Newcastle arena cancels Franklin Graham's UK tour event
The venue had been under pressure from the LGBT+ campaign group Northern Pride and Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes to cancel the event.
Forbes told the newspaper he was "delighted" that Utilita had pulled out of hosting the event.
He said: "Pastor Graham peddles controversial, repulsive views about LGBT people which are in direct conflict with the values we hold dear in Newcastle.
"The vast number of individuals, organisations and communities that supported my call for the show to be scrapped shows that Newcastle is a city that will not accept hate speech in any form. This is reflected in many other towns and cities across the country who have also stepped forward to cancel these shows....
I am seeing the same as you Chrisgp from England. Things are only going to get worse for Christians and the world in general as time comes to a close. No surprise, the Bible has already foretold the way it will be and I see the signs as they unfold.
Yes, in these final days before the coming of the Lord, I do indeed suspect that the only thing going on in huge stadiums apart from sports events and pop concerts, will be various other things of an undesirable nature.
There may be the odd false religious rally of a non-Christian religion, possibly; or a pseudo-Christian group, but the days of evangelical Christian crusades are long past.
More and more, it will go to local churches holding small events and evangelistic services, and one-to-one witnessing.
It could well be as persecution begins to appear in the militantly secular West, and as Communistic political systems, and immigrant Islam take over in Western countries that believers will no longer be able to rent even small community halls, hotels and other local venues, and even faithful fundamental evangelical churches that have their own buildings will come under threat.
As to the personal attack on the character of Franklin Graham by certain people, this will become more typical as any one who dared to stand against the moral revolution will be increasingly vilified, and we see more and more the militancy of the LGBTQ crowd and their hatred for the Gospel.
Rob Picheta wrote: .... Though his tour is currently without a venue, Graham has said he intends for it to continue and will make arrangements at alternative sites.
"We are still finalising where the Graham Tour will be held, but we want to be clear that the initiative and all associated training courses will take place on the same dates as originally planned," a statement on the BGEA's website says....
Graham's father, Billy, is reported to have persuaded more than 3 million people to commit their lives to Christianity and his preaching was heard in 185 of the world's 195 countries, according to the BGEA. He died in 2018 at the age of 99.
excerpt from,"Evangelist preacher Franklin Graham planned a seven-city UK tour. All seven venues have dropped him"
But the article didn't mention is that Franklin Graham's connection with the American Caesar is highly unpopular in England also. Chris GP, hypocrites like Franklin dishonor the Gospel, no one will pay attention to him. He's never going to have 3 million converts!
https://tinyurl.com/y4lyjkua (Franklin Graham wants the nation to pray for Trump on Sunday. But other Christians call it propaganda) excellent article by the wayâť—
Yes, Mr Lincoln, the message of the Gospel is indeed repulsive to the LGBTQ crowd, and now they have power and can flex their muscles to shut it out of the public arena.
While the wishy washy archbishops, bishops, priests, pastors, ministers and clergy of the various liberal Catholic and Protestant mainline denominations are spouting their rubbish from pulpits in â€śinclusiveâ€ť and â€śdiverseâ€ť accepting but really very empty churches to a handful of mainly elderly ladies, and a few of these LGBTQ people, and hip modern seeker sensitive so called evangelicals are totally silent in the face of this onslaught, the LGBTQ crowd are laughing all the way to the bank, and they and their political allies are cooking up new ways to persecute and ban freedom for Christian preaching, worship and witness, should we be helping and encouraging them, and pouring scorn on those, who however imperfectly, are seeking to preach the real message of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord will have them in derision, Psalm 2 v 4. Let us not be found on the wrong side!!
""Pastor Graham peddles controversial, repulsive views about LGBT people which are in direct conflict with the values we hold dear in Newcastle.""
Then why did they accept the booking in the first place?
Are they liars like Satan?
It would appear from this statement that Newcastle "values" - Are anti-Bible, anti-Christ? anti-christian? "Discrimination???
Apparently they prefer to send people to hell and damnation.
For thousands of years these Christian values have been the teachings and standards of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.
GOD warns:- Jude :7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them!"
Okay, you reject the good news of the gospel, there is a price to pay, because you are already condemned, you have a deadly disease of sin, and you reject the cure. You had a great opportunity to hear Franklin Graham preach and rejected it. And now, if you should suddenly decide you want to know what the Bible says, you will find it difficult to find a preacher who still holds to the glorious gospel.