The Daily Telegraph has interviewed Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the Archbishop of St. Andrew and Edinburgh, for their “Sunday Telegraph” edition, though I could only find the link to a “Telegraph” blog.
The Cardinal (who makes a beautiful contrast to the usual appeasement practised by our Craven-in-Chief, Archbishop Vincent “Quisling” Nichols) finds clear words to describe what is happening. This must be given great attention because it does not happen often. Try this:
“Our detailed research into BBC news coverage of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular, together with a systematic analysis of output by the Catholic church, has revealed a consistent anti-Christian institutional bias.”
Please mind the words “consistent” and “institutional”. What he is saying is that the BBC is rotten to the core.
One is surprised that “detailed research” be necessary to become aware of such a self-evident reality, but I think he refers to the fact that they have gathered data in a statistically meaningful and provable manner.
The Cardinal again:
“Senior news managers have admitted to the Catholic Church that a radically secular and socially liberal mindset pervades their newsrooms.
“This sadly taints BBC news and current affairs coverage of religious issues, particularly matters of Christian beliefs.”
Also note here: radically secular and socially liberal mindset. This is not a problem of this or that journalist not taking his job seriously. This is the entire institution devoted to propaganda work. It is at least consoling to see that BBC senior managers have the candor to admit what everyone in the Land can see, but make no mistakes: BBC managers “admit” anti-religious bias to improve their chance of advancement within the organisation.
Also (not so) surprising is that the BBC wastes tons of our money but does not think it necessary to hire a religious editor. This explains to an extent the appalling ignorance of everything concerning Catholicism and Christianity in general.
Basically it would appear that these people talk of religion without specific knowledge and without a serious instance able to ensure basic standards of information and that this is official and approved policy. Which is what they do anyway, so my assumption must be right.
Dulcis in fundo, we are informed that the BBC will air on September 15 a documentary about the Pope, care of…. a homosexual former Dominican Friar. This is not a joke, you can read it with your own eyes if you follow the link. I wonder where do they take such people from. It appears nowadays noone can make a documentary about the Pope who is: 1) a career journalist and/or 2) not homosexual.
BBC has long ago become the parody of information. It has created a system of dominant secularist, “minority-ist” and homosexual-ist culture within the organisation which takes care that only people with a certain agenda get to the key positions. The good news is that such a massive bias is evidently nothing more than a nuisance for those the BBC obviously considers its enemies; cue the packed churches during Easter after particularly virulent attacks against the Church and the Pope.
Kudos to the Cardinal for speaking out loud and for doing it in a timely fashion before the arrival of the Pope and before the airing of the “documentaries” made from politically correct deviants like Tatchell and the dominican friar turned pope expert and tv journalist. What he should now do is to continue to stay on the issue after the Pope’s departure. In time, this will undoubtedly cause some changes. But it must be a continuous campaign to increase people’s awareness of the problem, not the occasional outburst before days of particularly fanatical attacks against the Pope.
Fr Tim Finigan reports that Channel Four (the still taxpayer-fed English broadcaster with the remit of being “alternative” and “diverse”, which in the UK rather often means “deviant”) has announced that Peter Tatchell – the well-known homosexual paladin of all causes able to give him publicity and a stage – is going to produce a so-called “documentary” about the Holy Father’s career. Unsurprisingly, said “documentary” will be broadcast on occasion of the Holy Father’s visit next September.
There are several outrageous issues here. The first is that Channel Four receives money from the taxpayer and it seems utterly disgraceful that public money be used to further the causes of a tiny minority of (deviant) fanatics. The second is that no serious journalist could ever claim that such a documentary from such a (deviant) man could have any appearance of impartiality, or at least some vague trace of halfway balanced reporting. The third is that the choice of the most widely despised “homosexualist” in the Realm to produce the “documentary” clearly shows the intention of Channel Four to stir controversies and reach a wide audience not through the quality of its reporting but through the clamour such controversies create. This isn’t journalism, this is purest activist poison.
Peter Tatchell is the kind of person who wants to censor song lyrics he finds “homophobic” whilst talking about “freedom” all the time. His life is a continuous search for a stage and there is no “alternative” cause he would not espouse if it gave him a bit of limelight (Aborigines, Vietnam War, Green Party, Pinochet, Mugabe, Irak war…. the list is very long). He fought for years to lower the age of consent to 14 years and was behind an even more radical proposal to decriminalize every sexual act provided the age difference between the “partners” (read: homosexual boys or worse, children) is below three years. I am not making this up. This gives you a clear idea of the moral authority of the man. I can easily imagine that the one or other paedophile priest is a true fan of him.
Once again, Catholics are asked to remember that the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against the Church. All that Tatchell and his likes are going to obtain is to expose their fanaticism and awaken more sympathies for the Holy Father. Ask Dan Brown how much he has damaged Opus Dei and you’ll have all the reassurances you need.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.