Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Even the Archbishop thinks the BBC is biased against Christians

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has accused the BBC of bias against Christianity and says the broadcaster fears a terrorist backlash if it is critical of Islam. The archbishop, the second most senior figure in the Church of England's hierarchy, said Christians took "more knocks" than other faiths at the hands of the BBC. "They can do to us what they dare not do to the Muslims," he said. "We are fair game because they can get away with it. We don't go down there and say, 'We are going to bomb your place.' That is not in our nature."

Read the full article by Jonathan Petre here.

From my point of view this message is the one that most Christians many of the BBC's liberties with people's Christian faith (which I share). Now I'm not against criticism or hear other view points - but when that criticism isn't evenly spread out then it oppression.

Now I can almost hear Muslims saying - hold on have you looked at the headlines recently - well yes, the political nature of Islam is getting a roasting right now (veils for example are political - and also head scarves) and from the MSM and the blogsphere. But then so are the Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative parties. Christianity does not seek to impose an equivalent of Sharia law on its own followers or the followers of other religions.

What doesn't happen is any questioning of the basis of Islam. (Or am I missing something ?).

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