Thursday, 5 April 2018


So, Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs are asking Israel Folau to explain himself  after he commented on social media that God's plan for gay people was: 

"HELL.. Unless they repent of their sins and turn to God.

Rugby Australia's CEO Raelene Castle has so far commented only that "Israel's comment reflects his personal religious beliefs" but that "it does not represent the view of Rugby Australia or NSW Rugby" - which, quite frankly, is nowhere near a strong enough condemnation of what was said.


Unknown said...

Might this be the occasion to consider, perhaps, a new category.

And as founding nominees: Tuilagi to join Folau in "Pillocks Hall".

For those of us who may be unsure of the meaning, as I was:
In the 16th century, the meaning was "penis".[1] Probably from pillicock (“penis; boy, man”), presumably akin to the slang term dickhead (“inept fool”).[2] Alternatively, from the same basis as pillicock (compare regional Norwegian pill (“penis”)) + the diminutive suffix -ock.

Von said...

It's always pleasing when a heavily tattooed man expresses homophobia on biblical grounds, because you can very conveniently point out that the only mention of banning homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22) is swiftly followed by a verse banning tattoos (Leviticus 19:28).

Both complete nonsense as far as I'm concerned, and simply the product of an era when people apparently had to be instructed (in the same bible chapter) not to shag their aunt, daughter-in-law or grandchildren... Either way, it's an amusing level of hypocrisy.

TotalFlanker said...

I agree, and while I'm all for free speech - Folau has the right to say whatever he wants after all - it can never be without consequence and he fully deserves the condemnation he is getting for expressing such repugnant views. I see Rugby Australia have completely bottled it though...