There is no longer any doubt that the most vicious, intolerant groups are homosexual lobby groups. In January 2020, several of these groups in the U.K. led by the group “All-Out”, prevented Franklin Graham, son of the renowned evangelist Billy Graham, from speaking at eight different venues. Mr. Franklin has been attacked and vilified by these extreme homosexual activists, who describe his views as “discriminatory” and “repulsive”. These activists forced the cancellation of Mr. Graham’s bookings in eight major U.K cities: London, Glasgow, Liverpool, New Castle, Cardiff, Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Sheffield. The intolerance of this horde, by way of this mob mentality, puts to rest any possibility of having tolerance for any voice with which it disagrees. The claim of the LGBT lobby that it is an “inclusive” social movement is certainly undermined by this obnoxious, hateful behaviour. This is not the first time that such groups have attempted to silence the voice of others who have different views than they. In the past, they have targeted the International Organization of Families (IOF) and the World Conference of Families, attempting to shut down their conferences.
These homosexual bullies wish to silence Mr. Graham because he speaks in support of the traditional marriage of a man and woman, and supports teachings from the Bible.
They are testing the waters. If Franklin Graham can be silenced, it will be easier to silence others who have less prominence in society.
In carrying out these disgraceful acts, the lobby has been aided by the failing U.K. Labour Party, which lost 59 seats in the U.K. election. The Labour Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, demonstrably anti-Semitic in their views, are affiliated with the original protest petition against Mr. Graham’s presence in the U.K.
The homosexual activists (and the Labour Party) have no regard for the right to free speech or religious expression. Indeed, they are replacing these with their own rules governing what is acceptable to say, and they brook no dissent. This is totalitarianism. These actions indicate that we have reached a grave juncture in civic society and political discourse, when freedom of speech, opinion and religion are no longer supported.
Franklin Graham has responded to the LGBT lobby’s behaviour by stating, “It is said by some that I am coming to the U.K. to bring hateful speech to your community. This is just not true. I am coming to share the Gospel, which is the Good News that God loves the people of the U.K., and that Jesus Christ came to this earth to save us from our sins…I’m not coming to the U.K. to speak against anybody, I’m coming to speak for everybody. The Gospel is inclusive. I’m not coming out of hate, I’m coming out of love.”