Former coach of Vallabies and emitter Alan Jones claims that Israel Folau "feels like a killer" while pending his sentence from the Rugby of Australia.
Folau was found guilty of a "high level" of misconduct for his controversial social media posts that condemn homosexuals and others into hell. Zvijezda Vallabies has yet to hear a $ 4 million contract on his contract.
Jones was a strong advocate of pious Christian folk during a saga that divided Australia, mainly on the issue of freedom of speech and allowing the person to convey his religious convictions.
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The saying of Israel Folau is postponed
"The sadness in all this is not just Israel. He is a gentle and gentle soul, not a tendon of hatred in his body," wrote Jones.
"While he is in peace with his god, he tells me, simply and sadly:" They make me feel like a murderer. "
"Still, even killers and rapists get a reduction in their terms."
Jones quoted the frustration of Rugby fans in this situation: "Our reputation as a great sports nation goes down the line … why a guy who, with a blow, breaks the jaw of another player, bans six weeks, yet a man who says something to others like life? "
Jones compared the current debate on the freedom of religion, which the Folau case pointed out in relation to that of abortion.
"The undeniable debate about abortion has been raging for decades, and both sides are open, publicly and privately, and are not afraid to protest to promote their views. The debate is also potentially harmful and includes religious attitudes, as most of the objections to abortion based on religious convictions.
"However, society is somehow able to incorporate these opposing attitudes, and their expression, one is largely religious, others not, not invoking those who express possible unpopular religious views.
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"Why does the same tolerance not extend to Folau's citation of the bits of the Bible?"
Jones felt that the inability of Rugby Australia to settle the appropriate clause in Folau's contract left this issue without leaving the alternative, except to fall on their sword.
"Since it seems they will not admit they are wrong and given that rugby and his proud legacy are being destroyed, the committee should simply say, this is a problem that we do not believe we can satisfactorily solve, nor believe, if this continues to the ultimate legal conclusion, "wrote Jones Australian.
"The board can still save something in the interest of the game.
Allow the new board to deal with all the problems of the game, including this, and start again on an equal basis, respecting the dual principles of justice to all and keeping our game.
"Where we are today, we can simply express it: either Australia's Rugby Committee's farewell committee or farewell democracy and forgiveness. This must stop before it gets worse."