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Australian Rugby Star Israel Folau Says Gay People Are Going to Hell

AP Photo/Frank Augstein
AP Photo/Frank Augstein

Folau previously came out against Australian marriage equality.

Israel Folau, the Australian rugby star currently playing for the Waratahs, has left an Instagram comment adding fuel to the already homophobic fire he's created around his public image.

Folau replied to an Instagram comment from a fan asking "what was gods plan for gay people?" saying "HELL.. Unless they repent of their sins and turn to God." Take a look: 2_folau

Folau, a devout Christian, had already come under fire for coming out against the campaign for Australian marriage equality last fall, when he tweeted:

His views are at odds with the official inclusion policy of Rugby Australia, introduced in 2014, which states: "Rugby has and must continue to be a sport where players, officials, volunteers, supporters and administrators have the right and freedom to participate regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or religion and without fear of exclusion. There is no place for homophobia or any form of discrimination in our game and our actions and words both on and off the field must reflect this."

The original post can be viewed below.

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