"Christians are becoming social outcasts in UK"

Introduction: BBC TV and radio host Jeremy Vine has explained that he feels pressure to avoid talking about Christianity on his shows.

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TV presenter says expressing his faith is almost ‘unacceptable’

 

BBC TV and radio host Jeremy Vine has explained that he feels pressure to avoid talking about Christianity on his shows. The Panorama and Radio 2 host claims Christians are becoming social outcasts in the UK . He is afraid to discuss his own beliefs on air because he feels the country is increasingly intolerant of religion. He says ‘it’s almost socially unacceptable to say you believe in God.’ Vine’s revelation coincides with the view of the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales , Cardinal Cormac Murphy–O’Connor, who said the nation is ‘unfriendly’ to religious people. It also follows the admission by Tony Blair that he kept quiet about his faith while PM because he didn’t want to be labelled a ‘nutter.’

 

 

Sources: Daily Telegraph (18/1); Daily Mail (18/1)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/4277439/Christians-are-becoming-social-pariahs-in-Britain-claims-Jeremy-Vine.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1121223/Why-I-won-8217-t-discuss-Christianity-air-Radio-2-Panorama-host-Jeremy-Vine.html

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Office posted the article on Saturday, 24th January 2009 at 10:40pm
Article updated on saturday, 24th january 2009 at 11:01pm


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