The BBC must remember its Christian roots and stop mocking evangelicals

Dec 21, 2017 by

by David Robertson, Premier:

I love the BBC – its part of our history and part of my daily routine. Britain without the BBC would be like France without wine or the USA without burgers.

Did you know that when the BBC started in 1927 it did not broadcast on a Sunday before 12:30pm? This was not to enable people to have a long lie in, but to attend church. For the rest of Sunday the BBC would only broadcast religious services, classical music and other ‘serious’ items.

The BBC’s founder was Lord Reith, the son of a Scottish Presbyterian minister who was himself a convinced Christian. Both of the BBC’s mottos came from the Bible – “nation shall speak peace unto nation” (Isaiah and Micah) and ‘Whatsoever’ which is a reference to Philippians 4:8 – “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

The BBC was an organisation with a Christian ethos in a Christian country which itself had established Christian churches, and whose politicians in times of crisis felt free to call the whole nation to days of prayer!

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