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Go, Iceland!

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Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
In short it's like this:



Here's a bit of a longer story:

Disgusted that anti-gay Christian evangelist Franklin Graham is holding a festival in Reykjavík next month, Icelanders are trolling Graham by reserving tickets for the event they never intend to use, in the hopes that Graham will appear before an empty arena.

IBT reports that shortly after tickets became available on Wednesday, August 7, users on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit began spreading the word that protesters were reserving seats to the event but not planning to show up. The goal, protesters say, is to leave the controversial Graham with an empty venue when he appears at Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll arena next month.

Iceland Review reports U.S. evangelist and missionary Franklin Graham will be the main speaker at the Festival of Hope in Reykjavík Sept. 28 and 29. Graham’s planned appearance has been met with controversy because he has openly preached against same-sex marriage.

Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, is an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage and supported an amendment to ban it in his home state of North Carolina. When President Obama came out in support of gay marriage in May 2012, Graham released a statement calling it a “sad day for America.”

According to the Icelandic ticketing website Midi.is, the event is already sold out (tickets are/were free) and all available tickets have already been reserved.

Gay marriage has been legal in Iceland since 2010.

This kinda makes me wanna applaud to Iceland.
What about you? What do you think?

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