Days after Israel Folau became Super Rugby’s all-time record try-scorer he plunged to new lows with another social media post condemning gay people to hell.
In a post also letting off a volley of religious judgement upon alcoholics, atheists and fornicators, Folau risks disciplinary action from Rugby Australia chiefs having caused outrage almost a year to the day since another anti-gay Instagram post caused controversy.
The devil has blinded so many people in this world, REPENT and turn away from your evil ways. Turn to Jesus Christ who will set you free. pic.twitter.com/BWSWTMye98— Israel Folau (@IzzyFolau) April 10, 2019
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Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him. _______________ Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these , adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21 KJV _______________ Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38 KJV _______________ And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Acts 17:30 KJV _______________
Here is how social media reacted:
Israel Folau's at it again pic.twitter.com/oHSIT6svt1— Dai Lama (@WelshDalaiLama) April 10, 2019
Israel Folau.— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) April 10, 2019
Rugby skills from the 21st century.
Beliefs from the 16th. pic.twitter.com/df8v46Hwg4
We all (well, most of us – it has thousands of likes) know this stuff is bollocks. The thing to remember is that meeting hate with hate simply exacerbates the issue. Folau may be rich and successful, but I pity the bloke. I don’t hate him. Let’s just keep being kind x pic.twitter.com/3Zh5tNJxo6— David Flatman (@davidflatman) April 10, 2019
🚨 Folau bellendery alert 🚨— Nick Heath (@nickheathsport) April 10, 2019
6th April – Break SR try scoring record.
10th April – Chuck out more uninvited homophobic (and the rest) religious hatred. pic.twitter.com/jMhkhvKNeT
Look, if Heaven actually exists, Israel Folau is going to be awfully lonely up there 🤷♀️— Jenn Leisfield (@miss_guided191) April 10, 2019
I like you as rugby player Israel Folau but mate come on, we all heard you the first time. At this point I think you’re doing this just to wind us all up & it’s low key working, smh 🤦🏾♀️— 🌴April🌴 (@AprilOte1) April 10, 2019
FFS Folau.— Jessica Avery Shaw (@jessicaavery_) April 10, 2019