Unsurprisingly, the dollar-backed organisations that pretend to support ‘diversity’ are now unhappy that a rugby player believes in hell.
I think it is proof that such a place exists and, more importantly, that it has imposed itself on this world.
Which is why insanity prevails: it’s apparently ok to fork out millions in sponsorship for a team that seemingly embraces the diversity of failure, but it’s not so dandy to hand over this shareholder cash to a team whose best player just happens to be Christian (and therefore too diverse for the diversity commissars).
Wallabies star Israel Folau could face sanctions from Rugby Australia (RA) bosses today over recent controversial homophobic comments he has made on social media.
RA announced last week that chief executive Raelene Castle and NSW Waratahs boss Andrew Hore would meet with the footballer after he said gay people were headed to “HELL… Unless they repent of their sins and turn to God”.
The rugby governing body has rushed to distance itself from the comments, saying in an earlier statement that the beliefs of Folau, who is a devout Christian, “do not reflect the views of Rugby Australia”.
And here I was thinking that Rugby Australia pretended to run a sporting code.
How mistaken am I.
I’ve learnt today that it is instead a religious organisation with dogma, doctrine and decrees about the existence or otherwise of Hades. According to its ‘prophets’, the fiery pit does not exist. Hence the reason Israel Falou could now be excommunicated.
By the way, Alan Joyce appears to be the chief prophet. He also is in charge of the bags of silver that Qantas tithes to Rugby Australia every year.
Who says religion is not all about money?
For what it’s worth, I hope Israel Folau sticks to his guns. We now live in the sad world where sporting stars are on the front line of freedom of religion and speech.
He’s in a real battle now and this is one Australia can’t afford him to lose. And so far he looks like this is a battle he intends to fight:
— Israel Folau (@IzzyFolau) April 8, 2018