Archbishop John Sentamu on BBC Bias against Christians

kinnon —  November 16, 2006 — Leave a comment

In 1987, Imbi and I had the pleasure of meeting the now Archbishop, back when he was a Parish priest in Tulse Hill, London. A former Ugandan barrister and judge, who had suffered horribly at the hands of Idi Amin and his thugs, John was a gifted church leader and a brilliant orator. The only thing that has changed in the ensuing years is his position in the Church of England. The Instapundit points to a Telegraph story where the Archbishop of York criticizes the BBC for bias against Christianity:

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has accused the BBC of bias against Christianity and says the broadcaster fears a terrorist backlash if it is critical of Islam.

The archbishop, the second most senior figure in the Church of England’s hierarchy, said Christians took “more knocks” than other faiths at the hands of the BBC.

“They can do to us what they dare not do to the Muslims,” he said. “We are fair game because they can get away with it. We don’t go down there and say, ‘We are going to bomb your place.’ That is not in our nature.”

The Ugandan-born archbishop nevertheless said Christians must be more forceful in promoting their beliefs.

Blaming the “chattering classes” for undermining traditional Christian culture, he said: “They see themselves as holding the flag for Britain and that Britain is definitely secular and atheist. I want them to have their say but not to lord it over the rest of us.”

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

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