Israel Folau has unknowingly donated to an LGBTIQ youth charity thanks to an Auckland restaurant.
Vegan restaurant Gorilla Kitchen wrote on their Facebook page that Folau and his wife Maria dined with them earlier this month.
After Folau’s new anti-gay sermon last week, the restaurant said they had decided to donate the couple’s payment to a New Zealand LGBTIQ charity.
“We are proud to say that Israel Folau and his wife Maria Folau have inadvertently shown their support to Rainbow Youth,” they wrote.
“We don’t turn anyone away at Gorilla Kitchen, because we love everyone, not just animals. So when Israel and Maria came in again a couple of weeks ago we happily served them, hydrated them and fed them.
“What they didn’t realise was their money spent at Gorilla Kitchen was going to be donated to Rainbow Youth.
“[It’s] an organisation that embraces diversity and offers support for our young and vulnerable rainbow community.
“Glad to see they are not #notashamed for supporting such a great cause.”
Israel Folau under fire for new anti-gay sermon
Last weekend, Israel Folau claimed the Australian bushfires is God’s punishment for same-sex marriage and abortion.
“They have changed that law and legalised same-sex marriage and now those things are okay in society, going against the laws of what God says,” he told his Sydney church.
“You have changed the law and changed the ordinance of these things. Look how rapid these bushfires, these droughts, all these things have come in a short period of time.
“God is speaking to you guys, Australia. You need to repent and you need to take these laws and turn it back to what is right by God.”
Even staunch supporter Alan Jones and Prime Minister Scott Morrison criticised Folau for the “appallingly insensitive” comments.
However Queensland MP Bob Katter defended Folau, comparing him to disgraced Cardinal George Pell in a jaw-dropping statement.
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