Update as of February 27: The Scottish Event Campus Limited and Glasgow City Council notified the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) that they intend to resist BGEA’s request for judicial relief, and have been advised that they will have another seven days to file a substantive answer. BGEA will continue trying to work toward a resolution that will allow the Tour to be held at the Hydro as planned.
Scottish Event Campus required to file an answer for the unlawful cancellation of contract within 7 days.
Glasgow, Feb. 20, 2020—A Scottish court has recognized the importance and the urgency of resolving a dispute relating to the Scottish Event Campus’s cancellation of its contract with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association by ordering expedited treatment of the case. The SEC must tell the court within seven days why it cancelled its legally-binding contract with the BGEA.
“I want to encourage the Scottish Event Campus to meet with us and discuss options for a way forward. Let’s work toward a resolution,” said Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “This is ultimately about whether the Scottish Event Campus will discriminate against the religious beliefs of Christians. More than 330 churches in the Glasgow area alone support this evangelistic outreach and their voices are being silenced. This case has wide-reaching ramifications for religious freedom and democracy in the UK and Europe.”
As the BGEA awaits a response from the SEC, support from local churches is continuing to grow. Throughout the UK, more than 2,000 churches of various denominations are now collaborating with this historic evangelistic effort.
For more information about the eight-city Graham Tour UK, visit GrahamTour.org.uk.
Franklin Graham’s first evangelistic event was in 1989, and since then he has held 190 evangelistic festivals in 52 countries. In addition to serving as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin Graham also leads the international Christian relief and evangelism organisation Samaritan’s Purse, which helps meet the needs of refugees, victims of war and natural disasters, the sick, the poor, and the suffering in more than 100 countries around the world.
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