Wallabies star Israel Folau leaves a Code of Conduct hearing in Sydney, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Folau appeared before a code of conduct hearing to fight Rugby Australia's decision to terminate his contract after he posted in mid-April on social media that gay people, along with other 'sinners' will face damnation unless they repent. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING
Wallabies star Israel Folau leaves a Code of Conduct hearing in Sydney, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Folau appeared before a code of conduct hearing to fight Rugby Australia's decision to terminate his contract after he posted in mid-April on social media that gay people, along with other 'sinners' will face damnation unless they repent. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING JOEL CARRETT

Folau's sorry saga shines light on questionable attitudes

IS ISRAEL Folau allowed to hold his Christian beliefs?

Yes.

Should these beliefs allow him to publicly denigrate, discriminate against, vilify and condemn people on the grounds of their God-given sexuality?

No.

The bigger question is, what is wrong with our society as a whole when this particular cause gains so much more support so quickly than the needs of seriously ill children who will die without the treatments their families can't afford?

This sorry saga says so much about Israel Folau, his strong beliefs, commitment and want for others to fund his greedy quest to sue for $10 million in supposed damages while LGBTQI people, particularly young people, too often attempt suicide and in many cases succeed because of this continual and pervasive hate.

It also says much about our priorities as a society and how far we have fallen from a warm, compassionate, loving and caring platform.

TONY SULLIVAN

Nambour



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