BBC Veteran Says Station Is Full Of “Liberal Humanists” Who Laugh At Christianity But Are Afraid To Mock Islam…
Stating the obvious.
Via Daily Mail:
A respected BBC broadcaster has claimed television is dominated by ‘liberal sceptical humanists’ who laugh at Christianity but are afraid to mock Islam.
Roger Bolton, a former editor of Panorama, said an obsession with human rights over religious beliefs had left corporation bosses out of touch with the public.
In the modern culture of broadcasting, Mr Bolton said anyone who opposed gay marriage or IVF was treated as a ‘lunatic’ if it was because of their religious beliefs.
He added: ‘The default position in broadcasting is always, it’s a question of human rights and how can they do it.’
Mr Bolton said it had got to a point where audiences thought it was ‘fun’ to mock Christianity but would not dare laugh at jokes about Islam.
He said in the last few years ‘something went wrong with the BBC’s religious programming’ and questioned whether it was ‘fit for purpose’.
Mr Bolton presented Sunday, Radio 4’s main programme for religious news and current affairs, for 12 years until 2010.
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