Australian rugby star/known moron again tells everyone that Jesus says gay people are going to hell. Turns into a much bigger thread than anticipated.

Haggis

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So, Israel Falau is a (very good) rugby/rugby league player, and a known Bronze Age cretin.

He has a history of making anti-gay social media posts. He's been warned about this a few times, that sponsors don't like it, that it's not a good look etc. He keeps on doing it, because Jeebus.

"On Wednesday night Folau posted to his Instagram account that: "hell awaits drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators" — adding they should "repent".

As a result his future in rugby seemed to be over, with Rugby Australia confirming as much after talks later in the week. In a new interview, Folau said what becomes of his rugby career was now purely God's will.

"It's obviously a decision that's in the process right now but I believe in a God that's in control of all things," Folau told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"Whatever His will is, whether that's to continue playing or not, I'm more than happy to do what He wants me to do."

Folau said he would not mind one bit if his rugby career was done as long as he got to do The Lord's work.

"First and foremost, I live for God now. Whatever He wants me to do, I believe His plans for me are better than whatever I can think. If that's not to continue on playing, so be it.

"In saying that, obviously I love playing footy and if it goes down that path I'll definitely miss it. But my faith in Jesus Christ is what comes first."


Rugby Australia:

"NSW Rugby Union has stood down Israel Folau from all player duties with the NSW Waratahs until further notice." RA and NSW Rugby had on Thursday night said Castle had been unable to "directly contact" Folau to advise him of her intention to terminate his $4 million four- year contract.

Castle later took to Twitter to clarify that she'd been in "in constant contact" with Folau's manager Isaac Moses in the 24 hours since his latest social media attacks on homosexuals as well as "drunks, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters", who Folau said were all destined for hell.

"He (Moses) did reach Israel, however I was unable to speak with him," Castle tweeted.

"In the absence of compelling mitigating factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract." Beyond his fierce commitment to his faith, it remains a mystery as to what had motivated Folau to continue his social media outbursts after being warned last year to express his views in a "respectful" manner.










Thoughts?

I'm kind of torn. On one hand, fuck him and his stupid primitive fairy tales. On the other, his views are not illegal and he is entitled to think what he likes. On the third hand, he has gone out of his way several times to go on social media and peach about how God hates gay people. So it's not like he's getting sacked for a first offence. Don't know what stance to take on this one, to be honest. :conf

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Haggis

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TL : DR?

Thread title pretty much sums it up.

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He's perfectly entitled to think/believe that (as scummy and stupid and as hypocritical of him as it is), but Rugby Australia are equally entitled to sack him for breach of contract and for negatively affecting their public image.... also he did this before, was warned not to do it again, and did it anyway. So he's also a massive moron in addition to being a twat.

Shame, as he is a great player. That's him done really....the NRL have publicly said they don't want him back, and I don't expect any of the French clubs to sign him (Toulon owner has also savaged him in the media).
 
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Haggis

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He's a perfectly entitled to think/believe that (as scummy and stupid and as hypocritical of him as it is), but Rugby Australia are equally entitled to sack him for breach of contract and for negatively affecting their public image.... also he did this before, was warned not to do it again, and did it anyway. So he's also a massive moron in addition to being a twat.

Shame, as he is a great player. That's him done really....the NRL have publicly said they don't want him back, and I don't expect anyway of the French clubs to sign him (Toulon owner has also savaged him in the media).
I'm usually not one for SJW shaming, but I'm actually glad to see "freedom of religion" taking a back seat to "not being a backwards medieval cunt" for a change.

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I'm usually not one for SJW shaming, but I'm actually glad to see "freedom of religion" taking a back seat to "not being a backwards medieval cunt" for a change.

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You can spread your religion without being a massive cunt. Speaking from experience on this, not that I am religious, but the rugby club I support has had a lot of our players who were very religious, Andrew Trimble, Ruan Pienaar, Johann Muller etc. and tons of other Ulster players are/were very active in Christian communities here... you can spread your faith in a nice way (and being a high profile sports star is obviously a great platform to do it). He wasn't banned for being religious, he was banned for being explicitly and publicly homophobic, which he didn't need to do. It doesn't really come under freedom of religion.
 

Haggis

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You can spread your religion without being a massive cunt. Speaking from experience on this, not that I am religious, but the rugby club I support has had a lot of our players who were very religious, Andrew Trimble, Ruan Pienaar, Johann Muller etc. and tons of other Ulster players are/were very active in Christian communities here... you can spread your faith in a nice way (and being a high profile sports star is obviously a great platform to do it). He wasn't banned for being religious, he was banned for being explicitly and publicly homophobic, which he didn't need to do. It doesn't really come under freedom of religion.
Yep.

