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Franklin Graham's Sheffield visit axed after calls by LGBT+ groups

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-51299748


A forthcoming appearance by a US evangelist in Sheffield has been cancelled after calls by LGBT+ leaders said he promoted homophobic views.


Franklin Graham, the son of preacher Billy Graham, has said he believes gay marriage is a sin.


He was due to speak at Sheffield Arena on 6 June but the venue operator said it did "not endorse" his views.


Mr Graham denied he was preaching hatred or inciting violence and said: "My speech doesn't hurt anybody."