Friday, August 19, 2016
Religious faith - whether it is a story about a person's faith or about how society reacts to that faith is treated today the same way that stories about sex were treated 50 years ago - as being unseemly and disturbing.
//When Bolt fell on his knees to thank God after he had won, the BBC presenter talked about it being "a moment to himself" when it was clearly the opposite. It was an act of public worship which would have been condemned as crass and distasteful if it had been an ordinary mortal. But because it is a hero then it has to be explained away as something else.
Try a wee thought experiment: Imagine if Usain Bolt was gay or transgender. Do you think the BBC would have ignored that?! Or if Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire) was running today, how do you think the BBC would cover his refusal to run on a Sunday?//