BBC accused of sidelining religion by axing top post

Jan 30, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The BBC has been accused to treating religion as the “fag end” of its priorities at a time of massive global upheaval after announcing it is to scrap its high-profile position of head of religion to cut costs. Aaqil Ahmed, the first Muslim to hold the post, and one of the most outspoken BBC executives, has been told his role in commissioning programmes is to be axed as part of a shake-up. Religion is to make an unlikely alliance with science, business issues and...

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Are mainstream media prejudiced against God?

Jan 5, 2015 by

By Denyse O’Leary, MercatorNet: Recently, I noted that it is mainly older people who rely on dying legacy media for news. Media watchers have noted that the New York Times marked Christmas Day with two different stories about atheism, here and here. And that Newsweek took a desperate swipe at the integrity of the Bible just before Christmas. It raises a question: Are legacy media inherently anti-religious? Maybe. But first let’s distinguish between three terms sometimes used to criticize...

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BBC’s head of religion Aaqil Ahmed calls for more ‘literacy’ at the top

Dec 27, 2014 by

by Ian Burrell, Independent: The head of religious programmes at the BBC has complained that a lack of diversity and religious literacy at the top of British public service television is letting down modern audiences. Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC’s head of religion and ethics, complained of a “lack of religious literacy” in modern society and said viewers from minority faiths complained that television often failed to understand their beliefs and reflect them in its output. “We have got to do better,”...

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Here’s How the Media Got the Latest Religious Liberty Bill Wrong

Dec 14, 2014 by

By Ryan T Anderson, The Daily Signal: Finishing off a week that was pretty bad for the media, CBS News is now spinning a story about a Michigan religious freedom bill. Their headline reads: “Bill would let Michigan doctors, EMTs refuse to treat gay patients.” But the bill does nothing of the sort. The bill, passed by the Michigan House last week, is the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act. And, as the legal scholar Ed Whelan points out, “the bill is modeled on the federal Religious...

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Voice of the Voiceless Offers Time Magazine SOCE Aid

Sep 3, 2014 by

TO: Time Magazine FROM: Voice of the Voiceless, Ex-gay Truth SUBJECT: Opinion article, ‘My Hellish Youth in Gay Conversion Therapy and How I Got Out’, July 15th 2014 by James Guay Upon our review, Time has touted an unqualified, unsubstantiated, unbalanced and biased opinion piece intended to undermine the mental health of same-sex attracted (SSA) patients and their therapists to favor a political agenda by intentionally implying that Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) are completely...

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The religion of peace and love (women’s special needs)

Jul 23, 2014 by

By Peter Mullen: The government declares that those who practise female genital mutilation (FGM) shall be prosecuted. It is hard to imagine how anyone could perpetrate such acts of cruelty and barbarism. Who are these people? FGM, like forced marriage, is a practice found principally among Muslims. Yet yesterday there was a five minutes’ discussion of this matter on The Today Programme but the word “Muslim” or the phrase “Islamic practices” were never mentioned. Ah but, the presenter did say...

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