Israel Folau’s banning for expressing an opinion would be ‘totalitarian’
The outrage mob is out in force following rugby star Israel Folau’s latest social media comments. The mob wants to more than disagree with Folau’s opinion, as is our right in a free society. It wants to ban him from expressing it, which is totalitarian.
On Wednesday, a Rugby Australia spokesman branded Folau’s comments about sexuality and religion “unacceptable”, and said its integrity unit had been “engaged in the matter”. Now it has signalled its intention to sack him.
Folau shared on his Instagram account an image which said to “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators” that “Hell awaits you! Repent! Only Jesus saves.”
As a promoter of free speech, I agree he has the right to say what he believes, but I disagree with what he says that those of us who do not share his beliefs are going to hell.