Israel Folau: Australian rugby star posts another anti-gay message on social media

Israel Folau: Australian rugby star posts another anti-gay message on social media

Australian rugby player Israel Folau has come under fire after reiterating his controversial views about ‘drunks, homosexuals and adulterers’ in another social media post.

The 30-year-old, who recently became Super Rugby’s all-time record try scorer, shared the homophobic picture on Instagram claiming ‘Hell awaits’ those who sin.

There have long been reservations over Folau’s religious views

The picture adds: ‘Repent! Only Jesus saves’.

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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 _______________

A post shared by Israel Folau (@izzyfolau) on Apr 10, 2019 at 1:18am PDT

Folau’s comments come just over a year after he uploaded another homophobic post to Instagram, in which he said gay people will go to Hell, ‘unless they repent of their sins and turn to God’.

A devout Christian, Folau avoided punishment over his previous comments, though he was warned by Rugby Australia.

The former Australia international’s latest post throws his career in doubt, especially as sponsors threatened to walk out when he made his comments last year.