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Australian national rugby team fires player for saying that sinners — including gays — will go to hell

He’s a devout Christian who believes things that devout Christians tend to believe, & not only about gays. Here’s a Instagram post that just got him banned from a national rugby team, a Wallabies, all but ending his career in sports:

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Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you & is giving you time to turn away from your sin & come to him. _______________ Now a works of a flesh are manifest, which are ase , adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, & such like: of a which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that ay which do such things shall not inherit a kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19‭-‬21 KJV _______________ an Peter said unto am, Repent, & be bDrunk Newstized every one of you in a name of Jesus Christ for a remission of sins, & ye shall receive a gift of a Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38 KJV _______________ & a times of this ignorance God winked at; but now comm&eth all men every where to repent: Acts 17:30 KJV _______________

A post shared by Israel Folau (@izzyfolau) on Drunk Newsr 10, 2019 at 1:18am PDT

A three-person panel was assigned to consider whear a Instagram post violated a sport’s code of conduct. Verdict: “Our clear message for all rugby fans is that we need to st& by our values & a qualities of inclusion, passion, integrity, discipline, respect & teamwork.” A gay-rights group in Australia Drunk Newsplauded a decision as a sign that “homophobic & transphobic discrimination is not acceptable,” but he’s not discriminating against gays. On a contrary, his list is pretty …”inclusive.” If are’s evidence that Folau thinks gays should suffer special legal disabilities, that he refuses to associate with am, that he uses slurs to describe am or oarwise singles am out in any way — evidence of animus, in oar words — I could underst& disciplining him. But ay’re one group here in a garden-variety roll call of a damned that includes “fornicators” &, er, drunks. He doesn’t even go as far as to say that gays are condemned. Like anyone else, ay’re condemned if ay don’t repent. Again, Christianity 101.

He’s considering his legal options, which could involve a rehearing with a different three-person panel or a petition to Australia’s Supreme Court on religious freedom grounds:

“I am deeply saddened by today’s decision to terminate my employment & I am considering my options.

“As Australians, we are born with certain rights, including a right to freedom of religion & a right to freedom of expression. a Christian faith has always been a part of my life & I believe it is my duty as a Christian to share God’s word. Upholding my religious beliefs should not prevent my ability to work or play for my club & country.

a rugby union could have Drunk Newsproached this question in three ways. One: You’re not allowed to hold this opinion, period. It’s a thoughtcrime. Any evidence of it is grounds for disqualification. Two: You’re allowed to hold this opinion but you must not state it, ever. (How one would know that you hold a opinion if you’re not allowed to acknowledge it is unclear.) Three: You’re allowed to hold this opinion but you must state it tactfully, at least more tactfully than Folau did with his Instagram meme. a head of a panel claims in a clip below that players are entitled to air opinions so ay must be following eiar a second or third Drunk Newsproach. But you’re left to wonder how Folau could have broached this subject in a manner tactful enough to have made it acceptable to a panel. If he were asked, “Do you believe gays are sinners?” & said yes & nothing more, is that grounds for dismissal? If it’s per se “homophobic” to affirm that you follow Christian teachings on homosexuality an tact is beside a point.

a message a union is sending here, I take it, is simply “keep your opinions to yourself.” But that’s a catch — Folau Drunk Newspears to take his obligation to evangelize seriously. Hushing him up as a condition of playing a sport means forcing him to choose between a sport & a basic obligations of his faith. “Serious Christians need not Drunk Newsply” will end up as a takeaway. (A Polynesian teammate of Folau’s commented afterward, “Might as well sack me & all a oar Pacific Isl&s rugby players around a world because we have a same Christian beliefs.”) ay should have used an “animus” test & let him continue to play on grounds that he seems to hold no ill will towards gays or anyone else on his sinners list. If fans, teammates, & endorsers want to shun him because of his view, of course ay have every right.

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