CONTROVERSIAL AUSTRALIAN STAR Israel Folau has sparked outrage once again with a social media comment stating gay people will go to “hell”.
Folau, a devout Christian who was vocal in his opposition of Australia’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage last year, is already facing a social media backlash after outlining his views on Instagram.
Folau initially posted a graphic of ‘God’s plan’, which one user replied to by asking what God’s plan was for gay people?
The 29-year-old, who plays his club rugby for the Waratahs, replied:
“HELL… Unless they repent their sins and turn to God.”
A Rugby Australia spokesman told the Sydney Morning Herald that Folau’s views “did not reflect the views” of the organisation.
The spokesman added:
“We support all forms of inclusion whether it’s sexuality, race or gender.”
Folau has won 62 caps for Australia but is out of contract at the end of the year.
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