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LGBT+ groups demand homophobic hate preacher is banned from Sheffield

People are not happy

LGBT+ groups have demanded that a controversial Christian preacher who has called the LGBT+ community a "moral 9/11" be banned from speaking in Sheffield.

Franklin Graham is set to speak in June at the city's FlyDSA Arena, home to Sheffield varsity ice hockey, as part of his many ‘’Christian revival tours’’, sparking uproar among campaigners.

The American pastor, son of the late preacher Billy Graham, has branded gay marriage a "sin" and is known for his shameless homophobia.

But 22 LGBT+ campaigners in Sheffield moved to stop the speech from going ahead today, penning an open letter to Sheffield City Trust claiming that his views "far exceed freedom of speech".