The BBC admits failings in its treatment of Christians

WELCOME news! Thank you Gillan for your hard work producing a commendable summary and for quoting EA’s Dr David Landrum. I won’t hold my breath, however, for BBC to review their Middle-East reporting!

God and Politics in the UK

The BBC has had a problem for some time regarding how it deals with religion.  It has regularly been accused of giving Christianity in particular a tough time.  What gives these accusations substance is that they have not just come from churches and individual Christians complaining about the treatment they receive, but also from within the BBC itself.

Back in 2011 a survey was conducted as part of the BBC’s ‘Diversity Strategy’ involving 4,500 people, including some BBC staff.  The consultation concluded: ‘In terms of religion, there were many who perceived the BBC to be anti-Christian and as such misrepresenting Christianity…  Christians are specifically mentioned as being badly treated, with a suggestion that more minority religions are better represented despite Christianity being the most widely observed religion within Britain.’

Then last year Mark Thompson, the then director-general of the BBC admitted that Christianity gets treated less sensitively than other religions because it is ‘pretty broad…

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2 thoughts on “The BBC admits failings in its treatment of Christians

  1. Hello Richard          Greetings from Ghana

    It was great to see David Pawson get a mention in your ‘blog’ the other day. David sent us a donation of over one thousand of his titles [great stuff]  On the same topic John Blanchard made a similar gesture. Great things from great men behind the scenes!

    Keep up your great work

    John Akua and Sean



    • Thanks John and great to hear from you as I was thinking about you re Nigeria only yesterday. Sorry for not having seen your note as it somehow didn’t get into my email notifications and then found it hiding in spam folder – oops!


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