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    Arrow Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    APF article carried by a.n. Other online site

    SYDNEY (AFP) - Sacked Wallabies rugby star Israel Folau Monday (Nov 18) sparked outrage by suggesting destructive bushfires and drought ravaging Australia were "God's judgement" for the legalisation of same-sex marriage and abortion.

    The devout Christian, who is pursuing legal action against Rugby Australia after being fired in May for posting on Instagram that "hell awaits" gay people and others he considers sinners, made his latest outburst in a Sydney church sermon on Sunday.

    So how does that work? Some innocent folk lost their homes and their lives in a bushfire, genius-boy sees something more than a coincidence. I couldn’t give a fig what nonsense he spouts at the pulpit on Sundays before likeminded people. However he should not be allowed publish his hateful “sermon” online. Zero respect for others. Is he speaking ill of the dead? Or just talking out his arse?

    "They were appalling comments and he is a free citizen, he can say whatever he likes. But that doesn't mean he can't have regard to the grievous offence this would have caused to people whose homes have been burnt down," said the prime minister.

    Even one of his most staunch allies, former Wallabies coach and conservative radio host Alan Jones, was unimpressed. "Israel is a lovely human being, I know him well. But, Israel, button up," Jones said on his 2GB radio programme. "These comments don't help."


    One sad individual!
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    Default Re: Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    https://7news.com.au/politics/domest...tners-c-555985

    the loonies are out in force at the moment
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Default Re: Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    https://7news.com.au/politics/domest...tners-c-555985

    the loonies are out in force at the moment
    She has something in common with Folau.... they are both certifiable nutcases.
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    Default Re: Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by L'irlandais View Post
    APF article carried by a.n. Other online site

    SYDNEY (AFP) - Sacked Wallabies rugby star Israel Folau Monday (Nov 18) sparked outrage by suggesting destructive bushfires and drought ravaging Australia were "God's judgement" for the legalisation of same-sex marriage and abortion.

    The devout Christian, who is pursuing legal action against Rugby Australia after being fired in May for posting on Instagram that "hell awaits" gay people and others he considers sinners, made his latest outburst in a Sydney church sermon on Sunday.

    So how does that work? Some innocent folk lost their homes and their lives in a bushfire, genius-boy sees something more than a coincidence. I couldn’t give a fig what nonsense he spouts at the pulpit on Sundays before likeminded people. However he should not be allowed publish his hateful “sermon” online. Zero respect for others. Is he speaking ill of the dead? Or just talking out his arse?
    Whilst I find his views totally abhorrent, I also believe in freedom of speech and a free press. We should not restrict his ability to post his 'sermon' online, we can choose to ignore it when it is posted and not give it any publicity.

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    Default Re: Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    Rugby player suggests climate change causes flood.. no one notice
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/scien...nment-49741856

    Rugby player suggests God causes fires ..
    Lots of discussion on rugbyrefs !

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    Default Re: Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by L'irlandais View Post
    However he should not be allowed publish his hateful “sermon” online.
    First of all, who gets to determine and decide what is hateful?

    Secondly, you should want it published online, on billboards, and periodicals. This will cause discussion. A fool or a genius will be exposed, but it will occur through individual thought and not by anyone (an absolute) else's decision.

    Which method be more effective? Censorship or discussion.

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    Default Re: Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Rugby player suggests God causes fires ..
    Lots of discussion on rugbyrefs !
    thx, discussion is symptom of free speech

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    Default Re: Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kurt Weaver View Post
    Which method be more effective? Censorship or discussion.
    That is a false dichotomy. The law proscribes certain talk such as defamation, racism etc.

    (Apart from the fact that Folau is not discussing - he is pontificating.)
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    Default Re: Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    Agreed, Folau doesn’t wish to discuss beliefs with anybody, he wants to tell us all what we should believe. That not conducive to freedom of speech; Folau stands for the most vicious form of censorship, controlling not only our freedom to thinking differently than he does, but also he intends to control even the intimacy of people’s sex lifes. Get to hell Israel Folau, it is overflowing with bigots like him. Especially hypocritical given the loose morals he displayed for years before his marriage. And given that people don’t change, he will return to loose living and alcohol after his divorce. Only a matter of time, he can eat his own words.
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    Default Re: Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by L'irlandais View Post
    Especially hypocritical given the loose morals he displayed for years before his marriage. And given that people don’t change,
    St Augustine? Rare, I accept, but let's not pre-judge..
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