Franklin Graham Event Canceled Because He Views Gay Marriage a 'Sin'
Grahamâ€™s event, to be held at ACC Liverpool, was part of a larger tour through the United Kingdom. Officials at the venue, however, announced Friday the event would be scrubbed from the schedule because Grahamâ€™s views â€” particularly his biblical interpretation of marriage as a union between one man and one woman â€” are â€śincompatible with our values.â€ť
The decision to cancel Grahamâ€™s stop in Liverpool isnâ€™t surprising. Protesters have been rebuking the leaders of the venue for allowing Graham to share the Gospel in the space.
One group critical of Grahamâ€™s slated appearance at ACC Liverpool was the Liverpool Labour LGBT Network, which referred to the evangelist as â€śa homophobic hate preacher.â€ť...
These cancellations of 3 of the 8 venues in Britain for Franklin Graham to speak (with no doubt more to come), and the lack of reaction by the churches in the face of the LGBTQ onslaught in our country show a complete â€śvolte faceâ€ť by our country within the last 40 or so years.
In the 1960â€™s and 1970â€™s, Billy Graham, Franklinâ€™s father, was able to hire and pack stadiums, without any controversy (I attended a live Billy Graham rally in Bristol City FC stadium, and a video live link from one of his US crusades), and also watched a BBC Songs of Praise from one of his evangelistic rallies here.
Now, it seems, no one wants his son to come here, the local councils and national government are so in fear of not being PC, and offending either LGBTQ or Islam, that we cannot have an evangelist here.
Even the two archbishops of Canterbury and York, apologised recently, for a traditional statement on Christian marriage, issued by the bishops, because it may have caused hurt or offence to the LGBTQ community, although despite the pressure from liberal bishops, it hasnâ€™t yet been withdrawn!! Such is the state of things in Britain these days!!!
Try again, Jim. Franklin is primarily an evangelist although he, like you and I, have something to say about what is going on I this nation and the world. So what if he has an opinion? I happen to agree with him on most things. You don't. It's one thing to disagree with someone, but because he man supports the current sitting President, you'll vilify him. Not sure that holds up to the 9th Commandment's standards regarding bearing false witness.
Emma Green wrote: .... [Frankie] Thereâ€™s reason to fear whatâ€™s happening in America, too: â€śWeâ€™re in a sick world,â€ť he said, â€śvery sick.â€ť Christians â€śhave been targeted by the gay-lesbian groups, purposefully, to put them out of business,â€ť he said, and â€śwe are exposed to the gay lifestyle [through] television, music, school.â€ť He believes that organizations like the Boy Scouts â€śhave lost it,â€ť he told me, because they have opened up their membership to LGBT kids and allow gay men to lead troops. â€śItâ€™s not an organization thatâ€™s fit to exist.â€ť He especially worries about the influence of gay troop leaders. â€śGay couples cannot have children,â€ť he said. â€śAll they can do is recruit your child. â€¦ Thereâ€™s going to be a lawsuit one day, where a child will be molested, and will have been taken advantage of â€¦ I hope the directors are going to be held accountable.â€ť
excerpt from, "Franklin Graham Is the Evangelical Id"
Remember, God needs your help because he can't do it himself! ;-7 The best thing to do is to send money to Frankie because he knows how to help God! ;-7
https://tinyurl.com/v9he49q (Acts 17:26 From one man He made every nation of men)--- Berean Study Bible
"Franklin Graham has asked for prayer as he remains determined to see through his planned UK tour despite multiple venues backing out.
This small but vocal minority is pressuring venues to back out of our contracts because I have said that God defines homosexuality as sin. Several venues have already told us that they are cancelling.
"Much prayer and effort has been put into this, and hundreds of churches across the U.K. are partnering in this tour. This is spiritual warfare. The enemy does not want the Gospel proclaimed." He went on to say that he believed this to be a "defining moment" for the Church in the UK.
"You and I have been called for such a moment as this," he said.
"Please join me in praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ there, that God will remove obstacles to this Gospel work, and that He will prepare the hearts of people across the nation to hear and respond to His message this spring." https://www.christiantoday.com/article/franklin.graham.says.cancellation.of.uk.evangelistic.events.is.spiritual.warfare/134128.htm
Jim, having heard Franklin preach myself in person and being familiar with his latest book, your characterization of the man and his ministry as a "moralist" is far from the truth. He does have something to say about moral issues. So do you and I.
