‘Church aided the pile-on’ of curate’s Captain Tom tweet

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Senior clergy call on church to act after Jarel Robinson-Brown subjected to racist abuse and death threats

A prominent clergyman has accused the Church of England of aiding a backlash against a trainee priest who tweeted there was a “cult of white British nationalism” surrounding Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died last week.

Andrew Foreshew-Cain, chaplain of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, told the Observer: “What Jarel [Robinson-Brown] tweeted was actually very respectful of Captain Tom, but he raised questions about some of those lionising him. There has been a pile-on in response, and the church has aided that.”

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