Until today, the only Bishop of Bath and Wells I knew was the baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells from Blackadder, but today another Bishop of Bath and Wells came to my attention, speaking in the House of Lords in a debate on humanist broadcasting by the BBC. He was being nice about the article I wrote in last Saturday’s Guardian.
The whole debate was interesting (about how the BBC is obliged to provide broadcasting on humanism and for humanists in the same way as it is obliged to provide broadcasting on religions and for religious people; how it isn’t doing this at all; and how it should). A former director general of the BBC – Lord Birt – took part as well as Lord (Gus) Macdonald, another eminent former broadcaster and you can read the whole debate on the House of Lords website (half way down the page). It’s also reported on Epolitix and you can watch the video too (starting about three hours, nine minutes in).