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Franklin Graham spoke Bible-truth about LGBT. Now the UK wants to ban him for ‘hate speech’
LifeSite News ^ | 12/15/17 | Franklin Graham

Posted on 12/15/2017 7:16:47 PM PST by ReformationFan

LONDON, England, December 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – British parliamentarians along with over 6,000 people have signed an online petition to ban world-famous American evangelist Franklin Graham from entry into the country because they say he has used “hate speech” against “Muslims and LGBT people.”

Graham is scheduled to speak in the U.K., in Blackpool, Sept. 2018.

The evangelist has taken a strong Biblical stance against homosexuality, calling it “a sin” and warning those engaging in homosexual acts about the judgment of God. He has called Christians to boycott businesses that promote the LGBT agenda. He criticized Disney earlier this year for its remake of Beauty and the Beast that promotes homosexuality. “They’re trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts and minds of your children,” he said. “Watch out!”

The evangelists has also been an outspoken champion of the right to life of the preborn. He said earlier this year that fundraising for Planned Parenthood “is like raising money to fund a Nazi death camp.” He has also not shied away from pointing out how Islam is antithetical to Christianity.

A Change.org petition accuses Graham of harboring hatred for Muslims and people with same-sex attraction.

“Unlike his father, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham engages in outspoken bigotry targeting refugees, Muslims and LGBT people. His father promoted unity and respect in communities but Franklin Graham’s extreme views promote prejudice and division,” the petition states.

Gordon Marsen of Blackpool and Afzhal Khan of Manchester Gordon are among the MPs who want Graham barred.

The movement to ban Franklin Graham from British shores contrasts sharply with the welcome his father Billy Graham received when he arrived in the UK in 1954. Between 1.5 and 2 million people in total turned out to the mass gatherings of the elder Graham’s “London Crusade.”

News of the petition against Graham comes as the British government refuses to answer whether proclaiming the Christian faith in public could be a “hate crime.”

During a Question Period in the House of Lords regarding hate crime prosecution, Lord Pearson of Rannock asked the government to confirm that a Christian who states that “Jesus is the only Son of the one true God” cannot be arrested for it. Baroness Vere, representing the government, refused to comment.

Lord Pearson’s question to the government, which followed well-publicized trials of Christian street preachers, was as follows:

"My Lords, will the Government confirm that the latest definition from the [Criminal Prosecution Service] of a hate crime is one which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by prejudice based on a person’s religion? Will the Government therefore confirm unequivocally that a Christian who says that Jesus is the only Son of the one true God cannot be arrested for hate crime or any other offence, however much it may offend a Muslim or anyone of any other religion?”

Baroness Vere replied, “I am not going to comment on that last question from the noble Lord. However, I will say that when the public statements were revised, the definition did not change; it has been the same for the last 10 years.”

Lord Pearson told Premier Christianity that this refusal to answer his question — unprecedented, in his experience — worried him. He suggested that religious freedom in the UK is being eroded by “hate crime” legislation, and that this is being done to please Muslims.

What constitutes a hate crime in the United Kingdom is unclear and is largely based on the extent to which the feelings of the injured party have been hurt, Pearson maintains.

“I want the government to answer. We’ve got to have it clarified. The stricter Muslims do feel offended by Christianity and our belief in Jesus being the only Son of the one true God.”

He said there are “quite a few” stories in which Christian festivals or traditions are canceled or diminished for fear of offending people of other religions, “and of course by that one means particularly the Muslims,” he said.

Pearson draws the line at personal attacks, e.g. saying “You’re an idiotic Muslim” to an individual, but believes people should be able to criticize a religion and to proclaim their own without the law getting involved.

“I would have thought free speech trumps it, and I’m afraid at the moment free speech is on the retreat in this country particularly from a wish to appease Islam. There’s no other way of putting it,” he said.


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: anitabryantwasright; formerlygreatbritain; franklingraham; graham; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; noenglandanymore; noenglandnow; thereisnoenglandnow; uk
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Both Anita Bryant and the Kinks were right. There's no England anymore.
1 posted on 12/15/2017 7:16:47 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

God bless Franklin Graham.


