BBC drops Anno Domini and Before Christ to avoid offending non-Christians

The BBC has been accused of bowing to political correctness after it emerged that it was discouraging the use of the terms BC and AD for fear of offending non-Christians.

The Corporation’s religion website states that it opts for the “religiously neutral” Common Era and Before Common Era, rather than Anno Domini (the year of Our Lord) and Before Christ.

It goes on: “As the BBC is committed to impartiality it is appropriate that we use terms that do not offend or alienate non-Christians.”

But critics said the changes were meaningless because, just like AD and BC, the alternative terms still denote years in relation to the life of Christ.

 

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