Now, Anglican and TV presenter Calvin Robinson said Jesus would "absolutely" support the Rwanda initiative.
When asked by Rebecca Reid, Robinson responded: "Yes, absolutely – you know why, people are crossing the channel illegally and dangerously with people smugglers and potentially at risk of death when there's no need for that at all."
He added: "What we can do, is process their asylum claims in a safe country where they'll be welcomed."
\u201c\u2018Do you think Jesus would be pro-Rwanda plan?\u2019\n\n\u2018Absolutely.\u2019\n\nCalvin Robinson says Jesus would back the UK Government\u2019s Rwanda deportation plan.\n\n\ud83d\udcfa Freeview 236, Sky 515, Virgin 626\n\n\ud83d\udcbb GB News YouTube: https://t.co/Wa58gYGZwF\u201d
Confused Twitter users turned to the platform, with one urging to "just put some normal stuff on normal TV."
\u201cThis is a lazy, out-of-date, and inaccurate trope. I'm up for a discussion about diversity of political views amongst the Lords Spiritual and the Bench of Bishops at large, but this isn't it.\u201d
\u201c@GBNEWS GB News lurches from one madness to another.\nHow about which football club do you think Moses would support or would the virgin Mary have been a vegan.\nHow the fuck would Calvin Robinson know the answer to the question and what qualifications do GB news think he has to answer.\u201d
\u201c@GBNEWS Some claim he would, some claim he wouldn't.\n\nIf only there were some kind of all-powerful supreme being we could consult for a definitive ruling, eh?\n\nAh well, let the speculation continue...\u201d
Some agreed with Robinson's remarks, with one saying: "Not the first time I've agreed with @calvinrobinson and there is much we disagree about. But he is right. What a loss he is to the Church of England. I am sure he will still serve the nation in @gafconference@GafconGBE. It really all has made me think of my position in the CofE."
Another applauded the host, penning: "Keep at it Calvin, and God bless as always."
Robinson recently opened up about being "cancelled" by the Church of England and sacking him as a trainee priest.
"I once hoped to help reform from within, but I now see that as naïve and futile as the Remain argument during the EU referendum," he penned in his GB News article.
Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.