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#526 purplekitty

Posted 01 August 2019 - 05:58 PM

Israel Folau's cousin 'let go' from his Catholic School where he tutors.
I look forward to IF supporters screaming for his reinstatement and free speech.

Mr Folau has been following in his famous cousin's footsteps positing religious remarks on Instagram.
One such recent post said: “If it was a sin 100 years ago, it’s still a sin today. Don’t water down the gospel for this offended generation.”
However, Mr Folau is reported to have gone further offline, directly attacking the Catholic Church.
Last month, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Mr Folau had written to the parent of a member of the congregation who was concerned at the hard line stance of the preachings.
He is reported to have said: “Any devout Catholic person IS NOT A SAVED CHRISTIAN WHATSOEVER (his capitals). Look at Catholic doctrine, almost 100 per cent of it is false and is filled with lies.”
The SMH also reported the 20-year-old Mr Folau said, “Roman Catholicism is masked devil worship” and the Catholic Church was the “synagogue of Satan”.

#527 Lunafreya

Posted 01 August 2019 - 06:33 PM

Ha ha haha

#528 CallMeFeral

Posted 01 August 2019 - 06:53 PM


#529 Froyohoho

Posted 01 August 2019 - 07:14 PM


#530 got my tinsel on

Posted 01 August 2019 - 08:40 PM

Hmmmm, not the sharpest tool in the shed, then.

Genetic or environmental do ya think?

#531 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:29 AM

if It’s so very bad, why did he apply for the job there?

Stay tuned for them setting up their own school.

#532 ipsee

Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:38 AM

They only have 22 people at their church - not enough for a school!

If Israel hadn't made all that money in football they wouldn't be able to offend all their employers etc - but the money won't last forever, and then what will they do?

Edited by ipsee, 02 August 2019 - 10:39 AM.

#533 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:42 AM

Only need a few kids, some schools start with 3-5 kids.

I imagine this is all to promote and grow the church.

#534 kimasa

Posted 02 August 2019 - 11:02 AM

I'm fascinated that some of my very Catholic in-laws who were very vocal about RA "overstepping" and "freedom of speech" initially have gone completely silent on the issue.

I guess it's not so nice when it's you getting condemned to hell.

#535 steppy

Posted 02 August 2019 - 12:16 PM

Yes and I also imagine it will be quite fine for a Catholic employer to sack someone based on what they've said on social media (but for some reason not okay for Rugby Australia).

#536 Lesley225

Posted 02 August 2019 - 01:03 PM

Oh no it's do what i say NOT what i do.  The laws don't apply to them.

#537 purplekitty

Posted 04 August 2019 - 11:19 AM

The Christian rugby mother who investigated IFs church and its interaction with young rugby players which exposed some of its beliefs.


#538 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 04 August 2019 - 11:33 AM

Looks like Israel married a prostitute. Pretty sure there’s make up here.


#539 *Ker*

Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:54 PM

Maria Folau plays for the Thunderbirds. And obviously shares the same views as her husband. She posted on her FB with a link to his go fund me page and a "please support my husband to fight Rugby Australia."

Netball SA apparently thinks that's fine. I do not.

#540 purplekitty

Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:45 PM

Israel Folau has now said that the NSW bushfires and the drought are God's punishment for legalising SSM and abortion.

No ****ing words.

#541 Chchgirl

Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:06 PM

It's been great not hearing him.

What a knob jockey. .

#542 MerryMadrigalMadge

Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:31 PM

What a d*ck.

#543 kimasa

Posted 18 November 2019 - 05:20 AM

Of course he has.

#544 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 18 November 2019 - 06:44 AM

so will the right wing politicians and commentators scold him “now is not the time, don’t play the blame game, don’t try to score points off this tragedy, this is too soon, people are grieving here...” - or is that only reserved for when climate change is mentioned, YK, the thing that *did* actually cause it....

#545 Freddie'sMum

Posted 18 November 2019 - 08:32 AM

The drought isn't "new".

Neither are the bushfires.  They have been burning on and off all winter.

I want no part in a God that hates me.  He can go duck himself.

#546 MooGuru

Posted 18 November 2019 - 08:41 AM

I bet there's a few people at Rugby Australia who would be quietly relieved to have seen this.

*eta in terms of cementing that even if they lose the court action against them they have greater public and internal support than they might've otherwise.

Edited by MooGuru, 18 November 2019 - 08:43 AM.

#547 GlitteryElfFarts

Posted 18 November 2019 - 08:42 AM

I put Folau up there with Trump, and as much as I normally hate that sort of thing. I would love to see a mass exit of players from netball as a protest if his wife supports his latest BS.

#548 steppy

Posted 18 November 2019 - 10:51 AM

Hmmm. I wonder what the people from Tasmania did to offend God in '67 when 62 people died, 900 were injured and over 7000 lost homes.

Edited by steppy, 18 November 2019 - 10:51 AM.

#549 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 18 November 2019 - 11:40 AM

I have no idea why IF keeps getting air time. I prefer that everyone ignores him. He says nothing of substance.

Just because he can kick a ball or take a hit-up does not mean his opinion on other matters should be listened to or prioritised.

#550 purplekitty

Posted 18 November 2019 - 12:59 PM

View PostYodaTheWrinkledOne, on 18 November 2019 - 11:40 AM, said:

I have no idea why IF keeps getting air time. I prefer that everyone ignores him. He says nothing of substance.

Just because he can kick a ball or take a hit-up does not mean his opinion on other matters should be listened to or prioritised.
Because he is the poster boy for the right wing conservatives who want to pass legislation to protect religious hate speech.
They are financially supporting his case against Rugby Australia and control the media narrative.

Ignoring what we consider the fringe and the delusional is what got us into this sh*tshow we are in now.
Even if we know facts are important there are many out there who prefer to believe lies and misinformation.
And they vote.

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