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Australia Barnaby slams Folau's bushfires comments

00:05  18 november  2019
00:05  18 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Nationals backbencher Barnaby Joyce has chastised Israel Folau after the sacked Wallabies star claimed bushfires crippling Australia were God's punishment for legalising abortion and same-sex marriage.

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.

"He throws rocks at us so he feels good, we throw rocks back at him so we feel good ... but not one of those actions is making a sandwich for a person fighting the fires," he told the Seven Network on Monday.

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"Not one of those actions is actually in a fire truck trying to stop these fires. Israel can concentrate on what he wants to say and I don't really care and we'll concentrate on the fire."

During the 10-minute recording, Folau said the timing of the bushfire crisis, which has left six Australians dead, was no coincidence, but only a taste of God's judgment.

"I've been looking around at the events that's been happening in Australia, this past couple of weeks, with all the natural disasters, the bushfires and the droughts," he said.

Folau then linked a bible passage to the twin disasters of bushfire and drought and, in turn, the legalising of same-sex marriage and abortion.

"The events that have happened here in Australia, in the last couple of years - God's word says for a man and a woman to be together ... they've come and changed this law," he said.

"Abortion, it's okay now to murder, kill infants, unborn children."

Folau said he believed the scripture was talking to Australia.

"Look how rapid these bushfires these droughts, all these things have come in a short period of time. Do you think it's a coincidence or not?"

"God is speaking to you guys. Australia you need to repent and take these laws and turn it back to what is right."

The controversy which saw Folau's $4 million contract torn up in April was the dual international's second run-in with Rugby Australia after being reprimanded for a similar social media post in 2018.

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