Claiming that the ads ‘resulted in heightened tension’, Blackpool Transport decided to remove them.
Jane Cole, Managing Director at Blackpool Transport said:
The removal of these adverts is as a result of us listening and acting on customer and public feedback which we aim to do at all times.
Blackpool Transport is a proud ongoing supporter of the Pride and LGBT+ communities and in no way did we intend to cause any distress or upset.
A number of people had taken to social media to claim that Franklin Graham would be preaching hate and homophobia at an event which is due to take place at the city’s Winter Gardens in September.
And a number of MPs have raised concern about his visit to Blackpool fearing he will repeat previous statements condemning homosexuality and Islam.