According to its Royal Charter, the BBC is supposed to be ideologically neutral, and therefore not to promote particular agenda, either by elevating certain content (as I suggested in the letter mentioned above) or by sidelining other content of similar significance.
But with one day to go until the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, the BBC home page is showing no signs of doing anything of note to commemorate an event which changed society, and in many ways brought about the freedoms which we enjoy today.
This was the BBC’s home page at 8:30 GMT on 30th October (the 500th anniversary is on 31st):
Not a peep so far! Watch this space…
Update 30th October, 13:45 GMT
Finally there is some sign of the BBC Online actually recognizing the Reformation… an article on Luther, a long way down the page.
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Graham is an evangelical Christian believer living in Sussex, UK. He is passionate about helping people to understand what the Bible really says, and about explaining what the Christians of the early centuries believed and taught.