UK officials call for Franklin Graham to be barred from entering the UK — see their reasoning why
Dec 30, 2017 theblaze
Franklin Graham, son of legendary evangelist Billy Graham, won’t be allowed entry into the United Kingdom for an event next year if several UK government officials have their way. They accuse Graham of speech crimes that would be covered by the First Amendment in the United States.
What’s going on?
According to the Asheville Citizen Times, several government officials have asked the UK home secretary, Amber Rudd, to consider refusing Graham entry into the country next year when he is slated to be a featured speaker at a September festival. Ironically, the event is being organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association U.K., of which Graham is the president and CEO.
The officials have accused Graham of “hate speech,” citing his rhetoric against Islam, Muslims and the LGBT community. As the Guardian noted, Graham has said Islam is “an evil and very wicked religion.”
Graham’s critics even began a Change.org petition calling for the evangelist to be barred entry into the U.K. for the event. So far, the petition has 7,300 signatures.
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The folks wanting to ban him said this: "He added that Graham views are “incompatible with what Jesus said in the Bible.”
Apparently they don't know much about the Bible or what Jesus said..... Jesus said: No man cometh to the Father except thru me ( Jesus....not Mohammed or Buddha or any other.....he also said ( concerning other religions) I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them.
And Franklin Graham has said Islam is “an evil and very wicked religion.....and he is right.
That does not mean He 'hates' those people deceived by Islam, only the false gospel. In fact, we are told to love such people, but we do not have to love evil false gospels.
But the hared towards Christians seems to be growing.