Hate Preacher Film coming Soon to our City!
“Unlike his father, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham engages in outspoken bigotry targeting refugees, Muslims and LGBT people,” https://tinyurl.com/y5bm57n8
A Church in Peterborough is planning on showing Franklin Graham’s latest homophobic film – Flying Blind.
It intersperses 4 peoples testimonies of their sin with a film of a plane crash where the pilot ignored the ‘master warning light’. A lesbian shares how sinful her life was and how guilty she felt. She repents of her sinful homosexual identity and lifestyle – becomes straight and marries a man. The testimony is interspersed with scenes of burning wreckage evoking thoughts of narrowly escaping hell fire and Graham talking of how homosexuality is unholy, impure and that God is warning that we are being selfish and need to stop being homosexual.
Make your own mind up – Film can be seen here: https://tinyurl.com/yybhbxva
We believe that this film is incredibly damaging to our young people and promotes the idea that being gay is a sin (your existance is wrong not your actions). This leads to mental health problems and suicidal ideation. https://tinyurl.com/y22luckq
The film also promotes the idea that it is possible to ‘pray the gay away’ (conversion therapy). Conversion therapy refers to any form of treatment or psychotherapy which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or to suppress a person’s gender identity. It is based on an assumption that being lesbian, gay, bi or trans is a mental illness that can be ‘cured’. These therapies are both unethical and harmful.
In the UK, all major counselling and psychotherapy bodies, as well as the NHS, have concluded that conversion therapy is dangerous and have condemned it.
The Church of England has also condemned the practice as unethical, potentially harmful and having “no place in the modern world”.
“LGBTI+ orientation and identity is not a sickness. And LGBTI+ orientation and identity is not a sin. https://tinyurl.com/y45cl3b
The government’s LGBT Action plan from July 2018 states, ‘We will bring forward proposals to end the practice of conversion therapy in the UK. These activities are wrong, and we are not willing to let them continue. Led by the Government Equalities Office, we will fully consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting conversion therapy. Our intent is protect people who are vulnerable to harm or violence, whether that occurs in a medical, commercial or faith-based context.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Write to your MP and local councillors expressing your discontentment.https://www.writetothem.com
Write to the Minister for Equalities- Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
Minister for Women and Equalities, Government Equalities Office, Sanctuary Buildings, 16-20 Great Smith Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1P 3BT Email: GEO.Correspondence@geo.gov.uk
Email Peterborough’s Hate Crime Officer,Emma.Elmett@crosskeyshomes.co.uk
Come and join us outside the venue in your best rainbow attire and anti-hate posters and banners. We will PEACEFULLY stand outside to let people who attend know that this is not acceptable. Meet there from 6:00pm – an hour before the event.
Advert for Film Event
Saturday 6th April 2019, 7.00pm
Peterborough International Christian Centre,
441 Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2PE