Rugby Star Slapped Down for Pro Christian/Anti Gay Comments

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    SYDNEY—"The firing of one of Australia’s best-known sports stars for saying gay people are headed for hell has exposed social fault lines and sparked debate about what constitutes religious expression."
    Australian Rugby Star’s Anti-Gay Post Exposes Fault Lines Over Religious Freedom
    Freedom of speech now means the freedom NOT to criticize homosexuals or have your career ended and your bank account wiped out.
    In the West are we seeing a new movement that ends expression of thoughts and views that upsets the gay community Of course we are.

    Israel Folau listed many behaviors that would get one sent to hell, in his view. But the one that is ending his
    sports career is criticism of homosexuality.
    As the saying goes see who it is that you are not allowed to criticize to see who it is who is running a society.
     
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    He hurt my feelings. End his career!
     
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    Serves him right. He's no Christian, like most bigots he's Christian in name only.
     
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    It’s perfectly appropriate for private society to condemn bigotry and hate.

    Bigots are at liberty to exhibit their ignorance and hate, and they’re solely responsible for the consequences of doing so.
     
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    Except he simply tweeted a bible verse related to 8 types of people needing to repent. Homosexuals were just 1 of the 8. If he had sad "Queers need to be murdered" I would agree with you. However, it is not appropriate to punish people for expressing their faith and you can't get more grounded in doing that than quoting from your particular religion's central text.
     
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    Article is behind a paywall.

    Got a credible source for this story?
     
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    We have freedom of speech. We also have repercussions as a result of that speech. You will not be censored, but it does not necessarily stop the after effects.
     
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    Don't know if this is something you'd consider credible, but no paywall: Folau fired: Rugby Australia axe Israel

    Here's another, and it says there was a pattern of social media postings that violated the league's code of conduct, and that Folau was warned repeatedly before the firing: It's Official: Rugby Australia Fires Israel Folau for Anti-LGBTQ Posts
     
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    Oh shit, Context is here. Party's over. :rofl:
     
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    Too bad he didn't quote the passage about dashing babies' heads against the rocks, or pimping out one's own daughters.
     

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