Christian Pastor Franklin Graham BANNED From All Scheduled Venues in the United Kingdom
Christian pastor Franklin Graham has been banned from all of his scheduled venues in the United Kingdom, as multicultural Britain becomes an incredibly intolerant place for believers in Christ.
Graham had planned to visit Britain in May and June as apart of his worldwide tour. Anti-Christian hate mobs waged a campaign of harassment and intimidation against eight venues that had scheduled Graham, and they ultimately caved to their demands and cancelled him.
Graham intends take these venues to court and sue them for religious discrimination.
“Since the original venues have broken our legal contract with them, we are pursuing appropriate actions based on grounds of religious discrimination and freedom of speech, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) spokesman told CBN News.
“The Gospel always faces opposition, so we will prayerfully and boldly continue to press forward so that the Good News of God’s love and forgiveness will be proclaimed in all of the cities we have planned to visit,” he added.
Venues in Birmingham, Newport, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Newcastle and Liverpool have all cancelled Graham’s appearances in various venues.
“Following talks with our partners and relevant stakeholders we can confirm that the Franklin Graham event scheduled at the Utilita Arena Newcastle in June will not take place,” a spokesman for Newcastle’s Utilita Arena said.
LGBT activists are taking a victory lap over their successful boycott of Graham’s tour as they escalate their war against traditional Christian values.
“Having led the call for this to be cancelled and coordinated the support of numerous groups throughout the city, we are obviously delighted by this decision,” said Ste Dunn, chair of Northern Pride, to Pink News after the Utilita Arena cancelled on Graham.
“We would like to thank everyone who got behind the campaign and signed our petition, to make a stand and show that anti-LGBT+ speech is not welcome in Newcastle,” he added.
Despite the venue cancellations, Graham is adamant that he will continue with his tour as planned.
“We are still finalising where the Graham Tour will be held, but we want to be clear that the initiative and all associated training courses will take place on the same dates as originally planned,” Graham’s website states.
“I’m looking forward to preaching the Gospel across the UK in late May & June,” Graham wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
“Hundreds of churches are praying & planning to be a part of these evangelistic outreaches. People everywhere are searching for something to fill the void in their lives. Jesus Christ is the answer,” he added.