HEAD OF BBC RELIGION SHOWS WILLIAMSWHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE GAY IN THE C. OF. E.

This is a classic.

From THE TELEGRAPH:

The head of Religion on the BBC, Aaqil Ahmed, a controversial executive whose appointment last year prompted more than 100 complaints, said: "I think all the faiths should be treated in the same way. I don't believe in treating any faith differently."

He dismissed claims that the BBC was marginalising religion as overly simplistic and argued that Christianity, in particular, was already covered well on television.

His comments come on the eve of a debate at the General Synod, the Church's parliament, over the BBC's treatment of Christianity. There has been growing concern at top levels of the Church over the corporation's approach to religion, with warnings that it must not ignore its Christian audience. Output has fallen from 177 hours of religious programming on BBC television in 1987/88 to 155 hours in 2007/08 - a period during which the overall volume of programming has doubled. Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, met last year with Mark Thompson, the BBC's director-general, to discuss religious broadcasting.

However, in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Ahmed, an award-winning programme-maker, said that the Church's criticisms were too simplistic.

He said...

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... he said, "We'll listen to what they say, but we're clear that we know what we're doing and we'll stick to that."

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HEAD OF BBC RELIGION SHOWS WILLIAMSWHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE GAY IN THE C. OF. E. — 3 Comments

  1. The Head of Religion, BBC
    Did like to be even handed, you see
    He treated all faiths the same
    (He played their own game)
    And discounted their beliefs; completely.