Franklin Graham Wins Settlement In UK Ad Battle

The Christian Post reports:

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has been awarded a financial settlement and received a public apology from a British council that censored the Christian group’s ads. Along with issuing an apology last week for pulling the ads because they opposed the evangelical group’s conservative views on LGBT issues, the Blackpool Council in Lancashire also agreed to pay damages of over $150,200 (£109,000).

Councillor Lynn Williams, head of the Blackpool Council, explained in the apology that the council accepts “that the advertisements were not in themselves offensive.” “This is an important moment for religious freedom in the U.K.,” said BGEA President the Rev. Franklin Graham in a statement released Friday. “We’re grateful to God for the final outcome of this case, and for what it will mean for churches and Christians across the U.K. in the years ahead.”

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