BBC braced for a flood of complaints over interview with Christian Voice fanatic
FOLLOWING the news this week that Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish were celebrating the birth of their first son, BBC 1′s flagship News at Six – in a shocking example of anti-gay bias – called on Christian rent-a-gob Stephen Green to comment on the event.
With the introduction “not everyone is pleased to see such a high profile same sex couple start to raise a surrogate child”, Lizo Mzimba, the BBC’s entertainment correspondent proceeded to interview Christian Voice’s demented head, without any warning that the fanatic has, in the past, supported the death penalty for gay men.
In an interview that was visibly edited together, Green told the BBC:
This isn’t just a designer baby for Sir Elton John, this is a designer accessoryâ€¦ [cut] Now it seems like money can buy him anything, and so he has entered into this peculiar arrangementâ€¦[cut] The baby is a product of it. A baby needs a mother and it seems an act of pure selfishness to deprive a baby of a mother.
Green has previously supported a proposed death penalty for gay men in Uganda, called openly gay rugby star Gareth Thomas a “wicked” role model for children and compared openly gay singer Ian Watkins (H from the band Steps) to a mass murderer.
Immediately after the broadcast, Pink News demanded an explanation from the BBC as to why this gay-sex obsessed nutter had been called upon to comment on the surrogate birth of Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. As of yesterday, the BBC had not responded to Pink News‘s questions.
The paper pointed out:
Unfortunately, it is far from the first time that the BBC has been accused of homophobia. Last year, the corporation was forced to apologise after the BBC News website hosted a debate entitled “should homosexuals face execution?”
Pink News then called on readers to complain to the BBC:
If you are outraged at the decision to not only interview Mr Green but also to omit that he holds extremist views, you may wish to make your voice heard.
By all accounts a great many people did – andÂ if you want to register a complaint, you can access the BBC online complaints form here , or you can telephone 03700 100 222.
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