BBC Director Justifies Rougher Treatment of Christianity

Mr Thompson, the head of the BBC said in October 2008 that Christianity ought to get rougher treatment than other religions such as Islam. He said minority religions are often associated with an ethnic identity and are less integrated.

Asked whether it was correct that the BBC “let vicar gags pass but not imam gags”, he said that there is a difference between Christians and “people for whom their religion is also associated with an ethnic identity which has not been fully integrated.” Mr Thompson continued: “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.” Director General Mark Thompson was speaking at an event organised by the religious think-tank Theos. Sources: