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Australia Israel Folau links bushfire crisis to same-sex marriage and abortion

15:55  17 november  2019
15:55  17 november  2019 Source:   theage.com.au

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  Barnaby slams Folau's bushfires comments Sacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked the nation's devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage. Nationals backbencher Barnaby Joyce has chastised Israel Folau after the sacked Wallabies star claimed bushfires crippling Australia were God's punishment for legalising a Dumped by Rugby Australia after claiming homosexuals would go to hell, Folau has doubled down in a video sermon posted to the Truth of Jesus Christ Church Sydney.Mr Joyce said it was pointless to engage with Folau.

Sacked Australian rugby star Israel Folau claimed the country’s devastating bushfire crisis and record-breaking levels of drought are “a little taste of what’s Speaking at his local church on Sunday, Folau said: “They’ve legalised same - sex marriage … which is going against the laws that God says

Leaked video footage shows Israel Folau suggesting same - sex marriage and abortion are to blame for Australia's bushfire crisis . Going against the laws that God says,' he said in footage posted to The Truth of Jesus Christ Church's Facebook page. ' Abortion – it's OK now to murder and kill infants

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Sacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked the NSW bushfire crisis and drought to legalising same-sex marriage and abortion, warning the disasters are a "little taste of God's judgment".

Speaking at his church in north-west Sydney, Folau said his remarks were a "message mainly for the people that are outside [the church], within the world". The video footage was posted online on Sunday.

"I've been looking around the events that's been happening in Australia the last couple of weeks, all the natural disasters, the bushfires, the droughts, all these things that are currently happening," Folau said.

'Button up. These comments don't help': Alan Jones blasts Israel Folau for blaming killer bushfires and the drought on Australia legalising gay marriage and abortion

  'Button up. These comments don't help': Alan Jones blasts Israel Folau for blaming killer bushfires and the drought on Australia legalising gay marriage and abortion In an extraordinary sermon at his north-west Sydney church on Sunday, Folau said recent wildfires that have killed six and decimated 530 homes were God's way of speaking to Australia. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Leaked video footage shows Israel Folau suggesting same - sex marriage and abortion are to blame for Australia's bushfire crisis . The devout Christian, who had his million Rugby Australia contract torn up over homophobic social media posts, was filmed on Sunday delivering his latest sermon at the

Footage of Israel Folau doing a sermon at church shows the dumped rugby star appearing to suggest same - sex marriage and abortion are to blame for Australia's bushfire crisis .

"I'm doing this all out of love, for people to hear this message and hopefully be able to receive it with open hearts and they may come to know the truth of [God's] word."

a man standing in a room: Israel Folau has linked the NSW bushfire and drought crises to legalising same-sex marriage and abortion. © Facebook Israel Folau has linked the NSW bushfire and drought crises to legalising same-sex marriage and abortion. The footage of Folau preaching to the congregation at his church was posted to the Facebook page for The Truth of Jesus Christ Church Sydney in Kenthurst as more than 50 fires burned across NSW.

Six people have died and 476 homes have been destroyed in fires throughout the state since the start of this year's bushfire season.

Folau said: "God's word says for a man and a woman to be together, one man and one woman in the covenant of marriage.

"The world, I'm speaking to Australia right now, they've come and changed this law. They've changed that law and now they've legalised same-sex marriage."

Church sign blames drought on sinners

  Church sign blames drought on sinners A church in Caloundra has copped criticism for displaying a message appearing to blame the drought on sinners. "There is no rain because they have sinned against thee," the sign outside Sonshine Baptist Church reads. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

SHUNNED Australian rugby star Israel Folau has blamed the country's wildfires on same - sex marriage and abortion in another bigoted rant. " Abortion , it’s okay to murder and kill unborn children and they deem that to be okay. "Look how rapid these bushfires , these droughts, all these

Australia’s highest-profile rugby union player Israel Folau has again courted controversy after posting a link on social media to a video that warns against ‘tolerance’ of same - sex marriage .

He also said of abortion, which was decriminalised in NSW in October, that "in the eyes of God it's evil, in society today it's good".

"Look how rapid, these bushfires, these droughts, all these things have come, in a short period of time. You think it's a coincidence or not? God is speaking to you guys, Australia, you need to repent.

"What you see right now in the world is only a little taste of God's judgment that's coming, it's not even a big thing."

Folau said the natural disasters were "no coincidence" and the solution was for people to "turn from their wicked ways".

Rugby Australia sacked Folau after he wrote a post on Instagram saying drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators would go to hell unless they repented.

Folau is suing Rugby Australia for unlawfully terminating his contract because of his Christian beliefs. Australian rugby officials maintain that Folau breached a players' code of conduct.

In October, Folau said he knew before his social media post warning that homosexuals and other sinners would go to hell that the remarks would be "offensive" but he would "absolutely" do it again.

Firefighters need 'better access to water' to combat fires .
Building more water infrastructure, including dams, will be key to firefighters battling bushfires into the future, according to Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce. Firefighters across NSW are still fighting blazes as air pollution in Sydney reached 15 times the hazardous level after strong winds dragged smoke from a nearby fire at Gospers Mountain into the Sydney basin on Tuesday. Speaking with Sky News, Mr Joyce also dismissed former rugby star Israel Folau's comments claiming the nation's bushfire and drought emergencies are God's punishment for legalising abortion and same-sex marriage.

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