US evangelical preacher Franklin Graham should be banned from entering UK, critics say

Opposition is mounting to a planned visit to the UK by a leading American conservative evangelical Christian who has made Islamophobic and anti-gay statements, with critics saying it will promote prejudice and damage interfaith relations.

Several MPs, including a government minister, have urged the home secretary to consider refusing UK entry to Franklin Graham, with some suggesting his comments contravene British laws on hate speech. A petition against Graham being granted a visa has gathered more than 4,600 signatures.

Nina Parker, the pastor of Liberty church in Blackpool and the organiser of the petition, said: “As a Christian and as a leader of a church that particularly welcomes LGBT people, I’m horrified that other local churches are inviting someone with this record of hate speech.”

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  • Lincoln Annie

    2 Peter 2:1 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them…”

    I think Ms. Parker’s the one with the problem.

  • Icebow

    Thwart the bastards.

  • John Boy

    Only genocidal Muslim preachers are allowed in. The UK has submitted to the whims of sharia law.

  • ontario john

    Is there no stopping these damn Bible believing Christians. How are peace loving muslims going to rape and pillage England, when you let people like that in . Where is Michael Coren!!

    • The Buddhist Butterfly

      He’s in seminary.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    How many petitions has she started against hate-preaching Imams?
    Anti-Christian hate-speaking secularists?

    Isn’t she, by her own definitions, committing an act of hate by circulating this petition?
    She is certainly “bearing false witness”.

    • Lightstream

      A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Franklin Graham is a man of God. This Nina Parker thing is a screaming banshee who inhabits the depths of depravity.

    Pick one only, Britain. What side of Life are you on?

  • John

    Nina Parker, the pastor of Liberty church in Blackpool and the
    organiser of the petition, said: “As a Christian and as a leader of a
    church that particularly welcomes LGBT people, I’m horrified that other
    local churches are inviting someone with this record of hate speech.”

    She said Graham’s visit had triggered an “enormous amount of protest
    from Christians in the north-west” of England, and his presence would be
    “extremely destructive in the area”.

    Yeah Nina they’re out in the streets in the 100s of 1000s tearing garments and knashing teeth at the prospect of the visit!

    How will poor Nina ever survive Graham’s ‘racist’ evangelical onslaught, seeings he’s not there to blow people up?

  • richard

    All Brits should be thankful that they have one Nina Parker to tell them who they should listen to and what they should believe. Can’t be doing that for oneself now, can one?

  • roccolore

    These hypocrites attacking Graham have no problem with the Muslims who advocate killing gays.

  • WalterBannon

    … but returning ISIS terrorists are welcome

  • DMB

    I have no doubt that once released from prison Islamic hate preacher Anjem Choudary will be the grand marshal of London’s gay pride parade.
    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/09/06/london-death-to-gays-preacher-anjem-choudary-jailed-for-five-years-over-isis-support/
    https://www.blazingcatfur.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/anjem-choudary-gay-boy-in-bondage.jpg

  • Allan

    Poor F’n snowflakes. Can’t stand to hear the truth.

  • Ed

    Any country with a “home secretary” needs a proctologist in the biggest way