"School chaplain reported to terrorist watchdog and forced out of job for sermon on identity politics", Christian Concern (09 May 2021)
I wonder if the Church of England is supporting this man in his case? I've looked at the Church of England's website, its Twitter feed, and the Twitter feed of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and I can find no mention of the story. Considering that it's all over the MSM (The Dail Mail, The Telegraph, The Sun), surely some response is necessary?
So far as I can see, Rev Dr Bernard Randall was booted out of his chaplaincy role at a C of E school for preaching what seems to me to be a pretty reasonable and helpful sermon—(not particularly inspiring, but then he is a vicar)—encouraging young people to think for themselves instead of just absorbing and parroting identity-political ideology as promoted within the school.
Chillingly, he says of the incident, "My story sends a message to other Christians that you are not free to talk about your faith. It seems it is no longer enough to just ‘tolerate’ LGBT ideology. You must accept it without question and no debate is allowed without serious consequences. Someone else will decide what is and what isn’t acceptable, and suddenly you can become an outcast, possibly for the rest of your life."
The sermon itself is linked as a PDF on the page at Christian Concern, so you can read it for yourself. Is there anything unreasonable in it? OK, I guess it might contain a few statements that might upset someone, but what opinions worth sharing don't risk upsetting someone?