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BBC award-winning news presenter Jeremy Vine says it is becoming “socially unacceptable” to be a Christian in Britain. Vine says he won’t talk about his faith on his show because he fears how the Brits would react.

“You can’t express views that were common currency 30 or 40 years ago. [I]t’s almost socially unacceptable to say you believe in God…. Once I put my cards on the table about my faith in discussions, it becomes problematic.”—Jeremy Vine, BBC news presenter

In 2007, Tony Blair said that he could not be open about his faith when he was Prime Minister because of the political system.

“If you are in the American political system … you can talk about religious faith … You talk about it in our system and, frankly, people do think you’re a nutter.”—Tony Blair, former Prime Minister

Last year the BBC Director-General, Mark Thompson, a practicing Roman Catholic, suggested the BBC treat Islam more sensitively than Christianity.

“[A]nd ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.”—Matthew 24:9

I.M. Kane

For more on this story, see Christians are becoming social pariahs in Britain.

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