Pro-Trump, anti-gay evangelical leader Franklin Graham tour there was cancelled in the UK due to his homophobic comments and now he’s hitting out at people who campaigned to have him banned from venues.
Graham wrote on Facebook,
“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?”
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’s tour was set to begin in May, but convention centers across the UK pulled out the evangelist’s from its calendars. Many of the events were set to overlap with the nation’s Pride Month celebrations.
One venue cited the Christian’s views as “incompatible” in a statement.
He invited the queer community to attend the appearances for spiritual guidance, repeating that homosexuality is a sin.
But since Graham has sought to play down his long record of anti-LGBTQ claiming that he preaches “love”.
Zealots don’t take long to let the facade slide though, and Graham is already back to claiming that gay weddings will lead to homelessness and
With ZERO respect, no one is interested in your arcane ideas, Mr. Graham,
(Photo, screen grab; via Pink News)