by the Reverend Dr Alan C. Clifford
HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN!
The BBC is now exposed as a decadent institution. As both a victim and promoter of anarchic, sex-perverted secularism, it is the official media face of a corrupt culture.
Now our euphoric Diamond Jubilee celebration and Olympic summer are becoming rapidly-fading memories, ugly realities are loudly rebuking us.
Not long before the Jimmy Savile scandal broke, the fiasco of the ‘topless duchess’ was disturbing enough. Indeed, these incidents are but symptoms of our European and UK-wide immoral, immodest culture, where promiscuity, pornography and perversion flow unchecked. Indeed, our entire entertainment industry thrives on adulterous sex in particular and a mocking disregard for the Ten Commandments in general.
There was a time when ‘BBC’ could stand for ‘Bible-Based Culture’. Really? Yes. Instead of scoffing at the idea, stay with me.
While UK culture was showing signs of decay from the deleterious influence of Darwin (1859), the poisonous effects of German higher biblical criticism (1870s and 80s), liberal humanism in the churches (1890s onwards) and the impact of atheistic communism following the Russian Revolution (1917), the BBC started well.
The inscription (alas in Latin, so Jimmy Savile and most people couldn’t read it!) in the entrance hall of the original BBC Broadcasting House in London makes this clear:
TO ALMIGHTY GOD
This shrine of the arts, music and literature is dedicated by the first Governors in the year of our Lord 1931, John Reith being Director General. It is their prayer that good seed sewn will produce a good harvest, that everything offensive to decency and hostile to peace will be expelled, and that the nation will incline its ear to those things which are lovely, pure and of good report and thus pursue the path of wisdom and virtue.
This noble dedication reveals the Christian values expressed by the Apostle Paul:
Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things (Philippians 4: 8).
Of course, in the post-war period, the sixties sexual revolution saw an end to what had been largely national lip-service to our Christian culture. This was the era in which Jimmy Savile began unchecked to exploit the growing promiscuity. Of course, he was not alone. And who had the guts to challenge it apart from Mary Whitehouse and the Festival of Light?
At the same time, the undisciplined theological and moral apostasy within the Church of England and other denominations aided and abetted the tragic decline. Universities and schools promoted ideological corruption as marriage and family values came under increasing attack. The wreckage of our disintegrating culture is now everywhere evident.
Celebrities like Richard Dawkins and broadcasters at the BBC and elsewhere are now the public face of the UK’s tragedy.The likes of Andrew Marr, John Humphrys, Jeremy Bowen, Polly Toynbee, Jeremy Paxman and others are the voices of what the BBC has become. What with a Muslim being head of Religious broadcasting and multi-faith thinking in the ascendancy, what do we have? A politically-correct stranglehold on freedom of speech and Christian teaching in particular. So…
BBC = ‘Ban Bible Conspiracy’.
Hence we pay a license fee for:
BBC = ‘Bad British Culture’
With the growing embarrassment of the sickening Savile saga, apart from seemingly-sincere veteran John Simpson (and surely there must be others), it is time to reverse the ruin of the randy
BBC = Bad Boys Club.
Return Lord Reith! The BBC’s original values were never more desperately needed. Our economic crisis is but a symptom of the spiritual and moral crisis. We need a national repentance. May God have mercy upon us!