Some older news from October last year, but very telling of the state of the world today.
So… It’s apparently okay to treat Christianity like dirt, but not okay to apply the same treatment to any other forms of beliefs. My further comments at bottom of post.
BBC confesses bias
on religion, politics
Internal memo reveals execs saying
Bible tossed in trash OK, not Quran
Posted: October 23, 2006
5:00 p.m. Eastern
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
An internal British Broadcasting Corporation memo reveals senior figures admitted the national news agency was guilty of promoting left-wing views and anti-Christian sentiment.
News of the memo, reported by British media, comes as the BBC continues to struggle against claims of biased reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and distorted coverage of the global fight against terror, reports the Israeli YnetNews.com.
The admissions of bias were made at a recent “impartiality” summit the BBC held. Most executives admitted the corporation’s representation of homosexuals and ethnic minorities was unbalanced and disproportionate, YnetNews.com said. The British news agency, the report said, leaned too strongly towards political correctness, the overt promotion of multiculturalism, anti-Americanism and discrimination against the countryside.
At the summit, executives were given a fictitious scenario in which they were asked to make a judgment.
In the illustration, Jewish comedian Sasha Baron Cohen would participate in a studio program in which guests were allowed to symbolically throw in a garbage bin things they hated.
What would you do, the executives were asked, if Cohen decided to throw kosher food, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bible and the Quran in the trash.
Everything would be allowed, the executives said, except for the Quran, for fear of offending the British Muslim community.
The BBC also revealed its executives favored interviewing terrorist leader Osama bin Laden if the opportunity arose, the Washington Times reported.
The executives were presented with a current hot-button issue in Britain, the wearing of Muslim veils. Should a veiled woman be allowed to present the news, they were asked. The BBC’s diversity editor said yes, since news anchors were allowed to wear crosses.
A senior BBC executive admitted to the British paper Daily Express, “There was a widespread acknowledgement that we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness. Unfortunately, much of it is so deeply embedded in the BBC’s culture, that it is very hard to change it.”
Now, don’t get me wrong and take out an order on my life.
All I’m saying is: If it’s considered not permissible to show a Koran thrown into the trash, shouldn’t it be similarly not permissible to show a Bible being dumped? If it’s insensitive to multi-culturalism to print cartoons that make fun of Mohammad, shouldn’t it also be rude to print cartoons mocking Jesus?
Or from the other angle, if Christianity can be ruthlessly lambasted and ridiculed, why are other religions given protected status?Is it simply because that real Christians, and even shallowly nominal ones, would never rise up in a mob frenzy and burn cars, flags and people in protest of the affront to their religion? Perhaps if we started doing that, politicians and media moguls would start giving us a modicum of respect and civility (out of fear).
Let’s face it: Everyone can pick on us because when it’s all said and done… Christians are the nicest people. And the world knows it. And the world takes every advantage of it.
Funny how in these countries that the rest of the world thinks are ‘Christian’, it seems that only Christianity is allowed to be so viciously attacked. And funny how even though secular humanism rules these nations, every time they do something that offends another culture they are labelled as ‘Fascist Christian Crusaders’.
How to sum it all up… Hmm. Jesus put it this way:
“All men will hate you because of Me.” – Luke 21:17 (about the signs of the end of the age)