MPs try to forbid an anti-gay preacher to enter the country

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MOBILE, AL - DECEMBER 17: Evangelist and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Franklin Graham takes the stage before president-elect Donald Trump during a thank you rally in Ladd-Peebles Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama. President-elect Trump has been visiting several states that he won, to thank people for their support during the U.S. election. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

An invitation to evangelical preacher Franklin Graham to speak at an event in Blackpool irritated the British MPs who believe that Graham’s anti-gay speeches would go beyond the anti-discriminatory laws of the UK. A petition against him being granted a visa has already collected over 6,500 signatures. Graham called gay people a moral disaster, enemies of Christianity, urged to throw them out of churches and said they all either were sexual predators or supervised them. “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,” Nina Parker, petition organiser and pastor at Liberty church in Blackpool, told the local media. Gordon Marsden, Labour MP for Blackpool South also supported the petition saying bat however hard Graham tried to excuse his hate with Christianity, Christian faith does not teaches the ideas he tries to promote.

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