I don't agree with his Christian view, but he has a right to it and it's good to see he isn't apologizing and is sticking to his principles, despite the consequences - which are the end of his sporting career and over a million pounds a year in sponsorship. I'm an atheist, who he also lists as 'going to hell', but I'm not a snowflake so not offended in the slightest. Seems this simple souled Rugby player has caused more outrage and fury with a naive Instagram post than the decision of the Brunei government recently to pass a law that punishes homosexuality with death by stoning.
Australian rugby star Israel Folau is facing a ban from the national side after claiming that gay people would go to hell.
The 30-year-old full-back, who is Australia's best-paid rugby player, posted on Instagram last week to say that 'hell awaits' for 'drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators'.
Rugby chiefs have said the homophobic comments 'warrant termination of his employment contract', which is believed to be worth around £1.1million a year.
But Folau has refused to back down, saying it was up to God whether he would carry on playing and insisting he would rather face the end of his career than retract his comments.