Whinging Franklin Graham accuses UK activists of ‘truthophobia’

Whinging Franklin Graham accuses UK activists of ‘truthophobia’ February 19, 2020

GRAHAM, getting angrier by the day over the loss of preaching venues in the UK, has invented a new word for LGBT and church groups who have led the charge to get him deplatformed.

These people, he says in a Facebook post, are:

Truthophobic. Opposition to the Gospel shouldn’t really surprise us. Jesus warned that it would come. As you may know, my eight-city evangelistic tour across the UK has been met with resistance by LGBTQ activists who inaccurately claim that I am homophobic, Islamophobic, and say that I speak hate.

Anyone who knows me or has heard me speak knows that this really isn’t true – but, I DO preach the TRUTH of the Gospel. Could it be, rather, that these folks are truthophobic or free-speech-ophobic?

Graham embedded a video made Martyn Iles, above, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, a petulant Jesus junkie barely out diapers who excoriated those who have torn up the evangelist’s booking contracts.

Said Graham:

Martyn asks if society has become so ‘tolerant’ that it is now intolerant of mainstream Christianity … This is really a fight for truth, and the Gospel is what is really being ‘banned’ from these venues. It really boils down to the fact that they disagree with the message.

Graham referenced a Facebook comment that read:

How is Christianity a hatred speech, when you’re trying to save people from HELL? I call it a love speech.

“The person who made the comment is right,” Graham said.

Iles, in the video, said the UK venues are guilty of discrimination.

Discrimination is the act of saying, ‘You’re not welcome here. We’re going to ban you here.’ … People seem totally blind to this … they hate the message itself. This is a fight for truth.

Beneath Iles’ video one fool called Martin Mullan even managed to insert Brexit into the conversation.

It’s hatred of Christianity. They hate the heritage of our democracy. They are antidemocratic. They wanted to stop democracy by trying to stop Brexit. These are a bunch of hate filled communists.

Someone called Harry Denny slapped him down with this terrific retort:

…. Christianity has nothing at all to do with Democracy and in fact Christianity is an autocracy. If you are too dumb to understand, a democracy works from the bottom up, the millions of common people tell the people they select as leaders what they want them to do. In the Christian Church a few powerful leaders at the very top tell the entire population what to do and how to behave and what is acceptable and what is not.

It is the opposite of democracy. If you think that ‘communists’ have anything to do with your Christianity, or your democracy or whether Brexit should happen or not had zero to do with communism except in the mind of an uneducated fool. You sound like a genuine dickhead Martin.

Some do not like change, some people like being part of Europe and have forged close ties by having holiday homes or working in other parts of Europe or have family members who do. Brexit throws all of those situations into chaos. The vast majority of people who did not want Brexit had fuck all to do with communism and everything to do with keeping things as they were.

Believe it or not, most people do not like having their lives completely upset and turned upside down by dramatic change they did not ask for.

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  • Raging Bee

    Opposition to the Gospel shouldn’t really surprise us.

    Actually, opposition to EVERYONE who preaches the Gospel would indeed surprise virtually all of us. But that’s not what’s happening here, Frankie. They’re not opposing the Gospel (there’s still plenty of locals preaching it with total impunity), they’re opposing YOU. You’re not the Gospel, remember?

  • Vanity Unfair

    Truthophobia? May I suggest alitheiaphobia? The OED does not have it…yet…but it has two advantages. First it has two Greek roots and not one German and one Greek and secondly it confuses most people when they hear it.
    With thanks to OED Online and Google Translate.
    Alethiometer will probably get into the OED first.

  • HematitePersuasion

    The irony of a Christian preacher declaring that anyone fears truth … yeah, add a little vanadium to that and get Damascus steel, whydoncha?

  • Som

    Graham must be full of pride in-order say these stupid words.

  • Wisdom, Justice, Love

    Someone tell the Catholics the Eastern Orthodox church are “truthphobic”. Someone tell the protestants the Catholics are “truthphobic”. Someone tell the JWs the Mormons are “truthphobic”. Someone tell the Seventh Day Adventists the Coptics are “truthphobic”. Unfortunately I don’t have all day to do this.

  • Robert McLean

    Do any of the Petulant (great word!) Jesus wankers ever wonder why their views and dismal morality is no longer socially acceptable? Not holding my breath.

  • Norman Parron

    So a dimwitted professional LIAR (preacher) is stating something…well he’s a preacher so by definition what he says is a lie!

  • Ann Kah

    So Graham wants to save me from he1l because he loves me? No thanks. This kind of one-sided “love” that allows the other party to have no dissention, no rational thought, and no dignity looks a lot like a prison cell to me.

  • Steven Watson

    Hire a Circus tent, you big loon.

  • Jim Jones

    It’s almost a pity. I’d like to see how many people come out for this ‮elohssa‬, Franklin Graham. I’d love to see him getting few listeners.

  • Jim Jones

    Or a boy scout tent.

  • Jim Jones

    Hell, he didn’t even go to bible school. He just got one church to ‘ordain’ him.

  • Pete

    The only thing that Frankie Graham loves is Trump.

