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Critics Wage Campaign to Ban Franklin Graham From UK — and Some Pastors and Politicians Are Signing On By Billy Hallowell

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There is reportedly a growing chorus of people who are urging the U.K. government to prevent evangelist Franklin Graham from entry when he heads to England next year to take part in a Christian festival his organization is running.

The protest has even reportedly attracted support from members of parliament who have asked Home Secretary Amber Rudd not to grant Graham a visa on the basis of his past proclamations about homosexuality and Islam, the Guardian reported.

A Change.org petition titled, “Stop Hate Speech Preacher Franklin Graham’s Visa to UK” has already garnered nearly 6,000 signatures. It was organized by a pastor named Nina Parker who is accusing Graham of engaging “in hate speech against minorities.” She said that she is “horrified” that other Christian churches would invite Graham in to speak.

Here’s a sampling of what’s inside the petition:
“Franklin Graham has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin “is right” in his crackdown against LGBT rights in his country where gay people are subject to severe human rights abuses. Atrocities and executions of gay people continue to go on in the Russian republic of Chechnya with no intervention from the Russian authorities.”

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