“It wasn’t Rugby Australia that put us in this situation. It was Mr Folau that put us in this situation.”
The Waratahs and Wallabies fullback has 72 hours to appeal the ruling with a different three-member RA panel, however, the 30-year-old is reportedly determined to take the dispute directly to the Supreme Court, such is his conviction that he is being wrongly persecuted for expressing his religious beliefs.
“Rugby Australia did not choose to be in this situation, but Rugby Australia is adamant Israel Folau, with his actions, left us with no other choice,’’ Ms Castle said of Folau’s termination because of his controversial social media posts about gays and other so-called “sinners” he believes are destined for hell.
“Our clear message to all rugby fans today is that we need to stand by our values and the qualities of inclusion, passion, integrity, discipline, respect and teamwork,” Ms Castle said.
And that’s just rugby, the most brutal form of football known to man (but few women). This is where things have moved in the US: Pelosi says ‘tolerance’ of LGBTQs is no longer sufficient.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it’s no longer enough for Americans to be “tolerant” of LGBTQs. We must celebrate and take “pride” in this community’s sexual decisions.
For myself, I await the time when movies show LGBTQ love scenes as often as they do the traditional kind. Meanwhile, what should we make of this: Trump on Buttigieg’s Marriage: ‘I Think It’s Great’. Here’s the exact quote:
“I think it’s absolutely fine… I think it’s great. I think it’s something that perhaps some people will have a problem with. I have no problem with it whatsoever. I think it’s good.”