  • Karen the rock whisperer

    Perhaps OT, but why is an Aussie whining about opposition to Brexit? As a USian, I don’t feel qualified to have an opinion on Brexit (I do have one, of course, but I’m not sharing it here because it actually isn’t any of my business).

  • Jennny

    Truthophobia Frankie? Don’t make me laugh. I feel aggrieved that I helped fill thousands of shoeboxes for you for 30yrs before knowing you put in tracts aimed at m*slim children and when challenged, refused to give a straight answer. And when you do come to preach your odious bigotry here, I’m betting you’ll pronounce your campaign as a near revival for godless Britain….so that your sheeple keep on sending money for your obscenely large annual salary. You disgust me.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    “Whinging”? Huh? did u maybe mean “Whining”?

  • Michael Neville

    whinge, v (informal British and Australian). complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.

  • Broga

    Frankie, listen up, this isn’t Trumpkin’s USA and you ain’t seen nothing yet. We recently had a baby faced, 27 year old, with Nazi opinions called Sapisky appointed by Boris Johnson’s Puppet Master, Dominic Cummings. Sapisky, with zilch knowledge of the UK and its constittion, was to shake up the government and ignore the media. A few of this odious twat’s opinions:

    women athletes should be regarded as the equivalent of Paralympic competitors.

    the underclass should be sterilised to stop them breeding

    blacks were an inferior breed to whites.

    Amazingly, the PM refused to say whether he agreed with Sapisky’s Nazi opinions. Sapisky is gone, forced to resign very much against his and Cummings’ will, and still unapologetic about what he tried to force on the UK.

    Do yourself a favour Frankie and crawl back to sewer from which you emerged. There is nothing for you here except grief.

  • Mutale

    “How is Christianity a hatred speech, when you’re trying to save people from HELL? I call it a love speech”

    Yeah a hell that this being will send you to all because you don’t believe he is the greatest thing ever or him giving up his weekend saves your from a place he created to torture you for being they way he made does that still sound loving ? and just because something is truth doesnt make it truth you have to demonstrate it instead of just expecting people to believe you ?

  • Lauren Greene

    I first heard the word when I read “Angela’s Ashes,” the memoir by Frank McCourt. I use it now because I like the sound of it.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    Speak ENGLISH darnit! Not that foreign stuff O_o
    (srsly, never hear that phrase before…)

  • Raymond Metcalfe

    see that’s a new word for your use it will amaze your friends and confound your enemies

  • Michael Neville

    If you’re neither British nor Australian you might never have come across the word before. I spent a couple of years in Scotland which is where I learned it.

  • WrathPanda

    It could be worse. You could have someone come up to you and ask if they could, “búm a fág”. (It means to scrounge a cigarette).

  • Raging Bee

    How is Christianity a hatred speech, when you’re trying to save people from H3LL?

    Um…it’s hatred because you’re making up stories of a place called H3ll, with absolutely no proof. That’s not an act of love.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    Had a friend from down under tell me once that he met a girl the other day and decided to knock her up* ! Dude… slow DOWN.

    for those that don’t know: Im ‘murka slang the term means to impregnate. In Australia it means to go visit ‘i.e., knock on her door’

  • Cozmo the Magician

    I would rather amaze my enemies and confound my friends O_o

  • Raging Bee

    That’s English for “whining.” Gotta have your English-to-English Dictionary if you’re going across the Pond…

  • Vanity Unfair

    Because in the original EEC negotiations Commonwealth countries got the very short end of the stick and lost most of their British market. The UK government couldn’t or wouldn’t press for C’w’lth imports on a preferential tariff. It would have made a lot of sense for a Northern hemisphere bloc to have a good Southern hemisphere food source and even out the supply chain to Europe over the year but for several political reasons this did not happen so the Aussies, Kiwis, Springboks (while we were still talking), WIndies and assorted E and W Africans were left to sort themselves out new trading partners*. The Aussies eventually got together with Japan, where they really appreciate high quality meat, and others. They will have the last laugh as they no longer need the UK market so the UK will suffer more than they.
    But it’s more complicated than that.
    Anyway, Franklin Graham is not an Aussie.

    * And then there were the N hemisphere countries…

  • Arthur F. Meincke

    Charlatans and Con Men: Trump & Graham Inc.

  • Jim Jones

    Isn’t Graham one of the many who suck up to Trump? And who is, himself, supported mostly by the Trumpanzees who live and breathe insane rubbish fed to them by Russian trolls and bots?

    And he calls decent people Truthophobic?

  • Vanity Unfair

    That’s something he has in common with Trump.

  • Vanity Unfair

    Pre-WW2 in northern England (and possibly elsewhere) otherwise unemployed people would, for a fee, walk certain streets and, with a long pole, rap on people’s bedroom windows in order to awaken them in time to go to work. Poverty so great that many people could not afford an alarm clock. The people so employed were known as knocker-ups.
    As to who woke the knocker-up, that is another of life’s mysteries.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    “Its knockers all the way down…”

  • Cozmo the Magician

    “Two countries separated by a common language” (: