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In London, social workers have been accused of “misguided political correctness” after they considered sending a boy in their care to the Democratic Republic of Congo for an exorcism. Officials at Islington Council in north London considered sending the African boy to the Congo when his mother claimed he was possessed by evil spirits and needed “deliverance.” City officials paid Dr. Richard Hoskins, an expert in African religion, over £4,000 to travel to Africa to investigate the possibility of an exorcism; evidently they were worried the family’s “sensibilities might be affected.” Hoskins completed the trip and advised the council against have the boy exorcised because the rituals can be “violent…deeply disturbing and traumatizing.”
In Kent, a Christian doctor is fighting for his job after he told a suicidal patient that Christianity may offer help. According to the doctor, “The man was depressed, and had left his own faith. So I told him, ‘You may find that Christianity offers you something that your own faith did not.’” The General Medical Council (GMC), which regulates standards among medical professionals, issued the doctor a warning, claiming he had “overstepped the line.” The GMC, which allows doctors to promote the healing effects of homoeopathy, chiropractic and reiki, also known as palm healing — all of which are unsupported by Western, evidence-based medicine but are backed by belief systems — has banned the mention of faith and prayer in a consultation.
The British Navy, which has been forced to downsize its fleet due to military budget cuts, was obliged by diktats of political correctness to install a special Satanist chapel onboard one of its warships to accommodate the religious requirements of a Satanist crewman.
In London, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) — a key promoter of multiculturalism — recently announced that it would drop the terms BC (Before Christ) and AD (which translates from the Latin “Anno Domini” to ” in the year of our Lord”) and replaced them with the “religiously-neutral” Before the Common Era, BCE, and Common Era, CE. The BBC justified its move this way: “As the BBC is committed to impartiality it is appropriate that we use terms that do not offend or alienate non-Christians.”
Anglican Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, who resigned as the Bishop of Rochester amid death threats from Muslim extremists in Britain, says the BBC’s move “amounts to the dumbing down of the Christian basis of our culture, language and history.”
The BBC has also refused to broadcast a screenplay about the threat that Islam poses to freedom of speech. The BBC’s director general, Mark Thompson, said he would not air a play the National Theatre called “Can We Talk About This?” which examines multiculturalism and how it has resulted in Britain being more divided than ever.
According to Thompson, there is “a growing nervousness about discussion about Islam.” He also claims that because Muslims are a religious minority in Britain, their faith should be given different coverage than that of more established groups.
In 2005, Thompson famously ordered BBC Two to air an anti-Christian musical called “Jerry Springer: The Opera,” which mocked God and presented Jesus Christ as a homosexual. At least 45,000 people contacted the BBC to complain about the show, which contained an estimated 8,000 obscenities. According to one observer: “If this show portrayed Mohammed or Vishnu as homosexual, ridiculous and ineffectual, it would never have seen the light of day.”
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