Banned in the UK: Conservative Christian Franklin Graham has been effectively banned from the UK after every single venue has cancelled his upcoming Summer UK Tour.
Pink News reports:
Every single UK venue booked by anti-LGBT preacher Franklin Graham has now ditched his events, after an outcry from activists.
The Trump-supporting preacher, who is known for praising Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay laws and blaming gay people for a “moral 9/11”, is set to visit the UK at the start of Pride Month in June as part of an evangelist tour.
However, every single venue booked for the eight-date tour has now cancelled, after being made aware of his extreme anti-LGBT views.
Late last month Progressive Secular Humanist reported that Graham had been banned from appearing at a venue in Liverpool because he promotes anti-gay Christian hate. Since then, every other venue booked for the Summer UK Tour has also been cancelled.
As for Graham, he is claiming that he is being treated unfairly, and that the unfair treatment constitutes “religious discrimination.” In a statement, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association told CBN News that they would be “pursuing appropriate” legal action:
For the record, Graham is a deplorable Christian extremist who frequently preaches a message of hatred and intolerance for gays and others he finds offensive. Recently Graham made headlines by warning gay presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg that he must repent or face eternal damnation for “flaunting his homosexuality.”
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 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.
Graham, who is fond of claiming that God kills gays, issued a series of tweets attacking the Democratic presidential candidate earlier this year. And while Graham exhibits an irrational biblical hatred for gays and Democrats, he frequently grovels at the feet of that supposed paragon of Christian virtue, Donald Trump.
Bottom line: Christian hate preacher Franklin Graham has been banned from appearing at all venues scheduled for his upcoming Summer UK Tour because he promotes anti-gay Christian hate.