Just a month after being officially sacked by Rugby Australia for Anti-LGBTI posts on his social media, Israel Folau is back at it, attacking the rainbow community and criticising transgender youth.
Folau’s latest attacks were launched during a sermon at his Sydney church, in which the former Wallabies star described homosexuality as a sin and made claims that the devil was behind youth being allowed to decide if they wanted to change their gender.
“This is what the devil is trying to do, to instil into the government, into this world, into society, and it is slowly happening,” Folau claimed during his Sunday sermon at The Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Kenthurst.
“The sad thing is why a lot of people out there that are non-Christians say bad things about the church, is because a lot of the churches allow those things to happen.”
“They say that a man and a man should be able to be married and there is nothing wrong with it. This buys into the theme of pleasing man rather than pleasing God and standing up for the truth,” Folau added.
The 30-year-old then went on to condemn the practices of modern “Westernised” churches, claiming that they are not true believers in Christ and that Christians must “profess him <Christ> wherever we go.”
“Are we too scared because we might be cast out by our workplace or cast out of somewhere because we’re not liked or loved by those around us and don’t believe the same thing we do?”
“You might be the only born-again Christian in that workplace, you might feel a bit awkward with your co-workers because they are in the world and you’re not. We should feel blessed because God has called us,” Folau concluded.