One of Australia's biggest sports stars has sparked outrage, stating gay people will go to hell unless they repent their sins. Israel Folau, who plays for the New South Wales Warathas and is one of the linchpins of the national team, made the controversial comment while responding to a question on his Instagram and Twitter profiles. The year-old posted a picture captioned with a bible verse relating to "God's plan", which prompted Mike Sephton-Poultney to ask the rugby star: " izzyfolau what was gods [sic] plan for gay people?? Unless they repent of their sins and turn to God. I see unlike Australia, Israel Folau isn't moving with the times pic. Unsurprisingly, the Queensland native's views went down like a lead balloon and sparked uproar on social media.
Israel Folau fired for again saying gays will go to hell
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Nobody can really make up their mind what happens in hell. Some say that their extremely benevolent and kind God condemns you to eternal torture ; others say that it is absence from the presence of God; while yet others say that sod all happens in Hell due to its not actually existing. Again, nobody can make their minds up. Most fundamentalists say that hell is reserved for amoral people. They can narrow this down into a few specific types of people:. Since its been pretty well established that just about everyone, their brother, their 2nd cousin, and their pet dog is destined to burn for all eternity or freeze for all eternity, or We thought it'd just be easier to list who isn't destined to an eternity of
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But it is harmful — and sacking him does nothing to help. Would you like to know how many people, in a group of 10 randomly selected Australians, voted no to same-sex marriage? I did this calculation in my head all the time in the wake of the postal survey. I would turn up the volume on my headphones and survey the passengers on my bus to work, wondering who the no voters were. What were their reasons?
He did not, by His direct creative effort, make them the way they are and then condemn them for how he made them. That is not the biblical position. All these things are sinful according to Scripture and are the result of sin in the world. But it does not mean I want to injure, hurt, or insult anyone who is caught up in any of these things. With each and every person I encounter who is bound by some form of sin, I try to be compassionate and patient.