Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Auntie's moral compass flushed down the toilet as BBC asks "Should gays be executed?"

Well, I thought I was unshockable.

Until this lunchtime.

Until I came across this.

I really hope that by the time you read this that link has been taken down because someone has seen sense and realised how utterly objectionable it is.

I am speechless (and that takes a lot) that a corporation with a reputation for being the best public service broadcaster in the world has seen fit to host a discussion entitled "Should homosexuals be executed?".

I can't believe that they think that this is a legitimate question for discussion and, what's particularly worrying is that the fact that it might lend credibility to the harbingers of hate who are trying to introduce the appallingly bigoted legislation in Uganda.

Andrew wrote passionately the other day about why this legislation is just so wrong.

For the BBC to promote discussion on this topic could be seen as inciting hatred. If they'd put "should black people be executed?" it would have rightly have been against the law so why do they think that they can get away with this?

If you are as outraged as I am, please complain to the BBC here.

UPDATE: The ink was barely dry on this post when the BBC finally seems to have realised it may have dropped a big one. They have changed the header to "Should Uganda debate gay execution?" which isn't really much better. I mean, you can't really answer yes to that question without infringing their rules of posting which are:

"We reserve the right to reject messages which:

* Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable"

They've also closed this particular debate down which I guess is progress.

1 comment:

cynicalHighlander said...

She's no auntie any more more like the wicked witch as she has become far too big for public control, similar to Westminster neither have a moral compass.


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