Christian TV presenter apologises to viewers

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A Dutch presenter who caused commotion in Christian circles recently is to apologise for stating that he did not believe in creationism.

THE NETHERLANDS - The well-known presentor Andries Knevel, who works for the evangelical television station EO will make his apology in the television station's magazine.

In a letter to the magazine, he says he regrets the hurt he may have caused to viewers. "My comments are personal and are completely separate to the EO view on creationism."

Mr Knevel's comments on a television chat show that he regretted propagating the idea that the world was created in 6 days, 6,000 years ago to his children and his viewers resulted in dozens of complaints by angry EO members.

Some even withdrew their EO membership, which determines the amount of airtime public broadcasters are allocated in the Netherlands.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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