Broadcaster GB News terminated its employment with former actor Lawrence Fox and Rev Calvin Robinson. Fox was suspended from the channel after he made a series of remarks about political correspondent Ava Evans.
Rev Robinson – a British cleric, conservative political commentator and broadcaster – has since created a video statement, in which he describes his role at GB News as “a mission to do God’s work” and believes that the channel’s “project of free speech is doomed”. He also said his Christian views were seen as bigoted within the channel and that there are “a lot of people there that hate the presenters”. In regard to the GB News staff he commented: “These people are worse than the woke mob, because these vultures are giving the mob ammunition and essentially escalating the channel’s demise”.
Apparently GB News stakeholders are looking to acquire The Telegraph and they see presenters with traditional views as dangerous. “I get that people have to pay the bills. But GB News is more than a job. It’s certainly more than a chance to be on the telly. It is a mission. An opportunity to shift the dial in public discourse. To have the conversations the shills on other channels cannot or will not have. We must do all we can to avoid GB News becoming just another MSM outlet. Which it will, if we let it”.
Robinson, who is also the Deacon at Christ Church Harlesden in North West London, was suspended on Friday after writing on social media that the channel’s bosses were “scared” of Ofcom, the national broadcast regulator, and “the woke mob”.
Despite all the struggles, Robinson says he’s a minister first and foremost. “The way I see it, the platform I’ve been given is a gift from God to be used for the greater glory of God. And it’s my job to try to proclaim the truth and to spread the gospel. People are sick and tired of being lied to and manipulated. And they’re ready for some good old-fashioned common sense. Ready for a return to British values, to Christian values and ready to proclaim the truth without being persecuted.”