There is certainly something wrong for a Church of England Clergyman to say that, let alone the racist negative connotation to his words, but he has apologised... I've known radio and tv presenters get sacked for less. Surely the CofE boffins should be following this up?
When the country appears to be having some kind of masturbatory-like mass hysteria over the good Captain, a sure way to make the headlines is to say something completely contradictory and as outrageous as your tiny pea-brain can dream up. This idiot (the Clergy) should be ignored, but sadly that's not a thing in our click-bait age. Capt Moore did some good stuff, got recognized, and then died at 100. It's a good innings, but quite why we've gone to SAPCON 4 over it all is beyond me.