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Australian Christian Lobby’s silence on Israel Folau

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In a new contract signed with Catalans Dragons on Tuesday, Australian footballer Israel Folau agreed not to make further comments of the type he previously defended so strenuously. Folau signed a 12 month contract with the French team, 10 years after last playing rugby. Folau later released a statement acknowledging the implications of his new …

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In his latest sermon, streamed live on Facebook, Armageddon Izzy, Israel Folau, told a small congregation at his father’s church, “we are certainly living in the last days.” During the sermon, Israel Folau frequently wiped away tears with a tissue. The latest sermon follows one last year in which the former footballer called the bushfires …

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In today’s Sydney Morning Herald, former preacher Andre Afamasaga outs himself in support of those hurt by the ongoing Folau saga. Andre speaks of the “LGBTIQ+ people from Pacific Island and Christian communities” as  “unseen casualties” of the controversy. He says, “This saga reveals a homophobia deeply rooted in religious beliefs and cultural values.” Further, …

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The NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) has accepted a vilification complaint from LGBTIQ rights activist Garry Burns against Israel Folau. Burns wrote to the board earlier this month to complain about the former rugby star’s April Instagram post warning hell awaits homosexuals. Burns also took aim at Folau’s comments in a video sermon linking the bushfires …

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Rugby Australia have reached a settlement with Israel Folau following the legal dispute after his sacking. The former Wallabies star sued Rugby Australia for $14 million after having his contract terminated over his anti-gay social media posts in May. After a 12-hour mediation hearing in Melbourne on Monday, the two parties reached a settlement with …

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LGBTIQ rights campaigner Garry Burns has accused Israel Folau of “homosexual vilification” in a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. Burns wrote to the board’s president on Sunday to complain about Folau’s infamous Instagram post in which he warned “hell awaits” homosexuals. The longtime activist also argued Folau’s sermon linking the bushfire crisis and …

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Israel Folau has upped his compensation claim against Rugby Australia, with the sacked NRL star now demanding $14 million in damages. He claims in new court documents he could have captained the Wallabies rugby team and is now demanding $14m, up from his earlier claim of $10m. Folau said the termination of his contract lost …

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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 …

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Bob Katter has claimed the backlash against Israel Folau for linking the deadly bushfires to same-sex marriage amounts to “intense Christian persecution”. In a lengthy statement on Monday, the outspoken Queensland MP admitted he “disagrees with Folau on some elements of theology and fundamentalism” without elaborating. “But the intense persecution that he has been suffering …

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Israel Folau has been slammed for linking the deadly bushfire crisis to the legalisation of same-sex marriage and abortion in a new sermon at his church. The sacked Wallabies player told his controversial Truth of Jesus Christ Church on Sunday the bushfires that have claimed six lives and destroyed hundreds homes are God’s punishment for …

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