The Board of Deputies of British Jews, an umbrella body of pro-Israel Jewish organizations including some members of British parliament, have lodged a complaint with the Anglican church officials against Bishop Stephen Sizer of the Anglican Christ Church in Virginia Water, Surrey. The Jewish groups have charged Sizer for propagating hatred against state of Israel, Zionism and Jews.
One of the chrages against Sizer includes posting of an article by ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern, entitled ‘Israel’s Window to Bomb Iran‘ on his personal website. Sizer was proclaimed guilty of being ‘anti-Semitism’ by the UK’s Jewish Chronicle for linking the said article to its source, The Ugly Truth. Sizer removed the link when he was told that the source was a racist website. The Ugly Truth is run by Mark Glenn, an American Catholic journalist, author and radio talk-show host. Mark is anti-Zionist regime but not hateful towards moral Jews. He is also the co-founder of the interfaith writers group, ‘Crescent and Cross’.
As part of Zionist double standard – the Jewish Chronicle itself supports anti-Muslim and anti-Black racist groups like the English Defence League (EDL) and the British National Party (BNP) – both of which support the occupation of Palestine by the European Jews. Read here and here.
It seems Bishop Sizer must be doing his Lord’s work as he was accused of anti-Semitism by Rev. Nick Howard on pro-Israel Jewish website Harry’s Place last year - and in March both the ‘Anglican Friends of Israel‘ and the ‘Council of Jews and Christians’ slammed Sizer for his anti-Israel rants.
Bishop Sizer has preached Christianity in several African countries (Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Poland and Burundi). He recently visited the breakaway South Sudan. He is author of 2007 book, ‘Zion’s Christian Soldiers: The Bible, Israel and the Church‘. He is also a film-maker and a damn good photographer, if I may say. However, these are not the reasons Sizer is hated by the British Jewish lobby groups. The reasons; Sizer is patron and trustee of several Christian groups like Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Sadaka, the Ireland Palestine Alliance, Friends of Sabeel (UK), Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Balfour Project – which all have criticized Israel’s racist and criminal policies towards the native Muslim and Christian Palestinians.
Last week, the Jewish lobby groups got Bishop Richard Williamson sacked for questioning the Six Million Died story - May be it’s time for Sizer to find a new job.
Bishop Stephen Sizer response to Jewish Chronicle allegations against him, can be read here.