Muslims in Britain are urging their government to ban evangelist Franklin Graham from entering the United Kingdom, contending the son of the late evangelist Billy Graham has made āIslamophobic and homophobic statements.ā
Graham, the CEO of the humanitarian group Samaritanās Purse and also the Billy Graham Association, is scheduled to speak at a Christian festival this month in the Northern England city of Blackpool.
But the Muslim Council of Britain, joined by three Parliament members, wants the British Home Office to revoke his visa on the grounds of āhate speech,ā reports the Guardian newspaper of London....
If Franklin Graham is presenting the gospel, then why should anyone not consider the devil to fight against this preaching. Unafraid, so they take down your bill board, tell your friends, so a murderous death cult claims the gospel should not be preached, preach the word Un afraid. If there be any persecution, be thankful, pray for your enemies. Donāt whine, Preach the word.
If Franklin Graham give assurances to the British government that all is going to do is talk and praise Christianity and not to condemn other religions - even those that deserves it, there is no reason to ban him. If he starts meddling in other country's political affairs. They shouldn't stop him from coming.
1 Corinthians 5:9-13 I wrote to you in my letter to have no company with sexual sinners; yet not at all meaning with the sexual sinners of this world, or with the covetous and extortionists, or with idolaters; for then you would have to leave the world. But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortionist. Donāt even eat with such a person. For what do I have to do with also judging those who are outside? Donāt you judge those who are within? But those who are outside, God judges. āPut away the wicked man from among yourselves.ā ---WEB
Cont: Thatās why we were stunned when some of our advertising for the festival was removed by the local bus company, whose double-decker buses carried our banners that read,āTime for Hopeā. He goes on to explain why all this is happening and asking for prayers from everyone.
I get Franklin Grahamās Decision magazine every month and the more recent one he has articles in there about the problems the team has encountered so far and is asking everyone to pray for this festival for God. One pastor is standing with him and giving encouragement and other churches are calling for their people to attend the meeting and give support. So I will pray. Here is an excerpt from his own words.āLike people in our own country, the English people are facing Challenges on multiple fronts,with the growing influence of Islam, unemployment and rising crime. In fact, Blackpool,( where this is going to be held) has been identified as aācrime hotspot āand has the forth highest murder rate in all of the Uk. Sexual assault and domestic violence exceed national averages,and alcohol and drug abuse are a growing problem in a city where life expectancy is the lowest in the Uk.
Plain Old Tim wrote: John UK, I object strenuously to your use of the phrase "weird IFBs." I'll have you know, sir, that many of us were weird LONG before we became IFBs. Your retraction and apology are accepted in advance. Thank you.
Dear brother, I've given it a lot of thought and you are right, it would be better if I referred to them as "Fools for Christ IFB's". At least then it puts a biblical veneer on it. Ah, no, sorry, that would imply a thin coating of being a fool, and we both know they really are fools. Maybe weird is the right phrase after all. They look weird, dress weird, talk in a funny weird accent, they hold the KJV aloft the same way the Catholics hold aloft the wafer, some of them are legalistically weird, they hold strange doctrine on the end times, they shout but don't dance, and on the whole are very nice people who are following the Lord. Yes, weird would be better after all. Sorry bro. And I am far weirder than all of them.
John UK, I object strenuously to your use of the phrase "weird IFBs." I'll have you know, sir, that many of us were weird LONG before we became IFBs. Your retraction and apology are accepted in advance. Thank you.
One message from one man in a British seaside town and Moslems are asking Parliament to refuse his visa. Looks like the devil has got something against Franklin Graham; maybe the fact that he is not fearful of preaching the truth about hell and the need of men to repent and turn to the Lord.
Apart from Franklin and those weird IFB's from America, there are not many others who preach boldly, just a few isolated open-air preachers, and that's it. Oh, of course it is different in Northern Ireland, where men are men, especially those trained up by Ian Paisley.
Hate speech? You want hate speech? Here's some for you: The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. (Psalm 5:5) The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. (Psalm 11:5) I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked. (Psalm 26:5) I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord. (Psalm 31:6) Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. (Psalm 45:7) Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 97:10) I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. (Psalm 101:3) Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. (Psalm 119:104) May God grant His children a holy hatred of all that He abhors.