He's just being a cunt and hiding behind his fairy tales to justify it. Fuck him - no sympathy. Gay people are people too and hell doesn't exist - deal with it. :bart

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So, Israel Falau is a (very good) rugby/rugby league player, and a known Bronze Age cretin.

He has a history of making anti-gay social media posts. He's been warned about this a few times, that sponsors don't like it, that it's not a good look etc. He keeps on doing it, because Jeebus.

"On Wednesday night Folau posted to his Instagram account that: "hell awaits drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators" — adding they should "repent".

As a result his future in rugby seemed to be over, with Rugby Australia confirming as much after talks later in the week. In a new interview, Folau said what becomes of his rugby career was now purely God's will.

"It's obviously a decision that's in the process right now but I believe in a God that's in control of all things," Folau told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"Whatever His will is, whether that's to continue playing or not, I'm more than happy to do what He wants me to do."

Folau said he would not mind one bit if his rugby career was done as long as he got to do The Lord's work.

"First and foremost, I live for God now. Whatever He wants me to do, I believe His plans for me are better than whatever I can think. If that's not to continue on playing, so be it.

"In saying that, obviously I love playing footy and if it goes down that path I'll definitely miss it. But my faith in Jesus Christ is what comes first."


Rugby Australia:

"NSW Rugby Union has stood down Israel Folau from all player duties with the NSW Waratahs until further notice." RA and NSW Rugby had on Thursday night said Castle had been unable to "directly contact" Folau to advise him of her intention to terminate his $4 million four- year contract.

Castle later took to Twitter to clarify that she'd been in "in constant contact" with Folau's manager Isaac Moses in the 24 hours since his latest social media attacks on homosexuals as well as "drunks, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters", who Folau said were all destined for hell.

"He (Moses) did reach Israel, however I was unable to speak with him," Castle tweeted.

"In the absence of compelling mitigating factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract." Beyond his fierce commitment to his faith, it remains a mystery as to what had motivated Folau to continue his social media outbursts after being warned last year to express his views in a "respectful" manner.










Thoughts?

I'm kind of torn. On one hand, fuck him and his stupid primitive fairy tales. On the other, his views are not illegal and he is entitled to think what he likes. On the third hand, he has gone out of his way several times to go on social media and peach about how God hates gay people. So it's not like he's getting sacked for a first offence. Don't know what stance to take on this one, to be honest. :conf

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Thoughts? My thoughts are, 'why the focus on the gays?'. Did the adulterers and fornicators take equal offense? How about the thieves, liars, and idolators?
 

Haggis

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Thoughts? My thoughts are, 'why the focus on the gays?'. Did the adulterers and fornicators take equal offense? How about the thieves, liars, and idolators?
All of the others are conscious choice, and "idolators" is just plain ridiculous.

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Haggis

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… So someone can't have a sex addiction and need the company of multiple random females? A thief can't steal to support their starving family? People lie every day. You are being very judgmental.
Stevie, it's the 21st Century. Put the Iron Age scrolls away. Gay people are just people, and Israel going on social media to screech about sodomites and hell is just idiotic. Gay people are just people, and the Bible is FULL of stupid shit from a time when people (and therefore God) didn't know that a bat is not a type of bird. He can believe his old fairy tales all he wants - just don't repeatedly be a cunt about it in the media, as he has been warned several times before.

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steviebruno

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Stevie, it's the 21st Century. Put the Iron Age scrolls away. Gay people are just people, and Israel going on social media to screech about sodomites and hell is just idiotic. Gay people are just people, and the Bible is FULL of stupid shit from a time when people (and therefore God) didn't know that a bat is not a type of bird. He can believe his old fairy tales all he wants - just don't repeatedly be a cunt about it in the media, as he has been warned several times before.

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Again, you seem to be overly focused on the gays. Wonder why...
 

Haggis

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Again, you seem to be overly focused on the gays. Wonder why...
Are you insinuating that I'm gay?

And that if I were, then that would make me lesser?

Sorry Stevie, I'm not gay and I don't actually care about gay people. If I were gay, I would tell you because who cares?

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He's perfectly entitled to think/believe that (as scummy and stupid and as hypocritical of him as it is), but Rugby Australia are equally entitled to sack him for breach of contract and for negatively affecting their public image..

Agreed. I hope everyone else who agrees also agrees that Kaepernick was not a victim.

How is he a hypocrite?
 
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