2 posted on 12/15/2017 7:19:18 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: metmom

Amen


3 posted on 12/15/2017 7:22:24 PM PST by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! Merry Christmas! In God We Trust!)
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To: ReformationFan

Cockroaches hate the “Light”.


4 posted on 12/15/2017 7:23:15 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: ReformationFan

The End Game of the Lying Left: ban the Bible.

Also included, banning marriage, and banning eating of meat (1 Timothy 4:3).


5 posted on 12/15/2017 7:26:16 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: ReformationFan

But they let the muzzies pour in.

When the law is not applied equally it is iniquity.

And eventually people do something about it.


6 posted on 12/15/2017 7:27:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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“For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one,

And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze (burning out, consumed) with lust for one another—men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong-doing and going astray, which was [their] fitting retribution.”

(New Testament, Romans 1: 26, 27, Amplified Bible)


7 posted on 12/15/2017 7:31:49 PM PST by Cedar
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To: ReformationFan

The people loved darkness rather than light. In the end they will get what they want.


8 posted on 12/15/2017 7:35:04 PM PST by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)
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“... just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.”

(New Testament, Jude 1: 7)


9 posted on 12/15/2017 7:36:13 PM PST by Cedar
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To: lgjhn23

Guess Franklin Graham could lie to these groups & make them feel better,but that’s not his way & it sure wouldn’t be doing anyone any favors. Someone in the UK needs to make some definite decisions about what constitutes hate speech.


10 posted on 12/15/2017 7:36:32 PM PST by oldtech
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To: ReformationFan

thank you for your faithful Christian service Franklin and Dad!


11 posted on 12/15/2017 7:37:21 PM PST by dadfly
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The movement to ban Franklin Graham from British shores contrasts sharply with the welcome his father Billy Graham received when he arrived in the UK in 1954.

In 1954 Billy Graham didn't need to say much or anything about homosexuality or Islam. Gays weren't having gay pride parades or getting "married," and every sane person knew homosexuality wasn't normal. And the Muslims weren't invading and throwing their weight around. Franklin Graham is a brave man. God bless him.

12 posted on 12/15/2017 7:43:48 PM PST by Nea Wood
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But the Brits don’t mind that Muslims have the same religious objections to LGBTXYZMOUSE that Christians have ...


13 posted on 12/15/2017 7:44:09 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: ReformationFan

A man who spends his life Distributing humanitarian Aid to Christians and Muslims alike is being banned by hateful Brita for being hateful.


14 posted on 12/15/2017 7:49:07 PM PST by MNDude (God is not a Republican, but Satan is certainly a Democratt)
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> There’s no England anymore. <

And America is not that far behind. The fake phrase “hate speech” is being accepted by more and more Americans. Soon it will be more important than the First Amendment.


15 posted on 12/15/2017 7:58:28 PM PST by Leaning Right
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To: ReformationFan

Twitter/Social media just as secular/statist/leftist as the U.K.

NO FREE SPEECH FOR CHRISTIANS!!


16 posted on 12/15/2017 7:59:50 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: ReformationFan

Have they banned the Bible yet?


17 posted on 12/15/2017 8:07:24 PM PST by matthew fuller (Out with Jeff- In with Rudy!)
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To: metmom

Amen.


18 posted on 12/15/2017 8:17:51 PM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: ReformationFan

In 1611 England’s King James published the Bible in English that became the most widely published book in the world. He decreed that all churches in England have a copy and that they must remain open so that any who might read from it could do so at any time.

Now people have been arrested for the crime for reading from that same Bible in public. God does not bless any people who trample on His word. And soon, the indigenous English peoples will be strangers in the lands of their fathers as Muslims take over the country. The Muslims fully in tend on taking over as fast as they can.


19 posted on 12/15/2017 8:21:31 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: ReformationFan
Yet England has no problems to admit murderous Muslims.
20 posted on 12/15/2017 8:23:57 PM PST by apocalypto
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