The BBC vs. Christians

The broadcaster says Christians are treated with less sensitivity.

This article is from Issue 57: May/June 2012

At a recent forum on free speech hosted by Oxford University, Mark Thompson, the director-general for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), said that Christianity is handled with less sensitivity by the media giant than are other religions. Basically, Thompson—a devout and practicing Catholic—says the reason is that Christianity is a "pretty broad-shouldered" religion that can take a joke ... which, honestly, is sort of a compliment.