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Blackpool Transport removed promotions for the event, after social media pressure from LGBT groups. “I am not coming to preach hate, I’m here to preach about Jesus”, Graham said.
The festival in Falkirk was organised in partnership with about 200 churches.
More than 1,900 people “made a decision for Christ” in the event organised by Portuguese evangelical churches and evangelist Franklin Graham.
The 8th Evangelical Congress was held, a Festival of Hope celebrated Jesus in the centre of Madrid. A commemorative service gathered 8,000. “Spanish society benefits from the action of evangelical churches”, says Justice Minister.
The event gathered more than 25,000 people over two days. In a festive atmosphere, the gospel was preached, and more than 1,700 people made a decision for Christ.
“Politicians are not going to be able to answer the questions that the world is facing today”, Graham told Evangelical Focus. The evangelist introduced Festival of Hope in Spain and talked about secularised European societies.
Franklin Graham talks to Evangelical Focus about the upcoming Festival of Hope in Barcelona, the impact of the gospel in secularized Europe and Barack Obama´s migration reform.