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UK: Franklin Graham Festival of Hope ads banned over Graham’s “islamophobic” comments

July 21st, 2018 | by Richard Paul
UK: Franklin Graham Festival of Hope ads banned over Graham’s “islamophobic” comments
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UK: Franklin Graham Festival of Hope ads banned over Graham’s “islamophobic” comments

Church leaders in Blackpool have criticised what they describe as an “astonishing” decision to ban bus adverts promoting an evangelistic event which will see Franklin Graham preach a gospel message……In an open letter, the church leaders said: “Because the Christian community is also a customer, we hope Blackpool Transport will listen to our public feedback as well, and not show what appears to be a potential bias against Christians.”

Blackpool Transport banned the ads for the Franklin Graham Lancashire Festival of Hope because Graham has previously condemned homosexuality, and because he has made “Islamophobic” comments such as “Islam has declared war on the world.” Truth be told, Graham understands what the global jihad is about.

Lancashire has a bad reputation when it comes to Islamic issues: the Lancashire Police won the “diversity champion of the year” award at the British Muslim Awards; a Sharia court in Lancashire handed down a sentence approving of honor killing; and Islamic leaders in Lancashire called on Muslims to boycott school meals after a ban on non-stunned halal meat in schools.

“Church leaders label Franklin Graham bus ad ban ‘bias against Christians,’” by Marcus Jones, Premier UK, July 13, 2018:

Church leaders in Blackpool have criticised what they describe as an “astonishing” decision to ban bus adverts promoting an evangelistic event which will see Franklin Graham preach a gospel message.

The Lancashire Festival of Hope leadership team say it’s a “travesty” that Blackpool Transport chose to remove them.

The company had said it came to the decision after listening to public feedback.

A number of people had taken to social media to claim that Franklin Graham would be preaching hate and homophobia at the event which is due to take place at the city’s Winter Gardens in September.

In an open letter, the church leaders said: “Because the Christian community is also a customer, we hope Blackpool Transport will listen to our public feedback as well, and not show what appears to be a potential bias against Christians.”

A number of MPs have raised concern about his visit to Blackpool fearing he will repeat previous statements condemning homosexuality and Islam.

But speaking to Premier earlier this year, Graham said: “I’m not coming to preach hate, I’m here to preach about a saviour – Jesus Christ who can make a difference in our lives if we put our faith and trust in him.”

The church leaders say they are seeking a meeting with Blackpool Transport and have urged Christians not to complain but to act in a positive nature by praying…..

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