Dead Men Left

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

On using religion as an excuse

Now this is what I call inciting religious hatred:

Reality TV show Big Brother portrays role models with values that inspire its viewers, the chief executive of Channel 4 has said.

Andy Duncan said the show offered positive values, transformatory experiences and examples of personal self-improvement and growth.

The contestants had honesty, integrity, constancy and kindness, he added.

Mr Duncan, a practising Christian, was talking to a Christian group about his channel's religious output.

"Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain..." Off to the fiery pits with that wretched sinner, then.

Incidentally, the "Christian group" in question is Faithworks, who have a history of talking communtarian gibberish and who - lo! a miracle! - count Blair amongst their suppoters.