More than 15,000 people have signed a petition defending Franklin Graham’s tour of the UK this summer.
Christian Today reports, the petition was launched on CitizenGo by Voice for Justice UK, a Christian campaign group that shares Mr Graham’s traditional view of marriage and sexuality.
It follows the cancellation of his evangelistic events by all seven of the venues that had been booked for the tour.
The venues pulled out after coming under pressure from LGBT+ campaigners.
Accusing protesters of waging a “campaign of vilification”, the petition asks the UK Government to investigate Mr Graham’s “bullying opponents for hate crimes”.
It adds that religion and belief form one of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
Mr Graham has said his tour will go ahead despite the cancellations and that he is considering legal action.
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