The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has launched legal proceedings after a series of venues cancelled its bookings. BGEA is taking legal action against venues in Glasgow, Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle for breach of contract and/or discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. Billy Graham’s son Franklin was due to preach at eight venues across Britain this summer. All eight cancelled the gospel events because of opposition to his views on sexual ethics. Shortly after the cancellations, and before COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, Mr Graham told supporters: “We are going to preach this message in all the cities we planned to visit.”He also said: “We are dedicated to pursuing a legal resolution with the venues that were scheduled to host the Tour.” The evangelist stated that the meetings had been cancelled: “because we preach a message of God’s love, stand uncompromisingly on traditional Biblical beliefs about human sexuality, and share with all people that Jesus Christ is the only way they can be forgiven of sin and have a right relationship with God.”