New York Times Claims ‘Romans’ Calls For ‘Execution Of Gays’

Jun 17, 2016 by

by Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist: […] Then there’s what New York Times political reporter Jeremy W. Peters wrote for his piece “After Orlando, a Political Divide on Gay Rights Still Stands.” Peters is a reporter who struggles to cover issues fairly. He’s known for helping Nancy Pelosi avoid questioning on her abortion stance and other instances of being almost comically partisan in his reporting. The article is less reportage than it is fuel for what it purports to describe: The...

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Why broadcasters shy away from the big questions of religion

Jun 10, 2016 by

by Melanie McDonagh, London Evening Standard: Fittingly enough, it was in what the Archbishop of Canterbury called the “quasi-Hogwarts” environment of Lambeth Palace that the Sandford St Martin Awards took place last night. For the Baftas of religious broadcasting Nick Baines, the Bishop of Leeds, took the Stephen Fry role, and Joan Bakewell was the winner-in-chief, with celeb classicist  Mary Beard as her cheerleader. It was the archbishop who cut to the heart of the matter by observing that...

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‘Islamic State are Muslims and their doctrine is Islamic’: BBC Head of Religion

Jun 2, 2016 by

from Lapido Media: THE ISLAMIC State are Muslims and their doctrine is Islamic, the BBC’s Head of Religion, told a Lapido event last Wednesday (25 May). Professor Aaqil Ahmed, first Muslim to hold the prestigious top religion post at the nation’s broadcaster, was responding to criticism of the BBC’s use of the term ‘so-called Islamic State’. ‘You wouldn’t say “so-called Huddersfield University”, barrister Neil Addison said during questions to the panel. In reply, Ahmed said: ‘I hear so many...

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Media Want To Make Sure You Never Hear About ‘The Little Sisters Of The Poor’

May 18, 2016 by

By Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist: The Little Sisters of the Poor just beat Obama in court, so why don’t the media want you to know anything about them? Last week I was at a religious liberty confab attended by some of the Little Sisters of the Poor. One of my favorite vignettes from the conference was watching a decorated Sikh Army captain, who recently won his religious liberty battle to wear a turban while he serves in non-combat scenarios, chat it up with the cheerful gaggle of...

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Why does the government want a gay quota for BBC management?

May 16, 2016 by

by Ross Clark, Spectator: Of all the things wrong with the BBC, it would be hard to argue that a shortage of gay people making and presenting programmes is one of them. As Andrew Marr observed a decade ago: ‘The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It’s a publicly funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities, and gay people. It has a liberal bias, not so much a party-political bias. It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias.’ Why, then, is...

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BBC says it is too Christian and must diversify

May 15, 2016 by

By Nicholas Hellen, The Sunday Times: The BBC is too Christian in its religious output, according to an internal review, and should increase its Muslim, Hindu and Sikh programming. Lord Hall, the director-general, is considering findings that show there is a disproportionate amount of programming by the corporation on Christian matters compared with other faiths. Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC’s head of religion and ethics, told a Commons meeting on religious literacy he had written a report for Hall...

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