Here is Archbishop Welby on Stephen Sizer:
I was utterly dismayed, deeply ashamed and totally appalled that such a link should be made to a website of the sort he did. I’m very glad there has been a statement from the Diocese of Guildford in which he’s undertaken never to comment on Middle East affairs in any way.
But, not everyone is happy!
Press TV reports:
A British human rights activist has denounced Church of England’s decision to ban anti-Israel priest Stephen Sizer from using social media as “a deplorable attack on free speech”.
“The attack on Stephen Sizer, the minister at Virginia Water, the Church of England minister is the most reprehensible, deplorable attack on free speech in this country, and furthermore, and it is an attack upon his rights as a minister of the religion in this country, the London-based human rights campaigner told Press TV on Wednesday.
The outspoken priest came under attack from pro-Israeli lobbies after he posted a link online blaming Israeli for the September 11 attacks in the US.
Press TV contacted the vicar on Wednesday but he declined to comment on the issue.
Whilst Stephen Sizer has apologised to his bishop for his conduct, the anonymous human rights activist is not so convinced that Sizer has done anything wrong!
Perhaps Stephen Sizer should speak to this human rights activist, to explain how he has seen the error of his ways.
What do you think, dear reader?