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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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Rugby boss says Folau could have put a “positive spin” on his message

Rugby boss says Folau could have put a “positive spin” on his message

Sportsman Israel Folau met with Rugby bosses yesterday to discuss the recent furor over his social media post that proclaimed gay people will go to “hell” unless they “repent” for their sins. Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle and Andrew Hore, the CEO of Folau’s team the New South Wales Waratahs, met with the player […]

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