Aided by sympathetic hard-line religious groups, Christian Voice intends to target media companies, politicians and public sector organisations during a high-profile campaign designed to reverse the UKâ€™s drift into secularism and establish a â€œBritish Bible Beltâ€ that would provide the country with moral backbone.
â€œWe have been too silent and too pious for too long. Itâ€™s time to come out of our holy boxes and take the battle onto the streets,â€ said Stephen Green, Christian Voiceâ€™s national director.
â€œNo wonder so many men have drifted away from the church: they need something to do rather than sitting back in quiet acceptance. They need a war â€“ and we will give them one to fight.â€
Last week, Christian Voice used the threat of a backlash from Christian donors to pressurise the Glasgow-based cancer charity Maggieâ€™s Centre into refusing the proceeds from a gala performance of the â€œblasphemousâ€ musical Jerry Springer â€“ The Opera. They now plan to employ similar tactics elsewhere .
â€œWe have written to MPs and members of the House of Lords and nothing has changed, so letâ€™s see if they listen to us when weâ€™re banging on their doors,â€ said Green.
Green and Citizen Voice were covered by media when he protested Jerry Springer, The Opera. A British theatre has turned down the show which was to have toured about four venues in the UK, and another is thinking of withdrawing.
Now the American backer of the show has pulled out because of the furore, and moderate Christian groups are pulling away from Green and his methods. He has been relentless in gaining media attention, believing Britian is a Christian nation.
Christian Voice is just one of several similar groups planning to adopt more high- profile tactics. Next month, the MediaMarch organisation plans to present Tony Blair with a 120,000 signature petition demanding tougher obscenity laws.
â€œThere is righteous anger out there. The good people in this country have been completely ignored for too many years, and that is going to change by hook or by crook,â€ said MediaMarch founder Miranda Suit.
â€œWe want to see the birth of a British Bible Belt to provide this country with the firm moral guidance it so clearly needs.â€
Green is a 53 year old father of four living near Carmarthen, Wales. He has run his website since 1994 and has struck out at diverse things such as homosexual police, abortion the celebration of Dilwai in a public school, and the show, claiming he has special gifts that he is pleased to use. Since receiving media attention in the past year and a half, he has devoted himself full time to his causes.