Rugby Star Slapped Down for Pro Christian/Anti Gay Comments

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    Twitter is free. Go over there, sign up, and quote those passages you like until you turn blue in the face. Psalm 137, however, is about eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth.
     
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    Here in the U.S., I think the case would be pretty clear. It appears that Mr. Folau was fired for expressing his legitimate religious beliefs, outside of the context of his work. This makes it a clear cut case of religious discrimination on the part of his employer, which would be blatantly illegal here in the U.S., and in any event, ethically and morally unjustifiable, even if it is legal where it occurred.

    I found this article…

    Rugby Australia reportedly face financial ruin in Israel Folau case

    …which states that the Rugby Australia organization could be put “on the precipice of insolvency” if it loses this case. If so, then I have not a bit of sympathy for them. They should have thought of the possible consequences,as well as the moral implications, before they made the choice to engage in such an outrageous violation of their employee's basic human rights to freedom of religion and expression. Perhaps their ruin will stand as an example to other organizations and employers contemplating similar offenses.
     
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    Folau's comments may not be universally popular but he should have every right to express himself.
    When did Australia turn into Communist China? The test of free speech is if one can say something that
    is controversial.
    Rugby Australia has failed that test, mate!
     
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    Folau's comments may not be universally popular but he should have every right to express himself.
    When did Australia turn into Communist China? The test of free speech is if one can say something that
    is controversial.
    Rugby Australia has failed that test, mate!
     
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    Trust me, there's no way I'm latching on to a peoplesucker like Tweeter.

    The only tweeter I'll ever be involved with is a high freeq speaker.
     
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    You seem uncertain of the difference between "Australia" and "Rugby Australia". The latter is not the nation.

    This is like equating "Major League Baseball" and "The United States".

    Rugby Australia has its rules. Just as for example this site does. The US has no laws against accusations of bestiality. But just try doing that here.
     
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    As conservatives are fond of saying....free speech doesn't mean NO CONSEQUENCES. He exercised his deranged ignorant hate speech and he suffered the consequences.


    good.
     
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    Actually it wouldn't. Look up the phrase "morals clause".

    We did this with the Duck hunters, quite a while back.
     
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    Wrong book dude try pappy Mohammed's
    Diary.


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    Exactly right.
    I know you'd be happy with someone suddenly shouting "Allahu Akbar" on your plane when you're 30,000 feet up...many bigots wouldn't.
     

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