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Fiery backlash against Israel Folau for new anti-gay sermon

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Tennis champ Casey Dellacqua has said she’s always felt “love and support” from her tennis community, despite sport legend Margaret Court’s infamous public spray against her rainbow family. Dellacqua, who has three children with wife Amanda, spoke of her experiences in the sport at an LGBTIQ forum Open4All at the Australian Open in Melbourne on …

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Survivors of so-called “conversion therapy” have applauded the Victorian parliament for passing a “world-leading” bill to outlaw the practices. The new legislation makes it illegal to try and change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity in Victoria. Under the reforms, any person who seriously harms another with the practices could face up …

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The St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Club have “ceased” plans to pursue and sign up Israel Folau after backlash over their decision. This week, club bosses confirmed they were in talks with Folau to have returned to playing NRL this year. The Dragons also formally approached the NRL for permission to sign him up, prompting …

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Israel Folau could return to playing NRL this year after the St George Illawarra Dragons in NSW confirmed they hope to sign him up this year. The Dragons have formally approached the NRL hoping to sign him to play on a multi-year deal. Folau had his multi-million dollar footy contracts ripped up over his homophobic …

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Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province have been publicly caned 77 times after neighbours caught and reported them having sex in their home. Dozens of people watched on as authorities whipped the men across the back at Banda Aceh’s Tamansari city park this week. The two men, aged 27 and 29, resided at a boarding …

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Victorian faith leader Reverend Alistair Mcrae says he wants to return his Order of Australia to protest Margaret Court’s “bad theology”. In Tuesday’s Australia Day awards, the tennis champ-turned-pastor was elevated from an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) to a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for her tennis achievements. Now Reverend …

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Veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien has rejected an Australia Day award to protest the controversial decision to give Margaret Court Australia’s highest honour. On Tuesday, the tennis champ turned Perth pastor is receiving a Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia for her service to tennis. But after Court’s top Australia Day gong leaked on Friday …

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Tennis legend turned homophobic pastor Margaret Court is getting a top Australia Day Honour this year and it’s sparked intense backlash. Court is set to be promoted to a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) next Tuesday. She was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2007 for her tennis achievements. …

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OnlyFans star Matthew Camp has spoken out about narrowly escaping a horrific arson attack that burned down his historic home in Poughkeepsie, New York state. The gay adult performer posted photos to Instagram of the blaze, which he said occurred on January 14. After the fire, the photos show the interior gutted and charred by …

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The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies has slammed a top church tribunal’s opinion to permit the blessings of same-sex marriages. Last year, the Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta, in north-east Victoria, made history when it voted to allow priests to officially bless same-sex couples already married. However the vote caused controversy and leaders intervened to …

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