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    UK: Christian Cross Too "Offensive" for Soap
    Political Correctness; Posted on: 2009-01-15 11:16:04 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    Court bans crucifix

    by George Fanning
    BNP News

    Broadcasters and TV program makers have long been at the forefront of the politically-correct drive to expunge every aspect of British culture which might conceivably offend Muslim sentiment. But the makers of the ITV soap opera Coronation Street have now managed to plumb new depths of imbecility.

    Granada TV tried to force the Rev. James Milnes, of St Mary's Church in Nether Alderley, Cheshire, to remove a cross from a church during filming of Coronation Street because they thought it would be "offensive to some viewers." Because the cross was bolted down, the soap's producers hid it behind candles and flowers for Monday's episode.

    Rev. Milnes said: "I can't imagine how people would be offended. Itís a church - you expect to see a cross in there. You would expect to see the Koran in a film of a mosque, a menorah in a film of a synagogue and similarly a cross when filming a Christian church.

    "If you're going to film people getting married in a church, you're going to come across the odd cross, picture of Jesus or a stained glass window.

    "It's this sort of stupidity that gives political correctness a bad name."

    Granada TV apparently chose St Mary's because the script called for a traditional religious church wedding service in a "quintessentially English" church. Presumably Granada TV executives believe the crucifix should no longer be a feature of quintessentially English churches, which doubtless they would prefer to be converted into mosques, a fate which has already befallen countless churches the length and breadth of England.

    Coronation Street already had a bad reputation for its anti-white and anti-British bias. Three years ago, the program was embroiled in a row over anti-white racism after an Asian character on the ITV soap likened another character to "white trash."
    News Source: BNP News

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