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    God Punishes Australia

    Israel Folau criticised for 'appalling' Australia bushfire remarks

    • 18 November 2019 (BBC)





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    Folau was sacked by Rugby Australia earlier this year for his comments on gay peopleRugby player Israel Folau has drawn anger for linking Australia's bushfire crisis to the nation's same-sex marriage and abortion laws.

    Folau, who was sacked by Australia in May for making anti-gay remarks on social media, described the fires as a "little taste of God's judgement".

    Six people have died since last month in blazes raging in eastern Australia.
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison condemned Folau's remarks as "appallingly insensitive".

    "He is a free citizen, he can say whatever he likes but that doesn't mean he can't have regard to the grievance [and] offence this would have caused to the people whose homes have burnt down," Mr Morrison told reporters on MondayFolau, who is Christian, gave a sermon in his Sydney church on Sunday in which he said Australia's decision to pass abortion and same-sex marriage laws had gone against "God's word", adding the nation needed to "repent".
    "Look how rapid, these bushfires, these droughts, all these things have come, in a short period of time. You think it's a coincidence or not?," he said.

    His comments sparked outrage from many Australians online, who noted the widespread devastation of the fires.


    Warren Smith's home was destroyed in recent bushfires in Australia.

    He was also criticised by high-profile local figures who had previously supported him.
    "Israel, button up," said broadcaster Alan Jones on his radio show on Monday. "These comments don't help."

    • Rugby Australia (RA) sacked the former Wallabies player in May after he said on social media that "hell awaits" gay people.


    The 30-year-old fullback has been widely condemned for those comments and others targeting transgender people, but he has also received vocal support from Christian groups.
    Folau is suing RA over his dismissal, claiming his contract was unlawfully terminated due to his religious beliefs.

    Rugby Australia has stood by its decision to sack Folau, saying he breached a players' code of conduct. He was previously one of the nation's highest-paid athletes.
    Last edited by harrymsmarkle; 11-20-2019 at 05:52 AM.

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    Just cannot understand homosexuals are a disgrace to the common good can you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tinkles View Post
    Just cannot understand homosexuals are a disgrace to the common good can you!
    Mr. Fulau, Tink with a message of Christian love and support on line one

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    What a joke. It's a joke, only because the Western nanny police states claim to be free.

    Reality is, you can lose everything, for opposing the cultural orientation of the government. No different than opposing a segment of Communist govt policy in the USSR

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    The fires are a direct result of Australia selling coal to the Chinese.
    I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamphun View Post
    The fires are a direct result of Australia selling coal to the Chinese.
    I don't understand: are you suggesting god had nothing to do with the fires? You're risking a bolt out of the blue, you know

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    just because he can play Rugby does not make him a spokesperson of any note .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    just because he can play Rugby does not make him a spokesperson of any note .
    Of course not: fervent Christians are always looking for someone to hate.

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