Graham says UK events will go on as scheduled

Franklin Graham said he is seeking alternative venues for a United Kingdom tour this year after all eight venues reneged on plans to host the evangelist, saying his views on homosexuality are incompatible with the values of the British people.

The venues cancelled Graham’s scheduled appearances in June, which is Pride Month in the United Kingdom.

Graham said he does not preach against homosexuality but only calls it out as sin. He called the cancelled contracts an attack on religious freedom and freedom of speech.

Graham said he has the support of many church leaders in England.

According to Graham’s website, all training courses scheduled with the larger events will take place as originally planned. (RNS, TAB)