THE Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow is reviewing an upcoming event by controversial preacher Franklin Graham after calls for it to be scrapped.

The Finnieston-based conference space is due to host The Graham Tour starring the American evangelist on May 30.

But an online petition has been created asking for the venue to cancel the event.

Glasgow Green MSP Patrick Harvie has also called for the SEC to follow the lead of the ACC Liverpool who cancelled his scheduled tour date there.

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Mr Graham, the son of the late Billy Graham, has previously described gay marriage as 'a sin' and has repeatedly attacked Islam.

He has also said America "should stop all immigration of Muslims to the US until this threat with Islam has been settled."

This week, after cancelling the event the ACC Liverpool conference arena said it had been made aware of “a number of statements which we consider to be incompatible with our values."

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The petition started by Church of Scotland minister the Rev Bryan Kerr has attracted over 100 signatures so far.

The petition states: "We call on the SEC to follow the decision of the Liverpool ACC Arena and recognise that the views of Franklin Graham have the real potential alienating a large number of the population of the area they serve.

"If they are unwilling to take the decision on moral and ethical grounds then they ought to consider carefully the impact alienating the LGBTQI+ communities in Scotland, as well as faith and religious groups, will have on their business.

"Franklin Graham does not represent mainstream Christianity and his visit to Glasgow will undermine much of the good work carried out by churches in our nation. We ask those who are able to influence this decision to make a stand for what is right."

MSP Patrick Harvie said: “Franklin Graham uses these tours to spread homophobia, transphobia and hate speech about immigrants.

"To host him anywhere is to give a platform to hatred, but for Glasgow’s biggest publicly owned venue to do so is an offence against the values that make this city so great.

“After pressure from local LGBT groups, the venue in Liverpool cancelled the gig, saying Graham’s views were ‘incompatible with our values’. There is nothing to review here, it’s time the SEC showed that level of leadership and told Graham that hate speech is not welcome here.”

When approached by the Glasgow Times, Mr Graham said that accusations made by some of the LGBT community were "lies".

He added: "I have never encouraged violence or hatred.

"So it's disappointing that a group can have an event, sponsored by many churches and supported by Christians, cancelled."

Addressing comments made about gay marriage, he said: "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.

"It's fine if they do it differently in Scotland, but I have my own beliefs that are different.

"I'm not coming to speak against Muslims or gays, we welcome everyone.

"I'm not coming to lecture Scotland or the UK or anyone else, it's not my place. I'm teaching people on how to have faith with God."

He added: "I hope the venue will see that [supporters of the event] have a right and that their rights should be respected too.

"If the event goes on, I would invite the LGBT community to come along, they are more than welcome."

A spokeswoman for the SEC said the booking is ‘under review’.