Israel Folau In Hot Water Again After Saying Gays Go To Hell

One of Australia's best rugby players is in hot water again for posting a homophobic image on social media.

Israel Folau chucked up a picture on Instagram which said 'homosexuals', 'adulterers' and other types of sinners need to repent their errors or they'll 'end up in hell'.

Credit: Israel Folau/Instagram
Credit: Israel Folau/Instagram

All the people on Izzy's list of sinners include 'drunks, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators'. That's a few people in Australia at least.

The Wallabies star added: "Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him."

Clearly Izzy didn't remember how much trouble similar sentiments posted last year got him in, where he had serious meetings with the Wallabies board to see if he was eligible to play for Australia.

Either way, the comments have sparked a war of words with his followers.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

One person wrote: "Just when I thought the shit that comes out of your mouth couldn't get any worse. You're a tool, sit down and shut up!"

Another added: "Why would you post something that will cause division? I would be shocked if it actually turned anyone to Jesus from messages of fear and judgement like this."

A third said: "Sad how someone could be so brainwashed in the 21st century, idiot."

Some people believed that Izzy was free to express his opinion in the way he saw fit, but those sentiments were drowned out by the overwhelming majority who were against him.

Izzy wasn't done with just the gays and drunks, he also took aim at Tasmanian's decision to make birth certificates have an option to have no gender.

Last night Rugby Australia released a statement, saying: "Rugby Australia is aware of a post made by Israel Folau on his Instagram account this afternoon.

"The content within the post is unacceptable. It does not represent the values of the sport and is disrespectful to members of the Rugby community.

"The Rugby Australia integrity (unit) has been engaged on the matter tonight."

All eyes will be on the Wallabies board to see what they do with Folau over this incident. It will be interesting considering we're in the midst of a World Cup year and he's one of the country's best players.

Featured Image Credit: Israel Folau/Instagram

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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