BBC homophobia video blasted for being offensive to Catholics

By Barry Duke

A video entitled ‘This is how homophobia feels in 2018, has been bashed by the Bishop of Paisley, John Keenan, for being ‘offensive to Catholics’.

The video was posted on the Facebook page of BBC The Social, a project aimed at young adults and managed by BBC Scotland. In once scene it depicts a priest holding a Mini Cheddar in a parody of the Host, and giving it to a woman who makes the sign of the cross.

The narrator says Jesus:

Saved a lot of time when he died for our crimes, that he would’ve wasted teaching small minds that love is no sin.

He then looks at a street preacher, saying:

See him, he thinks it’s faith.

The video then cuts back to the women who received Communion and continues:

But under all that din, it tastes like cardboard and smells like hate.

Keenan, above, said that the video was:

Offensive to Catholics in both the words and images used.

He said that while there is always room for debate, the video:

Is not fair comment. It is ridiculing and demeaning the faith of ordinary Catholics, especially at a time when Catholics are experiencing more and more abuse and prejudice in Scotland.

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