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BNP: The BBC is forcing ‘homosexual persuasions’ on everyone with gay characters

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The British National Party is claiming a BBC boss is trying to force his “homosexual persuasion” on people by including gay characters in TV shows.

The far-right party made the claim in a Facebook post, targeting the company’s head of drama commissioning, Ben Stephenson.

It said: “Brace yourself because a whole host of gay characters are about to hit your TV screen.

“BBC drama boss Ben Stephenson – paid a staggering £247,800 per year, paid for by your TV Licence – has declared that he is making it his business to make his homosexual persuasion everyone else’s.

“The compulsory TV Licence for television owners in Britain goes entirely to the BBC. Are you happy paying for this kind of television?”

The party appeared to be reacting to comments Mr Stephenson made six months ago, when he said: “I would say [sexuality] is probably one of the lowest [represented] areas. When a great gay script comes in, I shall definitely be commissioning it.”

The party’s chairman Adam Walker – who replaced Nick Griffin last month – said: “I don’t want my children being exposed to anything of a sexual nature. That is not the purpose of children’s television.”

“The BNP firmly believes that sexual preference is a personal choice and not an issue for public consumption.”

The party has stepped up its anti-gay rhetoric, since Nick Griffin was forced to stand down as party leader following election defeat.

He has been replaced by Walker, a former deputy chairman who has described Britain as a “multicultural shithole”.

Earlier this year, Griffin defended a BNP Youth video which claimed that “militant homosexuals” were part of an “unholy alliance” trying to “destroy the traditional family unit”.

The 54-year-old previously described gay people as “creepy” and admitted that he would like to ban civil partnerships.

He was also declared bankrupt in January this year.

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