Disgraced rugby star, Israel Folau, has launched a fresh attack on homosexuality during his first public appearance since his sacking from Rugby Australia following social media posts claiming that “Hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators.
The former Wallaby full-back delivered a sermon at his Sydney church where he once again described homosexuality as a sin and criticised young people being allowed to change their gender.
In a video posted to the church’s Facebook page, Folau claimed the devil was behind schoolchildren being allowed to change their gender.
“They are allowing young kids in primary school, to be able to have the permission to change their gender if they want, by taking away the permission of their parents,” Folau said the Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Kenthurst.
Posted by The Truth of Jesus Christ Church Sydney on Saturday, June 15, 2019
“This is what the devil is trying to do, to instil into the government, into this world, into society, and it is slowly happening. The sad thing is why a lot of people out there that are non-Christians say bad things about the church, is because a lot of the churches allow those things to happen.
“They say that a man and a man should be able to be married and there is nothing wrong with it. This buys into the theme of pleasing man rather than pleasing God and standing up for the truth.”
Folau continued by asking the congregation if they were afraid of being segregated because of their beliefs.
“Are we too scared because we might be cast out by our workplace or cast out of somewhere because we’re not liked or loved by those around us and don’t believe the same thing we do?” he asked.
“You might be the only born-again Christian in that workplace, you might feel a bit awkward with your co-workers because they are in the world and you’re not. We should feel blessed … because God has called us.”