A Scottish court has told Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) it must file an answer by Thursday as to why it canceled its legal contract with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).
The Glasgow Times reports the BGEA asked the Glasgow Sheriff Court to grant an interim order requiring the company to host the May 30 event. As CBN News reported last month, the company dropped Graham’s booking at the order of its principal shareholder, the Glasgow City Council.
“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,” Graham, president, and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association told CBN News in a statement. “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.”
In addition to Glasgow, the UK cities of Sheffield and Liverpool have also canceled their contracts with Graham. The BGEA told CBN News a Liverpool outreach will still take place at a different venue that’s still to be determined.