Israel Folau was today officially sacked from the Australia rugby union team for a homophobic Instagram post. The decision makes the devout Christian the first Australian athlete dismissed for expressing religious beliefs.Bring back the Christian blasphemy laws. Because the alternative is not "free speech", but rather, Satanic blasphemy laws.
Folau, 30, has the right to appeal and have his case heard at a second code of conduct hearing by a new panel. But he will reportedly skip that process and head straight to court to argue that he is being persecuted for his religion.
In a press conference this afternoon, Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle said Folau was a 'great player' but that everyone has the right to be respected regardless of sexuality, race, gender or religion.
Ms Castle said Rugby Australia 'did not choose to be put in this position.'
'We want to stress that this outcome is a painful outcome for the game. Rugby Australia did not choose to be in this situation, but Rugby Australia's position remains that Israel, through his actions, left us with no choice but to pursue today's outcome,' she said.
'This has been an extremely challenging period for rugby. This issue has created an unwanted distraction in an important year for the sport and the Wallabies team. Our clear message today is that we need to stand by our values and the qualities of inclusion, passion, integrity, discipline, respect and teamwork.'
Ms Castle said she had told all rugby players in Australia that RA supports their rights to their own beliefs. 'But when we are talking about inclusiveness in our game, we are talking about respecting differences as well. When we say rugby is a game for all, we mean it. People need to feel safe and welcoming in the game, regardless of their race, background or sexuality. When players sign a contract with the Wallabies, they sign up to the values of the team and the sport.'
Friday, May 17, 2019
They will never stop coming for you
If the SJW antichrists are willing to destroy their entire programs and deplatform their biggest stars for failing to submit to their wickedness, what won't they do to you?
VD at 5/17/2019 06:16:00 AM