You may approve of the man or you may not. But at least speak accurately of him without resorting to typical doubt-crafting politician public affairs tactics.
It is a pity for Sheffield to cancel Frankie's talk at their venue. I don't like the lack of freedom of speech. Unfortunately, Frankie set himself up more as a moralist (a hypocritical one at that, since he doesn't seem to deliver sermons on lying or adultery âť—), then as somebody to preach about Christ.
https://tinyurl.com/rxqx2ym (Franklin Graham's Sheffield visit axed after calls by LGBT+ groups)
Thanks MH. I had the wonderful privilege of seeing four sinners come to Christ last night at a local home for addicts. Now as in Paulâ€™s day the gospel truly is â€śthe power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.â€ť
Appreciate the posts of Dr. Tim and John for Jesus
Seeing the Book of Jude exhorts us to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints _ We should do this very thing, not just to "the choir" in the safe spaces of our sanctuaries but Out there where sinners desperately need to hear the Truth spoken by people who love them because they've been born again and are now filled with the Holy Spirit who pours His LOVE out in their hearts.
May I suggest some preparation that will not only help us to do this but deepen our faith in Christ and Love for Him as well
In this I suggest that you all please make the time and prayerfully watch Ryan Fullerton's excellent series on Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood which you can watch on YouTube
the first is Men and Women: Who are We? (Part 1) - Ryan Fullerton
Frank wrote: Hey Pilgrim! Yes, I knew we would agree on this. There are so many verses that discuss wealth and the evils of loving money more than our heavenly Father. The rich man loved his wealth, but a poor man can improperly love what he has as well. It is indeed a heart issue! The below are verses that always remind me of that.
Proverbs 30:7 Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: 8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: 9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. Yes, it is a heart issue. Your verses were outstanding as usual!
Good on yer bro and fellow pilgrim. Thank you for those texts from Proverbs.
Our discussion actually led us to the following instruction from Jesus, three things which the majority of folks in this world do not wish to do, and even the saints have difficulty with. The new man says yes and the old man says no.
Luke 9:23 KJV (23)Â And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
John UK wrote: The most wonderful Lord Jesus Christ agrees with you, Frank. Or should I say, you are in line with the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ. My little group studied these verses only a few days ago, and it was most rewarding.
Hey Pilgrim! Yes, I knew we would agree on this. There are so many verses that discuss wealth and the evils of loving money more than our heavenly Father. The rich man loved his wealth, but a poor man can improperly love what he has as well. It is indeed a heart issue! The below are verses that always remind me of that.
Proverbs 30:7 Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: 8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: 9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Yes, it is a heart issue. Your verses were outstanding as usual!
Jim; You calling one a bigot, in from your worldview of truth. Shows the close mindedness you have. Since truth in your world view is only subjective truth, to the means of truth is only relative truth. Is a clear reflection of the false world view you hold onto, so tightly, with a death grip; Hebrews 9:27! that canâ€™t account for right & wrong in a world view of Relativism!
The Rev. William J. Barber II wrote: .... ...hypocrites who abuse their religious freedom in the public square to cover for political corruption and violence cannot be allowed to speak in Godâ€™s name without a challenge from those of us whoâ€™ve promised to preach and teach the Bible.
Scripture makes plain that hypocrisy provides cover for political violence. And the true work of Godâ€™s messengers is always to point us toward justice and mercy for all of Godâ€™s children.
excerpt from, "Franklin Graham is a hypocrite about Pete Buttigieg, and heâ€™s using that hypocrisy to do harm"
But much as I hate to do it oh, I did find a good comment about Franklin Graham.
Michael Gerson wrote: .... The controversy over family separation has accomplished at least one useful thing. It is an act of inhumanity by the Trump administration so gross â€” so rotting, worm-ridden and hair- Âcovered â€” that many evangelical Christian leaders have refused to swallow it. Even Franklin Graham, awakened momentarily from his ideological slumbers, has called the practice â€śdisgraceful.â€ť