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LGBTQ+ campaigners want Franklin Graham's UK tour cancelled
LGBTQ+ activists in Sheffield are trying to have Franklin Graham's upcoming UK tour cancelled.
The eight-date tour gets underway in Glasgow on May 30 and will visit cities across mainly England, with one stop in Wales, before wrapping up at the 02 Arena in London on October 4.
Graham, an outspoken critic of same-sex marriage and staunch supporter of Donald Trump, said he would be bringing the "same powerful message" to the UK as his father, the late evangelist Billy Graham, who visited the country on a number of occasions.
But gay activists in Sheffield claim that he promotes homophobic views and are pushing for the cancellation of his tour date at the city's FlyDSA Arena on June 6....
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike, I think I've criticize liberals enough times, except they just aren't as big as hypocrites as the American Pharisees are! You should have read The Washington Post article. You would have seen the authoress actually gave some points on why the listings of contributors isn't such a great idea. ---ūüĎé
I might read the Washington Post, except it has more than paper issues. Owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who has contract with the CIA. Why would you trust WashPost?
Mike, I think I've criticize liberals enough times, except they just aren't as big as hypocrites as the American Pharisees are!
You should have read The Washington Post article. You would have seen the authoress actually gave some points on why the listings of contributors isn't such a great idea. Though apparently it appears that these organizations still don't have to list contributors even with the 990 form. The even-handedness of the of the Washington Post, certainly isn't match by such outfits as WND‚ĚóūüĎé
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- excerpt from, "Major evangelical nonprofits are trying a new strategy with the IRS that allows them to hide their salaries" https://tinyurl.com/v9emge4z 2 Corinthians 2:17 Not even pedaling the Word but politics
Strange thinking, that if a preacher calls evil evil, it is politics. Funny you hardly complain about evil leftists wanting to stifle preachers. Your posts on this thread are revealing. Keep it up, for the sake of new posters here.
Franklin Graham, and his personal purse‚ĚóūüĎéūüíį
Warren Cole Smith wrote: .... ...Finally, a few executives have asterisks by their name. That means they received compensation that year from two or more organizations. In the case of Franklin Graham, only his Samaritan‚Äôs Purse compensation is listed. He also serves as president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and (for the reason cited above) we were not able to determine what compensation he receives from BGEA....
excerpt from, "MinistryWatch List: 50 Highly Paid Christian Ministry Executives"
Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote: .... MinistryWatch recently published a list of highly paid Christian ministry executives, but several pastors and nonprofit executives were excluded because many don‚Äôt file 990s. While these kinds of ministries range in purpose, they typically do not operate the same way most churches do, with at least one weekly worship service that is open to the public....
excerpt from, "Major evangelical nonprofits are trying a new strategy with the IRS that allows them to hide their salaries"
Jim Lincoln wrote: Franklin's mixing politics and religion will make any religious project of his a failure. I am pleased to see that the venue controllers support freedom of speech. excerpt from, "How Franklin Graham betrayed his father‚Äôs legacy" https://tinyurl.com/wkqhkfc
Jim, I really don't want to spend (aka waste time posting on SA) but hopefully this enhanced quote of General William Booth will be a blessing to someone
[QUOTE]The chief danger of the 20th century will be religion without the Holy Spirit, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration POLITICS WITHOUT GOD, and Heaven without Hell
[end of QUOTE][enhanced added for fans of Andy Stanley, those who want their ears tickled with religious fantasy]
Glad to see that you finally came out openly in favor of ‚Äúgay rights,‚ÄĚ Jim. If there was ever any doubt where you stood, you just removed it with your latest post. I have far more respect for you in your new persona as an authentic heathen than the former one of a fake Christian.
Actually, Jim, I was going to point out that it's not Franklin Graham being homophobic but the LGBT+ crowd being Graham- and Gospel-phobic.
You can pick on the man all you want, but he's done more for the cause of Christ than most can even imagine. And, yes, our religious convictions do influence our political stances. Or, in other words, yes, the Bible does establish what is right and what is wrong both in our personal lives and in our public/civic/political lives as well, not your crowd-sourced system of morality. Our system of governance is derived from the consent of the governed, but the system is not the same as the substance of how that happens.
And you can keep your false flag cries of "Dominionism," a fake concept spread by liberals to accuse those standing by a Biblical standard.
Franklin's mixing politics and religion will make any religious project of his a failure.
I am pleased to see that the venue controllers support freedom of speech.
Nancy Beck Young wrote: ..... Neither Billy Graham nor Goldwater had much patience for the vitriolic, religion-based politics of the Christian right. Graham believed it imperative for clergy to separate themselves from politics. In 1981, he wrote in Parade magazine: ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.‚ÄĚ
Goldwater, for his part, rejected the attacks on sexual identity that now pervade the 21st century Christian right. By the end of his life, Goldwater advocated for gay rights, remarking in 1994: ‚ÄúWhen you say ‚Äėradical right‚Äô today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party away from the Republican Party and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye....
excerpt from, "How Franklin Graham betrayed his father‚Äôs legacy"