Conflict & Justice

American Evangelism Meets Gay Activism in Iceland

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American evangelical leader Franklin Graham. (Photo: Rachel James/Flickr)

The American evangelical leader Franklin Graham is set to headline a religious extravaganza in Iceland next month. The event is sold out, but it is possible that many seats will be empty.

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It seems some people in Iceland have taken issue with some of Graham's anti-gay comments he has made in the past. And they have gone on social media to urge others to reserve seats, but not show up.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Sigurdur Holm Gunnarsson, a board member of the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association to get more details.

Franklin Graham's office sent the following written statement to state their perspective on the issue.

[The festival is] open to everyone and is about the good news that unites us through Jesus. All are welcome.

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