Episode 14

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Sunday Morning Live, Series 1 Episode 14 of 18

Duration: 1 hour

Susanna Reid presents the live topical debate show that viewers can be a part of, covering the big religious, moral and ethical issues of the day with a mix of religious leaders, commentators and opinion formers.

  • SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THE SHOW

    SHOULD THE AGE OF CONSENT BE 14?

    "Some years ago I worked for the Scottish Courts Service, and I saw a case where a 14-year old boy was found guilty of statutory rape for having sex with his 14-year old girlfriend (who was not prosecuted, and seemed to be the more enthusiastic of the two). As a result that poor kid is now on the Sex Offenders Register, which is a disgrace."
    Tony


    "I'm a 16 year old male who had my first sexual experience at the age of 14, and me and my partner both fully understood what we were doing. However, speaking as somebody who is in the middle of these situations, I have to say that the majority of teenagers simply do not understand what they are getting into - lowering the age of consent would only make this more acceptable."
    Ben

    "Leave the age of consent at 16 and educate in morality and self respect. We live in a very sexualised society, created by adults, which is giving our children mixed messages."
    Melissa


    ARE TODAY'S POLITICIANS LESS HONEST?

    "Politicians have not changed. They promise anything to get into power and renege on their promises when they con the electorate into voting for them."
    Martin


    "There was an old saying that years ago we had statesmen who thought of the next generation but now we have politicians who only think of the next election. How true."
    Chris - Colchester


    "Of course they are not any less honest than they used to be. What a lot of people don't realise - (and this feeling is stoked by the media - including this very programme) - is that governments have to govern the world as it is, not the way they would like it to be."
    Arthur

    "I think politicians need to be honest by telling the public why they have changed their minds. We all make mistakes and say things we later regret but being honest as to the reasons brings more insight and understanding. The worst outcomes that enrage us, the public is not knowing the honest and real reasons why the politicians decisions and proposals have been reversed."
    Tara



    ARE MIRACLES MADE BY GOD?

    "I feel that saying that the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners was a miracle of God is offensive. This was a multinational operation, which showed what humanity can do when they decide to work together. I think that saying 'God did it' is a disgrace to all those people who worked so hard over the months to free them!"
    Robbie

    "Both true - God gave skills/talents. Mankind used them. God and humans working together."
    Roz

    "I've recently found faith within a God. I have no doubt, that in these times of absolute despair and gloom, God gave the Miners families and rescuers (as well as the miners themselves) free will and faith. With this free will, they rescued the miners, and God played his part in this miracle by giving them faith. I think the world needed this, and when God saw fit, he gave humanity some redemption."
    Kenneth

    "All religions seem to want to take the glory for all the good things that happen in the world! Religion takes the credit for things which we ourselves should be proud of. If I managed to survive an awful accident it is a credit to me, not God."
    Melissa

Credits

Series Producer
Krisztina Katona
Presenter
Susanna Reid
Executive Producer
Richard Pattinson

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