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Why I won’t discuss my Christianity on air, by BBC host Jeremy Vine

BBC presenter Jeremy Vine has spoken candidly about the problems of combining a successful radio career with his Christian faith.

He admitted that he avoided discussing the subject on air, saying it is now ‘almost socially unacceptable to say you believe in God’.

The Radio 2 and Panorama host, a practising Anglican, added that ‘blurting out’ his religious beliefs would be ‘destructive’ to his job.

His remarks follow a claim last month by Roman Catholic Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor that Britain has become an ‘unfriendly’ place to the religious.

BBC director-general Mark Thompson has also suggested that the corporation needs to treat Islam more sensitively than Christianity.

• Full story at the Daily Mail.

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