ACC Liverpool has reviewed and cancelled the planned Franklin Graham event booked with them for June 2020.
We are pleased to say that ACC Liverpool have reviewed the planned Franklin Graham event that was due to be held in the city following input from the community.
Franklin Graham is well known for their outspoken views about the LGBT+ community, including promoting hate of LGBT+ people as more important than education and openly supporting conversion therapy and the vicious attacks on our community in Russia amongst many other poisonous views.
Several organisations and groups, including LCR Pride Foundation, wrote to ACC Liverpool and other city stakeholders to review the event and following this the group issued the below statement:
“The Graham Tour UK event which was originally planned to take place at ACC Liverpool in June 2020 will no longer be going ahead.
Over the past few days we have been made aware of a number of statements which we consider to be incompatible with our values .
In light of this we can no longer reconcile the balance between freedom of speech and the divisive impact this event is having in our city. We have informed the organisers of the event that the booking will no longer be fulfilled.
We are proud to represent all communities and will continue to move forward with our aim as a business to drive profile, major events and economic impact for Liverpool City Region”