Wallabies star Folau rekindles anti-gay controversy again after sharing ‘homophobic’ video
Australian rugby star Israel Folau has once again sparked controversy on social media after posting a video on Twitter which was deemed homophobic by many users.
On Monday, the 29-year-old full-back shared a link to an 11-minute video from deceased American evangelist David Wilkerson titled: ‘It’s time to get right with God,’ which contains calls for repentance and includes a number of references to homosexuality.
“With great love I wanted to share this video in the hope that people watch it and think about it,” Folau tweeted.
With great love i wanted to share this video in the hope that people watch it and think about it. Jesus is coming back soon and he wants us to turn to him through repentance and baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38) please don't harden your heart https://t.co/PtDoPCQDco— Israel Folau (@IzzyFolau) 7 мая 2018 г.
“Jesus is coming back soon and he wants us to turn to him through repentance and baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38) please don’t harden your heart.”
In the video, Wilkerson talks about “human sins” and “the importance of turning to baptism,” while images of protesters with rainbow flags emerge on the background. He also refers to tolerance as a sign of modern society’s degradation.
Last month, Folau caused a public uproar after posting a controversial comment on Instagram, saying that gay people will go to hell "unless they repent of their sins and turn to God”
Despite a wave of criticism poured on the player for his anti-gay remarks, he managed to avoid any punishment from Rugby Australia, the country’s rugby governing body.
Earlier this month, Folau said he remains firm in his religious beliefs because they are “something personal with who [he is].”