Former NRL star and Rugby Union superstar Israel Folau has confirmed he has taken Rugby Australia to court over the termination of his contract following a backlash from offensive content he put on social media.
Folau is a devout christian, and posted on his Twitter and Instagram a statement that suggested homosexual people would go to hell back in April.
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Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him. _______________ Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these , adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19-21 KJV _______________ Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:38 KJV _______________ And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Acts 17:30 KJV _______________
Shortly after, the Wallabies fullback was sacked by his Super Rugby club the NSW Warratahs and Rugby Australia for committing a “high-level breach of the Professional Players’ Code of Conduct.”
However, the former Queensland and Kangeroos man is now set to fight his cause in court, hoping to be reinstated back into the professional game.