Thursday, 6 June 2019
Israel Folau is not going quietly
In 2018 he threatened to quit rugby if sanctioned by Rugby Australia for posting homophobic content on social media.
Instead, having been sacked following another Instagram post in April this year which stated that "hell awaits" gay people, Folau has now launched a claim with Australia's Fair Workplace Commission for up to AUS$10m in damages, asserting that his employment has been unlawfully terminated.
"No Australian of any faith should be fired for practising their religion," says Folau.
OK, so the question I have is this:
Would Folau’s attitude be the same if, for instance, a team mate posted content in support of a radical and abhorrent interpretation of Christianity which holds that all non-white people (i.e. people not of wholly European descent) will either be exterminated or enslaved in order to serve the white race in a new heavenly kingdom on Earth under the reign of Jesus Christ?
No, I thought not.