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Religious leaders speaking about Israel Folau

June 25, 2019. Member for the Union of Progressive Judaism Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black and Sister Libby Rogerson, representing the Loreto Sisters, speaking in Sydney about Israel Folau's legal battle with Rugby Australia after his sacking over controversial social media posts. Rabbi Keren-Black says all prominent people should respect other people's orientation and realise the impact anti-gay statements have on young people. He says many Christians would be disgusted by the financial support offered by the Australian Christian Lobby to Folau. Sister Rogerson says she doesn't see any threat to religious freedoms and the debate is conflating religion with contract law. Folau has been trying to build up a $3 million war chest from public donations to fund his legal battle against Rugby Australia, which terminated his $4 million contract in May. The decision by RA came after Folau posted a biblical passage on social media saying "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters" would go to hell unless they repented. (AAP Video/Andrew Leeson)
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