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These Anti-Gay Views Are “Good for the Community,” Says This New Zealand Rower

These Anti-Gay Views Are “Good for the Community,” Says This New Zealand Rower



You may remember this rugby player kiss that aimed to crush the anti-gay views made by Israel Folau when he said that gay people would end up in "hell" unless they "repent their sins and turn to God."

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Well, as Attitude reported, New Zealand rower Robbie Manson is now saying that Folau's homophobic comments have potentially helped the LGBTQ community due to all of the athletes who have come out slamming Folau's comments.

Speaking to, he said: "In a way, [Folau] has almost done the LGBT community a favor. To have straight allies out there sharing that message is starting to show that it's not really an issue, because now there's so much support that's really visible and obvious."

He also posted this photo of himself clapping back at Folau.

Manson, who is openly gay, recently set up a new charity called Waterboy, which helps children in tough times get the opportunity to play sports. "One of the key barriers that Waterboy is targeting to break down is homophobia in sports," he said. "That's something quite close to me, being an openly gay athlete, and at one point in time, I perceived that to be a barrier myself."

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