US evangelical preacher should be banned from entering UK, critics say - 2017-12-07

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F345.png US evangelical preacher should be banned from entering UK, critics say December 7, 2017, Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian

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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{{cite news | first = Harriet | last = Sherwood | title = US evangelical preacher should be banned from entering UK, critics say | url = https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/07/us-evangelical-preacher-franklin-graham-uk-critics | work = The Guardian | date = December 7, 2017 | accessdate = March 31, 2020 }}