Oh no, not mocking his faith. The horror.

THE BBC has been accused of “taking the mickey” out of the newly elected leader of the DUP over his religious beliefs.

Ian Paisley, the party’s MP for North Antrim, said the broadcaster had “lambasted” Edwin Poots because he is “a man of faith”.

The BBC says no we didn’t.

During the introduction to the programme, Mr Poots was described as “a creationist from the party’s Free Presbyterian roots, who once banned donations of blood from gay men”.

Just the facts ma’am.

“I would say absolute cobblers to your programme so far,” Mr Paisley told presenter Faisal Islam. “I’m reminded of the Frank Skinner line, you can be anything in Britain today except a Christian.”

“The BBC want to lambast the man because he happens to be a man of faith and they want to take the mickey out of his religion, you wouldn’t do that if he was a Muslim…”

If he WERE a Muslim. Counter-factual subjunctive.

“He’s entitled to be the leader and he’s entitled to have his faith.”

A spokesperson from the BBC said: “At no point did anyone on the programme mock religious beliefs.”

Jesus and Mo are on the Poots-Paisley side.


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