Mail on Sunday forces BBC Jesus bastard climbdown
The Mail on Sunday is very proud of itself for “forcing” the removal of message from the BBC boards.
The message, pictured above, refers to Jesus Christ as a B-A-S-T-A-R-D. Pretty innocuous you would think, especially if you take the story seriously in the first place, in which case you have to admit it is actually true.
The Mail complains that the remarks had been “allowed to remain for weeks” in spite of protest from un-named Christian groups, until the MoS contacted senior BBC officials and the post was deleted.
The spin is, of course, that anti-Islam posts are deleted within minutes – but the solution to that isn’t to censor everything that might offend the religious. The Mail can’t resist an opportunity to show off how influential it is while simultaneously highlighting anti-Christian pro-Muslim bias in the liberal media.
They also wheeled out a spokesman for the Church of England who said:
Discussion – including robustly critical discussion – of any faith’s doctrines and practices is an important feature of civilised discourse.
But deliberately or recklessly offensive denigration of those doctrines and practices is unacceptable.