanging whereas in Christian countries the penalty is a bit of preaching.

    So homosexuals which would you prefer in this world
    at least. ?

    • Uganda is a Christian country, Charles. Do you think all gays there face is a bit of preaching?

      • The Uganda story has been pretty prominently featured in mainstream, religious and gay media. If you don’t know about it you really shouldn’t be pontificating on gays and religion. Google “gays uganda.”

  17. Bill – I don’t know what happens in Uganda- but can preaching the Gospel of Christ do any harm ?

  18. Bill I don’t know about the culture of Uganda but I have
    read a little of the Bible . It does not depend on culture
    old or new but on the Word of God .

    • Charles,

      You attacked homosexuals for their cowardice in not attacking Islam, saying in “Christian countries the only penalty is a bit of preaching.” This was a statement made in profound ignorance. Since you clearly don’t know what’s going on in the world, stop pretending to be a voice of authority.

  19. Bill – do you expect me to follow everything that’s going
    on in every country in the world.

    • Yes I do, if you are going to make generalizations about “Christian countries.” Anyway, the Uganda story has been all over the net, anyone with a genuine interest in relations between Christianity and homosexuality, as opposed to Islam-bashing, would have been aware of it.

  20. Why do gays avoid the Koran and Muslim view on homosexuality by ducking and weaving and somehow always manage to attack Christianity. This is one country which I admit not to have read about.

  21. Why do you say I am attacking Islam. The penalties
    under Sharia law are far stricter than those of the
    Christian based countries – nowadays at least .

  22. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/913 BANG BANG HERE HE IS AGAIN, PRAISE BE

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