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Folau is an elite rugby player. Unfortunately, he abuses his fame to sprout his religious hate speech:

“Warning – Drunks, Homosexuals, Adulterers, Liars, Fornicators, Thieves, Atheists, Idolaters. HELL AWAITS YOU. REPENT! ONLY JESUS SAVES”. (2019)

He is playing here because Aussies will not accept his “free speech”. Great athletes should stick to sport and leave thinking and speaking to those more qualified.

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He was only repeating what is written in the Bible. Many "new wave" Christians have a hard time with that but its in there!

Australia attacked Folau for his views but is happy to do business with the 69 countries in the world where homosexuality is a crime including the 13 where it is punishable by death.

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Former Australia star Israel Folau had a stellar display...

I don't agree with his opinions, but he's entitled to them. A fantastic athlete.

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Japan Rugby championship admitting homophobic players and with hate speech ??..

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TokyoLiving.....

Japan Rugby championship admitting homophobic players and with hate speech ??..

Why not? Japan doesn't ban the Bible or Koran.... The same speech is inconveniently in both.

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This new Japan Rugby League One format is promising. The question is, will the imported talent lift the Japanese game, or prevent local players getting exposure?

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NagoyaSan: no, wrong. Majority of Australian except his right to free speech. Even the law count saw it that way. The law courts order Australian Rugby Union to pay costs and damages to Filou which almost bankrupt the ARU over his Filou right to free speech. Filou can play anywhere in the world if he wants. He choose Japan solely because of Japanese culture of not excepting homosexuality in culture. Japan have laws against discrimination of homosexuality but the majority of Japanese culture won’t except homosexuality in their communities.

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If you were playing against him just tell him that you have the "Gay Disease ", and if he tries to tackle you he will catch it also.

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K3PO: yes I see it has a positive. Every year since 11/3 I donate a dozen Rugby footballs to Kamaishi Rugby to distribute to the younger teams. Every year there is more young male getting involved in the Iwate area. They see Filou play and they all want to be like him. Folio is Huge plus for Japan Rugby. I dislike the Filou haters because is opinion on Homosexuality he not a hater of gay people he as team mate who were gay.

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Shining Arcs Tokyo-Bay Urayasu

Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath

Toshiba Brave Lupus 

NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu.

roll off the tongue so nicely....

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John-san,

Filou

Then get his name right, at least. It’s right there in the headline.

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He was only repeating what is written in the Bible. Many "new wave" Christians have a hard time with that but its in there!

The same passage he uses to justify calling homosexuals damned to hell also says tattooing is also a sin. Folau has tattoos all over himself, so yeah, he's a homophobic bigot.

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simon g....

The same passage he uses to justify calling homosexuals damned to hell also says tattooing is also a sin. Folau has tattoos all over himself, so yeah, he's a homophobic bigot.

Good point! He's just like most Christians.... picking and choosing the bits he likes and "reinterpreting" the parts he doesn't.

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he not a hater of gay people he as team mate who were gay.

the old "I'm not a racist, I have colored friends" defense. John you're 100 yrs too late man. Can you explain to the gay teenager why they are going to hell! Folau is a stain on Japanese sport while he stands by his prejudiced public beliefs.

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Can you explain to the gay teenager why they are going to hell!

Hell is a religious invention, if the teenager is Christian or Muslim then his chosen faith literally states this in the scriptures.

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i would tell the teenage that homosexuality is not a plus for human social nor part of human society but it’s is tolerated by human society at present. I would also tell him to study the history of Sparta once a society that practice homosexuality and was encouraged but could not survive due that societies need to reproduce. mate you will always be on the losing side of human society but that is your choice which will not encourage.

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