As the show is being edited by kids at schools in west London, Budapest and Johannesburg today, i thought it might be useful to have a look at a couple of things we might talk about tomorrow.
Therapists in Britain are still – despite no evidence that it actually works – offering “treatments” for homosexuality.
You can read the report here. I was struck by callers to Victoria Derbyshire’s programme on 5 Live today, talking about how they’d been “sent for treatment” at varying ages – and in all cases , it ” failed”.
Here’s what readers of Pink News made of it.
God isn’t going to save us from our environmental damage, says the Archbishop of Canterbury.
“I think that to suggest that God might intervene to protect us from the corporate folly of our practices is as unchristian and unbiblical as to suggest that he protects us from the results of our individual folly or sin”
Is this how you see your God, if you have one ?
Here’s a joke for you :
Q: “What do you call a Pakistani cloakroom attendant ?”
A: “Mahatma Coat”
It has apparently caused offence , apologies have been made and the 69 year old actor is said to be “horrified” that he’d caused offence.
Is this an example of – dare i use the hackneyed phrase – political correctness gone too far ? Unfunny maybe, old definitely ,but racist or offensive ?
Another respected British figure is the Sky News political correspondent Adam Boulton. In this article in the Times (another British paper, i know), he argues that U.S voters are involved in a debate with their President, while the British electorate must “sullenly await what their political masters throw at them”.
Does he have a point ?