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Franklin Graham set up a tour of the UK, but EVERY venue cancelled him
Posted by: hal
Date: February 07, 2020 10:24PM
haha!

[www.theguardian.com]

The commercial venues – in Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, Newport, Milton Keynes and London – cancelled bookings after protests by LGBTQ+ activists, petitions and requests from local councils. Many said statements Graham had made were incompatible with their values, and that his appearance would be divisive, could be disruptive or lead to a breach of the peace.

Graham has long been a controversial figure, viewed by many, including some British evangelicals, as homophobic, Islamophobic, and politically extreme. His attempt to force venues to allow him to appear came as a group of evangelical Christians in the UK wrote a letter to the Guardian saying they were unwilling to support his tour.

In the letter, 17 evangelicals from across the country said: “We find it hard to reconcile his public and partisan statements on such issues as immigration, poverty, gun control and Israel with our understanding of the teaching and values of Jesus Christ.”

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Re: Franklin Graham set up a tour of the UK, but EVERY venue cancelled him
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 07, 2020 11:15PM
Yes!



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Re: Franklin Graham set up a tour of the UK, but EVERY venue cancelled him
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 07, 2020 11:53PM
I must have read something wrong. About a month or so ago I scanned an article about him being denied a visa by the Brits for the very reasons the protesters gave.
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Re: Franklin Graham set up a tour of the UK, but EVERY venue cancelled him
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: February 08, 2020 12:22PM
Censorship by decency. How British.



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Re: Franklin Graham set up a tour of the UK, but EVERY venue cancelled him
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 10, 2020 09:04AM
"Mah freeze peach!"
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