A CHURCH of Scotland minister who branded Jeremy Corbyn a “terrorist sympathiser” has been suspended after controversial tweets emerged about gay people and Islam.

While campaigning in Glasgow on Wednesday, the Labour leader was interrupted as he explained the scarf he was wearing had been given to him by the Who Cares Scotland charity.

Richard Cameron, a minister at Scotstoun Parish Church, shouted: “I thought you’d be wearing your Islamic jihad scarf Who’s going to be the first terrorist invited to the House of Commons when you’re prime minister?”

After footage of the encounter attracted widespread attention, Labour pointed to a series of controversial tweets it said were posted by Cameron, including remarks saying “homosexual behaviour is a sin” and “allowing children to change their gender is wicked”.

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The Church of Scotland said Cameron will not be allowed to work as a minister while an inquiry takes place.

A spokesman said: “In accordance with our procedures, Rev Richard Cameron has been administratively suspended. This is to allow us to carry out an inquiry in relation to the incident which took place earlier this week and the subsequent complaints about his social media use.”

A post on Cameron’s Twitter account in September read: “Christ has the power to help and change anyone. Obviously many gays hate this because [they] want to carry on in their perversion.”

The account also shared a series of controversial views on Islam, describing terrorism as “a problem Islam needs to deal with”, a full-face veil as “oppressive and unBritish” and the prophet Muhammad as “a violent man”.

During his encounter with the Labour leader, Cameron also said: “Do you think the man who is going to be prime minister of this country should be a terrorist sympathiser, Mr Corbyn?”