Franklin Graham, son of beloved preacher Billy Graham, is recognized around the world as a spiritual leader.
In the United States, people gather from all corners to hear the man teach and preach.
You can often see him speak at rallies and events that pull in hundreds, even thousands.
But not that long ago, a radical leftist group tried to ban him from appearing in ads for a three-day festival.
The group accused Graham of bigotry, because of biblically-backed views. The case was taken to court.
And Graham just received a major victory.
From Western Journal:
A court has ruled in favor of the organizers of the 2018 Lancashire Festival of Hope in England after Blackpool Transport removed advertisements for the three-day festival from its buses…
The judge ruled that the council and bus firm had violated the Equality Act and the Human Rights Act by banning the advertisements.
“This is an important moment for religious freedom in the UK,” Graham said in a statement.
An LGBT group pressured the Blackpool Council and Blackpool Transport to take down ads for a three-day festival because they featured Rev. Franklin Graham.
The group attacked the Christian minister, because of his biblical views on marriage.
The local leadership caved to the activists, forcing the organizers of the Christian event to take down their advertisements.
The situation was taken all the way to court, and Graham was vindicated. Blackpool Council and Blackpool Transport even issued a public apology to the organizers over their actions.
The court ruled that the council had violated their own equality laws by discriminating against this religious event.
Now, you may be thinking this doesn’t affect America, since this happened all the way in merry old England.
The same kind of radical groups operate in the U.S. They frequently try to find ways to undermine and erode the 1st Amendment rights of churches and religious groups.
The left seems to think that gay rights trump the religious freedoms protected by the Constitution. Anyone they deem as an “enemy” to their agenda is dragged into court or worse.
This victory is a big deal for everyone who believes no government—or group—has the right to trample our religious freedoms.
- A U.K. court ruled in favor of Franklin Graham and organizers of a religious event.
- An LGBT group forced the city to take down ads because they featured the Christian minister.
- The court decided the city violated the Equality Act and the Human Rights Act.
Source: The Western Journal