Evangelist Franklin Graham Falsely Claims UK Citizens Are Offended By ‘Hope’ When They’re Really Offended By Him
Evangelist Franklin Graham falsely claimed on July 13 that UK citizens are offended by hope, when in reality they are offended by him, his anti-LGBT statements and his bus advertisements.
Graham, who recently praised two arsonists, took out some bus ads to promote his upcoming evangelistic festival in Blackpool, England.
Jane Cole, Managing Director at Blackpool Transport, told Premiere that the ads were removed because of numerous complains:
The removal of these adverts is as a result of us listening and acting on customer and public feedback which we aim to do at all times.
Blackpool Transport is a proud ongoing supporter of the Pride and LGBT+ communities and in no way did we intend to cause any distress or upset.
Graham, who has a long history of bashing LGBT people, falsely claimed on Facebook that people in the UK found “hope” offensive:
I’m sorry that some see hope as offensive, but I can assure you that tens of thousands of people in Blackpool and across the United Kingdom are searching for hope. Sex, drugs, money, even religion—none of these are the answer.
I’m coming to share with everyone in Blackpool, Lancashire, and across North West England that there is One who can give you hope. Hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity. His name is Jesus Christ! Will you pray with me for this event in September and for God to work in a mighty way to transform hearts and lives across this region?