Local officials in England and a transportation firm discriminated against evangelist Franklin Graham by removing ads promoting one of his events from buses, a court has ruled.

Graham’s evangelistic group sponsored the event in Blackpool, a seaside resort, in the summer of 2018. Ads promoting the rally ran on buses but were removed after LGBTQ rights groups protested.

Manchester County Court Judge Claire Evans said the decision by the Blackpool Borough Council to remove the ads “discriminated on the ground of religion” and showed “wholesale disregard for the right to freedom of expression,” reported Religion News Service.

Graham, son of the late evangelist Billy Graham, is known for his anti-LGBTQ views.

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