$26K Paid for Cancelling Church Event

“A Scottish charity, which had canceled bookings made by a local church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for its conference center, has apologized for violating the United Kingdom’s Equality Act as part of a legal settlement. The Robertson Trust has apologized to the BGEA and Stirling Free Church for the cancellation of 2019 bookings to use its conference center in Stirling, Scotland, for religious events and agreed to pay both entities a total of £20,000 (about $26,500) towards legal expenses. In a statement shared by the BGEA, Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, said the resolution of the case ‘sends a clear message’ that ‘religious freedom isn’t dead.’ The Trust’s Barracks Conference Center was among several venues in the U.K. that had canceled events scheduled to start last May by Franklin Graham, who heads the BGEA. They cited objections to his views on homosexuality due to pressure from LGBT groups.”

“Scottish Charity to Pay,” Christian Post, Dec. 12, 2021