The Church of England must take action against Rev Stephen Sizer
December 27th 2011, 6:00 am
by Rev. Nick Howard
The word “˜racist’ probably brings to mind a skinhead with a snarling face. But this image can blind us to the presence of well-spoken racists in very respectable jobs, who can capitalise on their social status to inflict more serious long-term damage than their counterparts on the streets. A prime example of this is one of my fellow Anglicans, Rev Stephen Sizer, vicar of , Christ Church Virginia Water. It hardly needs saying that I would only make such a serious charge on the basis of convincing evidence, and having already pursued the official means of complaint without success.
On October 4th Rev Sizer posted a link on his Facebook page to a website called “˜The Ugly Truth‘. The website doesn’t even attempt to conceal its anti-Semitism. It recently greeted its visitors with the Jew-as-Dracula cartoon reproduced below.
Jewish people have been characterised as metaphorical and literal blood-suckers for hundreds of years ““ and have frequently been slaughtered as a result. It’s not hard to see why “˜The Ugly Truth’ selected this cartoon to illustrate its vile scaremongering about “˜Global Zionism with its Exploitative Financial Institutions, National Debts and Permanent Wars’. But this cartoon is no one-off, as demonstrated by the other images below ““ which if anything are even more appalling. The entire purpose of this website is to demonstrate that “˜Zionism [is] making our world uninhabitable today’. It charges the Jews with:
“˜The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The daily murder of Palestinian children “for sport”. Harvesting organs from Gentiles at gunpoint. Economic exploitation/ruination. De-moralizing entire swaths of civilization through unchallenged Jewish domination of the media. The complete corruption of every political office from the president to the town dog catcher.’
One article is simply titled, “˜God how I hate these people’. In response to a warning that the President of Iran is three months away from being able to fire a nuclear weapon at Israel, “˜The Ugly Truth’ says
“˜Three months??? We have to wait THAT long??? Personally, It will be the best night of sleep I will have had in a long time, the moment when I know unequivocally that his “finger is on the button”. It will be the day wherein the seeds of peace are sown and the rest of us can breathe a little easier.’
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