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Folau launches court action over Rugby Australia dismissal

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Homophobic loser..

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He should lose any case he brings in court. He is in the wrong.

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On your knees boy, pray yes I said pray those despoilers are circling like wolves in the night you are so right to be afraid of other people's life choices, get back on your knees pray and when you Finnish burn this cross.

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He picked on drunkards and fornicators too.

Interesting legal questions here.  wonder if his fundamentalist Christian beliefs will enjoy full legal protection.

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It wasn't a single attack on homosexuals. His religious post included others too. Funny how drinkers and fornicators didn't get so upset.

This witch hunt went way over the top. A suspension and a warning not to post such religious beliefs would have been enough.

For those who don't know - strong Christian beliefs believe that hell awaits homosexuals, drunkards, fornicators etc.

"hell awaits" gay people and others he considers sinners.

Again - the emphasis only on hell awaiting gay people..

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

He should be using his time and money to seek professional help for his delusions of grander. He's just another religious nut job.

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TigersTokyoDome

This witch hunt went way over the top. A suspension and a warning not to post such religious beliefs would have been enough.

That's the problem. He was warned previously after similar comments in 2018 after the same sex marriage vote in Australia and then close to ignore those warnings with an even more vitriolic post.

Previous reports put the compensation figure at Aus$10 million, including for lost sponsorship and marketing opportunities

Most sponsors would have walked away from him when his online persona turned toxic.

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He's just another religious nut job.

In your opinion. Every man is entitled to their opinion. Some people disagree with homosexuality and it shouldn't be a crime to have such an opinion. The Bible states that hell awaits sinners. Surely we all grew up reading that at some point, regardless of whether we agree with it.

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Just an opinion...

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I don't have a problem with religion. People have a choice to follow a religion or to believe in a particular god. I have no problem with that. People also have a choice to have a drink. They have a choice to cheat on their spouse. They have a choice to have sex outside of marriage. They have a choice to steal. However a person does not have a choice of his or her sexuality. Whether he deserved to lose his job is another debate altogether. As a rugby union fan I would like to see him play at the World Cup but I don't want to be judged over something that I have no control over.

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Good on him, his comments didn't bad mouth anyone in the Rugby League, the Umpires, his sponsors nor did he specifically name anyone - if his comments were just ignored the overall public wouldn't have even known about what he said, the facts are - QANTAS airlines being a major sponsor of the Rugby threatened to pull the plug on the sponsorship deal, why? because the Managing Director is gay.

Somebody else has already pointed out that drinkers and fornicators were mentioned but nobody from either of these areas could care less about what he said.

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Andrew Crisp bang on the money. Interesting that the gay community take these things personally while the rest of us drinkers and fornicators just laugh and get on with life.

I am a drinker and a fornicator, which means Folau believes hell awaits me - yet I am in the least bit interested to persecute this guy. I like to watch him play rugby too.

Some communities like the victim card.

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All the worst to him.

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This will be interesting. Folau will argue on the basis of religious freedom, while Aus Rugby will argue on the basis of a breach of the Code of Conduct. On face value, and if you read the player code, and the fact that Folau was previously warned, I would be surprised if Folau wins. But in these current times with the increase in fundamentalist views, particularly now in the Aus gov't, who knows what pressure will be applied to the judiciary behind closed doors.

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In his contract he is supposed to treat others the same regardless of their religion, sex, or political beliefs etc. He failed to do this so he got fired. If an atheist rugby player said that all Christians would go to hell then that player would also be fired. Simple really.

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