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Sacked – Rugby Australia tears up Israel Folau’s $4million contract

Sacked – Rugby Australia tears up Israel Folau’s $4million contract

Rugby Australia have sacked Israel Folau, tearing up his $4million contract and ending his Australian rugby career. The organisation had threatened to sack the devout Christian player over his social media posts where he expressed the view that homosexual, fornicators, atheists, thieves, idolaters and others would be sent to hell. The player’s conduct was reviewed […]

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Scott Morrison says he does not believe gay people will go to hell

Scott Morrison says he does not believe gay people will go to hell

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has clarified that he does not personally believe that gay people go to hell. During a campaign stop in Perth yesterday the Prime Minister said he was now supportive of marriage equality because it is the law of the land, but would not be drawn on whether he personally believes gay […]

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ASICS drop Israel Folau sponsorship after Rugby Australia breach

ASICS drop Israel Folau sponsorship after Rugby Australia breach

Rugby player Israel Folau has lost a major sponsor in the fallout from his recent social media post which declared that ‘hell awaits homosexuals’. Sportswear giant ASICS, who also sponsor Australia’s national team The Wallabies, posted their decision to social media yesterday. “ASICS is dedicated to sport and its healthy contribution to society,” the brand […]

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Rugby Australia rules Israel Folau’s social media post broke contract

Rugby Australia rules Israel Folau’s social media post broke contract

Rugby Australia has determined that Israel Folau broke the rules of his employment contract when he posted his Christian beliefs to social media. The three person review panel took just hours to announce their decision after three days of hearings over the matter. The panel said Folau was guilty of a ‘high level breach’ of […]

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Ian Roberts says Israel Folau must realise his posts have consequences

Ian Roberts says Israel Folau must realise his posts have consequences

Former rugby star Ian Roberts says embattled rugby player Israel Folau has to realise that his posts have consequences. Roberts is the only Australian rugby player to come out as gay during their playing career, his 1995 announcement made him the first elite rugby player in the world to confirm that they were gay. Folau […]

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Margaret Court says Israel Folau is being persecuted for his beliefs

Margaret Court says Israel Folau is being persecuted for his beliefs

Western Australian religious leader Reverend Margaret Court says Rugby player Israel Folau is being persecuted for his Christian beliefs. Rugby Australia have indicated their intention to terminate the rugby players contract after he posted to social media a list of people he believed would go to hell. On the list were homosexuals, adulterers, atheists, fornicators […]

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Rugby player Israel Folau dives into new social media controversy

Rugby player Israel Folau dives into new social media controversy

Rugby player Israel Folau is facing a new wave of criticism after he posted a message to his Instagram page declaring that homosexual people are heading to hell unless they repent, and embrace Christianity. On his Twitter account the player posted a message a screenshot of a news story about the passage of laws in […]

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Land Rover take back car given to Israel Folau

Land Rover take back car given to Israel Folau

Land Rover have taken back a car supplied to rugby player Israel Folau as part of a sponsorship deal. The car manufacturer sponsors Rugby Australia and has part of the deal provides cars to players, but they took back the car given to Israel Folau in the wake of his controversial comments about homosexuality. In […]

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Israel Folau: “I stand firm in what I believe in”

Israel Folau: “I stand firm in what I believe in”

Australian rugby star Israel Folau has publicly reaffirmed that he stands by his statement that gay people are destined for “Hell” last month. The Wallabies player sparked criticism when he posted on Instagram that gay people will go to hell unless they repent for their sins, and responded to the controversy with a lengthy article […]

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Treasurer Scott Morrison applauds Israel Folau’s “strong character”

Treasurer Scott Morrison applauds Israel Folau’s “strong character”

Treasurer Scott Morrison has applauded rugby player Israel Folau’s stance against gay people saying it showed “strong character”. Folau has dominated news headlines for the last fortnight after he posted a message on social media saying God would send gay people to hell unless they repent for their sins. The comments upset Rugby’s major sponsor […]

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