Christians complain about BBC bias
The ridiculous homophobes at the Christian Institute have been complaining that a Christian character in the BBC’s Eastenders soap opera was recently portrayed as a ridiculous homophobe.
You’d have thought they’d be pleased.
Dot Cotton reacted to last week’s gay kiss in much the same way as one or two trolls on the BBC messageboards did.
please remember, the Lord ain’t the only one with eyes.
The elderly zombie-worshipper’s complaint was met with disrespectful sniggering by the two sodomites.
The Christian Institute’s persecution complex received another boost at the end of last week when Mastermind’s John Humphreys was rather splendidly disdainful about the gospels, which a contestant had chosen as a specialist subject.
Now, the Gospels, a tricky subject in a way because if you want to find out about the life of Jesus and you read all four gospels you’ll get different versions won’t you. Which are we meant to believe?
“All of them” was the predictable reply from the woman who was under the impression that the gospel of Matthew was an “eye-witness” account (as is the CI’s Mike Judge).
In the meantime, the claim that “they wouldn’t treat Muslims that way” was given some credence last night by the BBC’s director general Mark Thompson, who said:
My view is that there is a difference between the position of Christianity, which I believe should be central to the BBC’s religion coverage and widely respected and followed.
What Christian identity feels like it is about to the broad population is a little bit different to people for whom their religion is also associated with an ethnic identity which has not been fully integrated.
There’s no reason why any religion should be immune from discussion, but I don’t want to say that all religions are the same. To be a minority I think puts a slightly different outlook on it.
However you interpret Thompson’s words, the Christian Institute’s logic does not stand up to scrutiny. Just because there are certain constraints on making fun of minority religions, it does not follow that those same constraints should apply to Christianity.
Christianity is much funnier than Islam in many ways. The central claims of both are equally untrue, but Christianity has the comic edge because, in addition to being false, it is also absurd.