For those that are new to the story some context must be applied. Australian rugby union player Israel Folau was recently vilified by Australia’s left wing media after making comments about the fate of gay people who don’t repent. To be sure, Folau had been prompted by a question on his Instagram asking, “What was god’s plan for gay people??” “HELL . . Unless they repent of their sins and turn to God,” he answered back. From that day on, Folau has been public enemy number one of the rabid left.
If the initial social media barrage and clandestine meeting with Australian Rugby Union bigwigs wasn’t enough, the regular virtue signalling statements from various celebrities will surely break the will of the athletic winger. To date Folau has defied the mainstream media cabal – that controls the narrative – whom demand he be sacked or make the obligatory apology to the eternally offended left (spokespeople for all form of minorities in western democracies).
Early on the attack came from the faceless social media militia. Here is a doozy from clarklee75
fuck off. Your children are fucked if you are brainwashing them into the church. Your god is fiction just like the other 3000 Gods currently worshipped on earth. I pity your poor children.
Then there was this confused comment which was representative of much of the verbiage (from somewhatsmarter)
Just because I’m an atheist doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt when someone tells me I’m goin to hell for being gay and that god doesn’t love me. I mean, they do believe in god, and they truly believe that he doesn’t love me, which hurts.
So you don’t believe in god, but you care that those ‘whacko’ believers think he doesn’t love you. Talk about the dumbing down of a generation.
Meanwhile, various members of New Zealand’s national rugby team the All Blacks aired their discontent before the official twitter account of the All Blacks communicated its stance on the issue.
New Zealand Rugby is committed to Diversity and Inclusion, and welcomes people from all walks of life. We respect that people have different views and beliefs, however expect that any opinions and views are expressed in a respectful way.
It has been repeated time and again since the Instagram post became news, but I’ll say it again, Folau is quoting the bible. His opinion has been expressed in as respectful a manner as could be, when quoting from the book.
Below is more from the celebrity mafia who ‘came out’ in overwhelming numbers to condemn Folau ‘the bigot’:
Mel McLauglin (ex FoxSports now 7Sport presenter) – “You’re not just offending a large group of people, you’re crushing a lot, and it can be extremely damaging. You don’t know what sort of person that is writing to him on social media . . . it could be someone that’s looking for some sort of direction.”
Kelli Underwood (ABC Australia presenter) – “It’s a black and white issue. It is not freedom of speech. It’s hate speech.”
Brad Weber (Chiefs – Super Rugby player) – “Kinda sick of us players staying quiet on some of this stuff. I can’t stand that I have to play this game that I love with people, like Folau, who say what he’s saying”
TJ Perenara (Hurricanes – Super Rugby) – “Let it go on record that I am 100% against the comments that were made by Israel. It was not ok to say that. It’s not an attitude I want to see in the game I love. There is no justification for such harmful comments.”
Peter Van Onselen (Sky News Australia) – “Australian rugby did not sanction Folau, and not doing so was the right response. But if sponsors don’t want to be associated with him that’s a perfect example of freedom of speech and freedom of association coming together in our democratic society.”
Van Onselen is just confirming what we all suspect of the left. He wants Folau to lose income (sponsors). He wants Folau out of a job. It’s not difficult to imagine the likes of Folau being imprisoned in the not to distant future for his crimes against GroupThink. And there is a real danger that Rugby Australia’s major sponsor QANTAS will step away from the game. They commented, “We’ve made it clear to Rugby Australia that we find the comments very disappointing.” For those unaware QANTAS has a CEO that is gay, and the company openly supported the gay marriage campaign in Australia in 2017.
Rugby Australia with its CEO Raelene Castle has been surprisingly muted on the matter. Perhaps they are aware of a strong christian presence in the game, particularly in Australia. Here in Australia the game is fostered at junior level by private schools that are usually linked to the Catholic church or Anglican faith. After a highly publicised meeting with Folau, Castle babbled to a media throng about inclusivity and the pride she had in him for expressing his firm beliefs. She contradicted that by saying Rugby Australia and Folau would continue a “. . . dialogue to work through how we continue to use our social media platforms in a way that can ensure that all of our stakeholders are respected in the use of that social media place.”
Folau recently doubled down though. A recent post to his @IzzyFolau twitter account linked to a recording of a sermon given by David Wilkerson. The theme of the sermon was repenting, and finding the lord, as “no one knows the time or the hour . . . be ready for the son of man is coming in an hour when you don’t think, you don’t expect him.” Was this an epic troll or was it Folau doing the work of his god?
He got the predictable blowback from the mainstream media with recent bloke-turned-cuck Karl Stefanovic providing an editorial on his failing morning tv program. The virtue signalling elitist lectured viewers, “When he posted that video yesterday, I think it went from a man responding to a question about his beliefs to provocation, and even persecution,”
Despite the mainstream media persecution Folau has stood firm. In the face of all the demands he be sacked, that he apologise (for merely stating fact), that he leave the game, the athletic winger/fullback has not wavered. True grit. Crueler and tougher than any of the tests he has faced on the sporting fields, in this challenge Folau has revealed the strength of his faith.