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Magda Szubanski Israel Folau

Israel Folau (he who we avoided naming for days now) made headlines for who knows how many days running today.  However, today’s headlines come in response to his defence of  prominent gay rights activist Magda Szubanski.  The former footballer came to her defence in response to a plea from Julia Baird on Twitter. After Julia’s …

israel and acl 1972

A 1972 Letter to the Editor of The Canberra Times reads like Israel and the ACL wrote it yesterday. Despite all the progress in the world on human rights since 1972, some people learned nothing. Referencing a missive from St Paul, this time to the Romans, the correspondent, of course, threatens death to homosexuals. Context …

homosexuality jesus martyn iles israel folau australian christian lobby

Martyn Iles of the Australian Christian Lobby and Israel Folau like to discuss the Bible. Although neither is a minister of religion, they are two of the most prominent Christians in Australia today. When they discuss the Bible or the teachings of Jesus Christ, they both  invariably mention homosexuality. So one might assume a preoccupation …

sally rugg q&a israel folau

Executive Director of Change.org Sally Rugg summed up one of her eye-rolls moments on Monday night’s Q&A as “judging in lesbian”. An audience member asked her early about Israel Folau, suggesting he made his comments ‘as an act of kindness or love’. *judging in lesbian* https://t.co/4upvNBndxj — Sally Rugg (@sallyrugg) June 24, 2019 Guardian journalist …

australian christian lobby israel folau martyn iles

Martyn Iles of the Australian Christian Lobby announced last night the ‘lobby’ group would host Israel Folau’s online appeal for funds. Yesterday, GoFundMe took down Folau’s page and refunded all donations made to it. Martyn Iles said he spoke to Folau to let him know of a $100,000 donation from ACL to his cause. He …

gofundme israel folau

GoFundMe today closed down Israel Folau’s page seeking donations to help fund his legal battle with Rugby Australia. Before the removal of the page, donors pledged more than $760,000. According to the terms and conditions on the website, users may not attempt to raise money “for the legal defence of … intolerance of any kind …

GoFundMe israel folau clive palmer folau rugby league comeback

A GoFundMe page set up this week seeks $3,000,000 in donations for former football player, Israel Folau. The former sportsman wants the $3 million to fight Rugby Australia over the termination of his contract. Despite earning millions of dollars in his career, Folau says he needs help to fund his legal battle. Rugby Australia recently …

Gosford Anglican Church Israel Folau's tirade

Gosford Anglican priest Father Rod Bower took aim at the most recent Israel Folau tirade in a sign posted outside his church. The popular priest targeted Folau after the now former footballer again attacked gay and transgender people. Father Rod’s signs are well-known throughout Australia for his uncompromising messages on social issues and politics. His …

israel hellfire folau fire-and-brimstone

Former rugby player Israel ‘Hellfire’ Folau ummed and aahed his way through a sermon at his father’s church in Sydney yesterday. The multi-millionaire former Mormon, now Pentecostal, addressed his usual fire-and-brimstone subject matter. Scroll down for the vid. However, as a fire-and-brimstone prophet of doom warning of the hellfire of eternal damnation, Folau lacks fire. …

andy brennan israel folau

Andy Brennan, Australia’s first openly gay soccer player, has called for public figures to take more care in comments about LGBTIQ people. His comments come after the recent controversy over Israel Folau. Brennan, who came out on social media last month, said that “people with a voice” have a responsibility to avoid hurting the community, …

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