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Now we have an explanation why Israel posted what he did - he told the tribunal that "God told him to"

 

Imagine any scenario where your explanation is the Holy Unicorn told me too - you'd be rightly thrown out. Why does God told me to get a tacit pass instead of instant dismissal?

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/112664089/god-spoke-to-me-israel-folaus-explanation-to-rugby-australia-tribunal

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And further to this saga, Folau has set up a go fund me account aiming to raise $3 million for his legal campaign to sue Rugby Australia to the tune of 10 million. But its not about the money!

 

In a single day $200,000 has poured in largely from Christian evangelicals. Imagine if they got together and raised funds like this for sick and dying children!

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/113678468/sacked-wallabies-star-israel-folau-gets-ton-of-support-with-fundraiser

 

 

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     Can't say I really know what's going on with this guy but a quick scan of the first article gives me the impression that this he is kind of given himself over to being some sort of martyr.  So in that case whatever he's done, and does, is just fine and dandy.  And the xians will eat this up.

 

          mwc

 

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On 6/22/2019 at 3:00 AM, mwc said:

     Can't say I really know what's going on with this guy but a quick scan of the first article gives me the impression that this he is kind of given himself over to being some sort of martyr.  So in that case whatever he's done, and does, is just fine and dandy.  And the xians will eat this up.

 

          mwc

 

 

That pretty much sums it up. 

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And his GoFundMe campaign has been shut down.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/113726953/israel-folaus-gofundme-page-shut-down

 

Thoughts on this?

 

Should this be shut down? Essentially it was to pay his legal bills to sue Rugby Australia for firing him because he wanted to post his religious stuff.

 

Of course Christian's will cry foul, free speech etc (Bearing in mind these are all private companies that are shutting him down.) An interesting wider meta discussion surrounding this.

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     I never know how to feel on things like this.  I don't really care for what I see as censorship but at the same time it seems that whenever you use someone else's service you're at their whims as far how things are implemented.  So no matter what side you're on you really shouldn't ever get too comfortable.

 

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So the Australian Christian Lobby did a donations campaign of their own - raised 2 million in a few days.

 

So if you want to spread your hateful views you can because they are religious and people will fund the heck out of it so they can continue to do so. But try raising money for a practical cause - hard to get anything worthwhile.

 

Bear in mind this guy is not a hard done by fellow. He's a multi millionaire with multiple properties.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/113829213/pause-button-hit-on-israel-folau-fund-after-surpasses-2-million

 

Can someone tell me why its ok to tout the stuff he does and people feel its ok because it's a protected religious belief, but stating your sincerely held racist or anti religious, or white supremacist beliefs isn't because they are just beliefs?

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