Church Repudiates 9/11 Post

The Church of England has issued a statement about an item that the Rev. Stephen Sizer posted to his Facebook account:

Our attention has been drawn to comments by the Rev. [Stephen] Sizer made earlier today [Jan. 29] on social media. In those comments Rev. Sizer linked to an article entitled “9/11/Israel did it.”

These comments would rightly be seen as unacceptable whenever they were posted. It is a matter of deep sorrow and shame that they have been posted in this week of all weeks.

The Diocese of Guilford, where the Rev. Sizer is licensed, is taking immediate steps to investigate. The diocese is aware of the seriousness of the matter and are also in touch with the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Jewish News offers a background story, including a screenshot of the item in question.

Ceremonies across the world this week commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

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