A black trainee pastor who was blocked from serving the British National Church after saying that Britain was not institutionally racist.

A black trainee pastor with a strong view of identity politics fears white senior priests who have refuted the Anglican claim that Britain is “institutionally racist” by the Anglican Church (CofE). He was told that the path to the priesthood had been cancelled.

“I would have had to fight just to be a Christian in the Anglican Church,” journalist and commentator Calvin Robinson told The Epoch Times.

Robinson was critical of the steps CofE took to solve the “institutionally racist” problem. Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.. Educational institutions want to be assigned to increase the number of senior black and ethnic minority clerics by introducing paid “racial judicial officers” throughout the parish. We also want to launch “Sunday of Racial Justice” once a year.

Talk to Sunday emailRobinson said, “I did not fundamentally agree with this approach, which is based on the belief in the critical racial theory of the split left, not the teachings of Christ.” I think it’s divisive and unpleasant. “

“I have experienced a lot of racism in my life, but it always depends on a few malicious individuals. Claims that either the church or the wider society is institutionally racist. I don’t think he has ever been endorsed by solid evidence, “he added.

Robinson, a well-known columnist and presenter at GB News, is also a political commentator on social issues such as liberal and progressive views and the impact of ideology on UK facilities.

The email reported that the senior priest expressed fear of Robinson’s view. He says he can no longer serve as a butler in a parish in London. He is currently attending a conservative Global Anglican Future Conference that has left.

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s dateless file photo. (Aaron Chaung / PA)

During a zoom call, Fulham’s Bishop, Rt. Rev. Jonathan Baker told Robinson that there was “a lot of confusion” about some of his views he expressed online and on television.

On another occasion, Rt, Bishop of London. Rev. Sarah Mullary told Robinson, “As Calvin, a white woman, you can tell you that the church is institutionally racist.”

Rt. Rev. Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton, also expressed fear to senior church leaders that “Calvin’s comments relate to me in denying institutional racism in the country.” bottom.

“Awakening is a new religion and unfortunately has replaced the old religion,” Robinson told The Epoch Times.

“Like the priests, there are good people in the congregation. The problem is the bishops of the hierarchy, who are completely liberal progressives,” he said. “They are actually gatekeepers because they keep out the conservatives. [politically and theologically conservative] And they are keeping us out to protect the echo chambers. “

In retrospect, Robinson said, “Every day would have been a fight or a struggle” to repeat the scripture that, if he had been ordained in CofE, the marriage was “between a man and a woman.”

“I would have had a bishop in my throat, disciplinary action of the priests, I would have had to fight just to become a Christian in the Anglican Church,” he said.

The church has been criticized for supporting the ideology of social justice, from climate change to critical racial theory. In 2020, Dean and Branch of Bath and Wells In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, he knelt down to the empty Wells Cathedral. Last year, Justin Welby, the highest priest in the Anglican Church, apologized for comparing the effects of climate change to the Holocaust. The body also voted to counteract “conscious or unconscious” racism.

among them Anti-racist task force updateThe church said, “The job is not a battle in cultural war, but a call for weapons against the evil and harmful sins of racism.” Our mission does not come from identity politics, but from our identity in Christ. “


“We are in a place where all public bodies have been awakened or hijacked by progressive views,” says Robinson, who recognizes the roots of Marxism in ideologies such as critical racial theory. He added that he believed he didn’t.

“They are destroying our Western lifestyle, against Christianity, against families, and against Britain and the West. People think they are doing something good. I’m just there, “he said.

Robinson also criticized the idea that some poor black children think it’s good to say that racism is the only reason they are oppressed.

“What is good in the church, and what is good, should focus on the Bible,” Robinson said.

A spokesperson for the Parish of London did not answer the question in the Epoch Times, but said in a statement: “A limited number of treatments are available in the Parish of London, which are considered on a case-by-case basis. We work with and support Ordinands throughout the identification process to establish the right path for each person. In this case, there seems to be no suitable option that London can currently offer. We will continue to talk with Calvin and be willing to work with him to pave the right path and continue to pray for him. “

Owen Evans


Owen Evans is a UK-based journalist who covers stories from a wide range of countries with a particular interest in civil liberties and free speech.