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ACL says Folau will refund money not used in legal campaign

ACL says Folau will refund money not used in legal campaign

Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Martyn Iles has promised that money raised for rugby player Israel Folau’s legal action against Rugby Australia will not be used for any other purpose. In his regular YouTube video update Iles said Folau and the Australian Christian Lobby would be returning any unused funds to donors pro rata. “He’s […]

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ACL pauses campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised

ACL pauses campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised

The Australian Christian Lobby has hit the pause button on their fundraising campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised for the multi-millionaire rugby player. Folau is appealing to the public to help fund his legal action against Rugby Australia who terminated his employment contract in relation to a series of social media posts […]

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Folau fundraiser relaunched at the Australian Christian Lobby

Folau fundraiser relaunched at the Australian Christian Lobby

Rugby player Israel Folau’s fundraiser has been re-launched under the auspices of the Australian Christian Lobby. Just hours after GoFundMe pulled down Folau’s fundraiser saying it breached their terms of service, the scheme has reappeared on the Australian Christian Lobby’s website. Managing Director Martyn Iles said his organisation would be donating $100,000 to the rugby […]

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GoFundMe delete Israel Folau’s fundraising campaign

GoFundMe delete Israel Folau’s fundraising campaign

GoFundMe have removed Israel Folau’s fundraising campaign from their platform saying it violated their terms of service. The fundraising campaign had raised over $700,000 to fund the legal challenge against Folau’s employment termination from Rugby Australia. Folau had been seeking $3 million dollars from the public. The company said it discovered Folau’s campaign violated it […]

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Israel Folau speaks out against LGBTI+ people in Sunday sermon

Israel Folau speaks out against LGBTI+ people in Sunday sermon

Former rugby union star Israel Folau has reportedly again spoken out against the LGBTI+ community while delivering a sermon at a Sydney church. Speaking at The Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Kenthurst, Folau calls homosexuality a sin, and says the devil is the cause of transgender and gender diverse children in schools. “This is […]

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Israel Folau doesn’t lodge appeal against Rugby Australia finding

Israel Folau doesn’t lodge appeal against Rugby Australia finding

Rugby player Israel Folau has decided not to lodge an appeal against the termination of his $4million contract. The player had 72 hours to lodge a formal appeal against the sport’s governing body’s decision to end his contract. A review panel found that Folau had breached the player’s Code of Conduct when he posted a […]

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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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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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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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Israel Folau outlines his beliefs, responds to criticism in new column

Israel Folau outlines his beliefs, responds to criticism in new column

Aussie Rugby star Israel Folau has published an article in response to backlash to his recent social media comments, where he said gay people would go to “hell” if they didn’t repent for their sins. In an essay for Players Voice, the Wallaby begins by stating that he believes others lives are not his to judge. […]

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