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Christian protesters haven't got a prayer with the BBC; GEORGE TYNDALE Write to George Tyndale, Sunday Mercury, Floor 6, Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway, Birmingham B24 9FF, or e-mail george.tyndale@sundaymercury.net.



THE God Squad has been getting steamed up after a poll suggested the BBC is anti-Christian.

It is claimed Sunday morning churchgoers are portrayed as bigots and weaklings.

Of course, it goes without saying that the same derogatory tags would never be applied to the followers of other faiths, such as Islamists. The BBC, after all, doesn't want to get bombed by a jihadist.

But why are Anglicans and Roman Catholics so surprised by the way Christianity is portrayed by the corporation? BBC executives see it as their role to undermine our nation's traditional institutions, regardless of the offence that might be caused. Being rude to the people who fund the broadcaster through the licence fee is within job descriptions.

The promotion of tokenism, not mainstream beliefs and morality, is the stock in trade of commissioning editors and programme makers.

The wackier the better.

Perish the thought that a white, middleclass, God-fearing pensioner should have his, or her, interests reflected by the Beeb.

Christians, though, have only themselves to blame if they let all the politically correct baiting get to them.

They should know that it's always better to turn the other cheek.
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