Stephen Green admits he was wrong
In an exclusive interview with Mediawatchwatch this morning charity-blackmailing director of Christian Voice, Stephen Green, revealed that he intended to drop his private prosecution against the BBC and admitted that his grounds for complaint were “not founded in reality”.
I’ve had a lot of mail from people opposing my stance. I thought I must be doing something right because I was “rattling Satan’s cage”. But I now realise that was self-deluding nonsense. True, a lot of the letters I received were a bit rude – but many were from intelligent, caring people who were just trying to help me to see sense. I’m happy to say that they have finally succeeded.
Speaking from his smallholding in Carmarthen, Green outlined the thought processes that led to his change of heart.
It finally dawned on me that there was absolutely no rational justification for believing those stories in the Bible. Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, the Virgin Birth, all those miracles – they are all so obviously made-up. I used to tell myself that it must be true because it was all “God’s Word”, but my reasoning was totally circular. When I thought about it properly, it made my head spin!
Pressed as to how he came to believe such things in the first place, Stephen replied,
I suppose I was looking for certainty in an uncertain world. When you accept Jesus as your saviour, and the Bible as the infallible Word of God, you get that – the certainty. All your questions are answered, and you know they are the right answers. Reason takes second place to faith. It’s a bit pathetic I admit – but I’ve grown up a lot in the past few days.
Green went on to express his remorse about blackmailing Maggie’s Centres cancer charity (“What was I thinking?”), and pledged to run the London Marathon next year in an effort to raise some cash to make amends.
When we asked him about his attitude to homosexuality, Stephen actually blushed.
Ah.. yes, well. That’s all a bit embarrassing. I really did believe that the Creator of the Universe was as obsessed as I was with what consenting adults do with their genitalia in the privacy of their own homes. I suppose you could say I was “projecting”.
But he stopped short of completely coming out of the closet:
I’m not gay… Well, maybe I am a bit gay.