Remove ***Jarel RB*** from his post at C of E for insulting Sir Captain Tom's cause

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In a now deleted 'Tweet' on Twitter dated 3rd February 2021,  ***Jarel RB*** who currently works for the Church of England posted the following regarding the late Sir Captain Tom's cause:

"The Cult of Captain Tom is a cult of White British Nationalism.

I will offer prayers for the repose of his kind and generous soul, but I will not be joining the 'National Clap'"

This is extremely offensive and damaging not just to Sir Tom, who raised tens of millions for the NHS benefiting ALL races and creeds in the UK and served his country during the war, but an insult to millions of generous people in the UK who supported his cause.

I call on the Church of England to remove him from his post, on the basis he is a divisive and damaging figure that has insulted the memory of a national treasure and true hero of this country, along with millions of decent people whom he is essentially branding bigots and racists.

This is not his first outburst. He has also hissed at ‘ignorant white Christian men’ and also stated floodwater should be diverted from Jamaica to Britain. Such outbursts are not helping community cohesion. He should be leading with love and unity, instead his inflammatory comments fuel tension and division.