British Jews complain to church about anti-Semitic vicar

The Jewish umbrella body in Britain has lodged a complaint with church officials about an Anglican vicar whom they accuse of anti-Semitic speech.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews filed the complaint against the Rev. Stephen Sizer in connection with content that appeared on his website, the London-based Jewish Chronicle reported.

Sizer, a senior pastor of the Anglican Christ Church in Surrey County, has twice altered his website after linking to sites that promote Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories about Zionists, the Chronicle reported.

Sizer denied allegations that he was anti-Semitic, the paper wrote. The complaint likely will trigger action under a disciplinary process set out by the parliament. — jta