Franklin Graham’s views on marriage cannot be characterised as ‘extremist’, says court

… Blackpool Borough Council and Blackpool Transport Services discriminated against Christians

… removed after a social media campaign by LGBT activists

… the removal of the ads over Graham’s religious views on marriage was a violation

… unjustified interference in the organisers’ freedom of expression

… “had a wholesale disregard” for the event’s right to freedom of expression

… giving preference to the rights and opinions of the LGBT community

… This ruling is a warning to local authorities who don’t like Christians because of their beliefs about marriage

… Blackpool banned them, then lit up the Tower in rainbow colours during the Festival to show their solidarity with LGBT activists and their opposition to Christians



          Approved Judgment F00MA124 – Judge Claire Evans